Instructor: Levi O'Brien

Levi O'Brien
Levi O'Brien has an extensive knowledge of trees and other plants and is happiest when he's sharing his knowledge and passion with others. He has taught Dendrology and Entomology at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. He worked as an arborist consultant for the city parks' street tree program, co-edited A Field Guide to the Trees of Oakwood Cemetery, and has presented talks on trees to diverse audiences, from school groups to the New York Landowners Association.

O'Brien has also provided tree assessment and care at the municipal, nursery and greenhouse level, as well managed his own horticulture, landscaping and consulting clients. Levi is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from SUNY ESF.

Classes by this instructor

This user-friendly intro course surveys the major plant groups-flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes-focusing on their form and structure. Become botanically literate and gain practical experience in dissecting and analyzing plant structures.
243HRT300BO 01/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm O'Brien

Take a deep dive into the history and modern-day uses of trees found in the tri-state area, from American elm to white pine. On this walk and talk, we will discuss 12 species and how the specific ecology and wood more...
243NAT206 03/29 Fr 2:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien