John Duvall

John grew up on Long Island, NY where he started work as a tree climber and arborist during his school years. Here he developed his passion for trees, which turned into a lifelong vocation.

Leading a dual career, he also worked as a documentary sound recordist, covering stories on farming, forestry, public parks, land use and a variety of environmental topics, for the BBC, PBS and other television networks. He also started a blog called Tree Diaries where people submit their own stories about beloved trees, and wrote an Op Ed piece that appeared in the NY Times, advocating use of a living Christmas tree for Rockefeller Center.