Candidates for the 2022-23 term
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Starting out as a high school biology teacher in Annapolis MD, Ed retired after 33 years as an assistant principal. But while still teaching he had targeted Christmas trees as a favorite hobby and future income. He started a small-scale Christmas tree farm on family land in East Stroudsburg, PA in 1980. By 1988 he was traveling up on weekends to stand in the cold and help local families find their perfect tree to cut. Over the years, the Christmas tree farm has evolved into a full-service, three-season garden center that Ed still manages, a second full-time career.
He began thinking of chestnuts as companions to Christmas trees sold during the holiday season. After all, Christmas trees and American chestnuts go together like Thanksgiving and turkey. Ed envisioned selling chestnuts with Christmas trees during the holiday season and found his way to TACF.
He looks forward to bringing his experience as a commercial Christmas tree grower to the Chapter Board especially in highlighting the importance of soil quality.