Our Team

Newport Tree Society

Board of Directors

Lilly Dick, President
Timothy Brown, Treasurer
Kristyn Woodland, Secretary
Robert Currier
Pamela Gilpin
Lisa Lewis
Scott Wheeler
Susan Ruf

Newport Arboretum Special Advisors

Tee Jay Boudreau
Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator
RI DEM Division of Forest and Environment

Tim Brown
RI-DEM Licensed Arborist; RI Certified Horticulturist; Owner, TJ Brown Landscaping

John Campanini
Technical Advisor – RI Tree Council
Retired City Forester of Providence

Robert Currier
ISA Certified Arborist; CRMC Certified Invasives Manager; RI Certified Horticulturist; Manager, TJ Brown Landscaping

Jeffrey Curtis
Director of Gardens and Grounds
Preservation Society of Newport County

Thomas Dupree
Chair – R I Tree Council
Retired Director of RI DEM Division of Forest Environment

Pamela Gilpin
Professional gardener

Dr. Susan Gordon
Director – Kinney Azalea Garden
Wakefield, RI

Bruce Payton
State Forestor
RI DEM Division of Forest and Environment

Dr. Brian Maynard
Professor, Department Chair
URI Department of Plant Sciences

Martin Van Hof
Island Garden Shop
Portsmouth, RI

Scott Wheeler Scott Wheeler
ISA Certified Arborist; Newport Tree Warden and Buildings & Grounds Supervisor

Kristyn Woodland
RI Certified Horticulturist; NOFA Accredited Land Care Professional; CRMC Certified Invasives Manager; Manager, T.J Brown Landscaping, Inc.

The Newport Tree Society

The Newport Tree Society has been a reliable partner of the City of Newport’s Forestry Division for over twenty years. During this time, the Society’s focus has been the creation of a long-term, sustainable approach to the protection and regeneration of Newport’s urban forest. The Newport Arboretum is designed to help extend this proven framework beyond the protection of public trees, cultivating a greater sense of stewardship among private property owners and all Newport citizens.

The Newport Arboretum, New England's first citywide arboretum, is a special project of The Newport Tree Society of Newport, Rhode Island.