Contributing Our Knowledge of Trees to Local Publication
"Making sure trees are healthy has been Donegan’s mission in life. Three decades ago, after a 30-hour snowplow marathon and with a baby on the way, he decided to dedicate himself to what he loved most, 'working in trees.'
In 1984, Donegan got his big break, winning a bid to tend to 480 trees in the surrounding parks on the White House Grounds. He hired 13 people and got to work. Forty-five days later the trees were clipped, pruned and moving towards a healthy year. Next came The Naval Observatory and the Vice President’s residence. When the late (and gracious) Barbara Bush spotted him up in a 200-year-old oak, he heard her call out, 'You be careful up there.' And just then he slipped. Fortunately, he was not hurt."
We were delighted to share our insights on trees for the June 2018 issue of Middleburg Life.