Fifty volunteer certified arborists and their families volunteered their tree expertise this past weekend at California's Camp Josepho, a Boy Scout camp in the hills of Santa Monica. In exchange for their donated tree care, the West L.A. Boy Scouts will donate $15,000 to The Britton Fund, a tree research and education charitable nonprofit.
“This is an event certified arborists bring their families back to year after year," said event organizer Mary Pendleton. "They get to show their children what it is they do all week and enjoy the free time on Sunday utilizing the camp’s activities. I love seeing middle aged guys showing their daughters how to climb trees like the professionals do, or explaining why a certain tree needs to be pruned a specific way."