Learn about Mount Hope Farm's Signature Trees

August 28, 2018
Matt “Twig” Largess is an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist, but unlike many arborists is a passionate treehugger and environmentalist. 

He is a Rhode Island native and studied forestry in college and worked in his earlier years as a logger in the Pacific Northwest, cutting down some of the largest trees on the planet. He founded Largess Forestry, Inc. in 1986, which is “dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and education of earth’s forests while enhancing awareness and knowledge of the natural world.”  

With over 25 years of experience, Matt dedicates his life to both proper arboriculture of individual trees as well as the preservation of old growth forests. Matt is nationally known for his expertise, insight, and forest lore, and as to be expected his writings appear in various publications.  

In 2006 he was named by Yankee Magazine as “Tree Preservationist of the Decade.”  Recently a book “Treehugger” by Shamus Flaherty was published about his life and work. ”  It is worth looking at his business website to learn more about both his professional work and the many educational events he participates in, including tree walks.  

This year’s popular “Signature Trees of Mount Hope Farm” on August 28 (5:45-7:45 pm) will be Matt’s 4th annual consecutive walk, which is one of many statewide Land Trust Days events that day.