Urban Forestry Manager
Rachel contributes to Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment reports and delivery, Urban Forest Management Plans (UFMP) reports and delivery, Urban Heat Island studies and delivery, Urban Forestry education and awareness, and the delivery of various programs at Texas Trees Foundation promoting the importance of urban forestry and urban forestry best management practices.
Prior to joining Texas Trees Foundation in May 2021, Rachel worked for Texas A&M Forest Service for eight years focusing on oak wilt identification and management, Forest Stewardship Plans, and the importance of forest health and human health.
Master of Science in Plant Pathology with an emphasis in Nematology | Tarleton State University, August 2012
Bachelor of Science in Urban Forestry | Texas A&M University, August 2010
Texas A&M Forest Service-Granbury | Staff Forester II
Provide professional assistance with specialization in a specific program area within Pest Management. Promote awareness, develop outreach programs, and collaborate with other natural resource agencies.
On-site technical assistance provided to landowners to identify tree insect and disease problems and to develop management strategies. On-site assistance also addressing stewardship and land management practices. Development of oak wilt management plans, including mapping of field data, processing of cost-share applications.
Provide technical assists in program areas including urban forestry, forest
Thesis – McGregor, R. A. 2011. Management of Meloidogyne marylandi (root-knot nematode) on Turfgrass. M. S. Thesis, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas. (In Preparation).
Certifications | Licenses | Awards
Certified Arborist • TDA noncommercial political pesticide applicator • Texas Accredited Forester • TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) • PFAT (Post Fire Assessment) • Oak Wilt Qualified • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Remote Pilot • Texas A&M Forest Service Central Texas Operations Departmental Award • Advanced GIS • Critical Incident Stress Management- CISM • Urban Forest Strike Team