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May 21, 2015
Nativo Lodge 11:30 am
May 21 Meeting
Our Urban Forest
Economic Development in New Mexico
At the April 16 North I-25 Business Association meeting, Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, spoke widely on how New Mexico is faring economically and commented on the 2015 Legislative session.
“I am optimistic about the next few years in New Mexico, said Jon Barela, adding “the path ahead will be arduous.”
In thirty minute’s time, Barela provided a broad perspective and clarifying detail on the economic climate in New Mexico, our challenges, and opportunities. He discussed
dependence on Federal dollars,
the Legislative Session,
funding for economic development, international trade,
what's fueling job growth
Join us on Thursday May 21 when we set our sights on trees! Reserve here.
In Albuquerque's diverse environment, trees play an important role. Just how important will be the subject of Joran Viers's talk to the North I-25 Business Association on May 21.
Viers is the City Forester in the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Albuquerque. He also is President of Think Trees NM.
Viers will discuss:
- Benefits of Urban Trees
- Good Trees for Albuquerque
- What trees need from us
As we head into the hottest time of the year, you can learn how to protect your tree investments at your business and at your home, as well as protecting our natural environment. Make your reservation now!
As City Forester, Viers is broadly responsible for tree care issues within the City, as described by a few City ordinances. Prior to taking this position, he worked for the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, first as a County Horticulture Agent and County Director in Bernalillo County, and then as State Urban Small Farm Horticulture Agent. Viers was born in Albuquerque, but grew up in California, Costa Rica and Arkansas. He has a life-long love of plants and the natural sciences. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s degree in Botany from the University of Florida. Mr. Viers has been a member of Think Trees NM since 2003, and an ISA-Certified Arborist since 2008.