Intro by Attorney Bodow: Just a day in the park


I used to be an attorney and I’ve grown up always loving literature, it was always my strength in school, always flunking my math tests by acing my english tests, yes the life of an creative writer. This blog will be a function of that passion to blog about my life and things I love to do, my first intro will be about a small trip I had at the park a while back, hope you like my writing 🙂

I remember as a child going to the national park for a field trip in the seventh grade. For a city girl that thought a ten by ten feet lot was a forest. That park was amazing to me. Seeing and learning about all the different species of plants, trees, animals I would imagine I was the main character in Totoro. The magnitude of it all was spellbinding to my twelve-year-old self. In addition, the forest ranger stories and information regarding the trees, plants and animals was enough to peek my interest in forestry. As soon as we had a break, I could not wait to speak to him. When I saw him over by an elm tree drinking a bottle of water I quickly made my way to him. Then I started peppering him with questions. How did he get started, did he have to go to college, how did he learn all the stuff he knew. He was nice, that ranger, and patiently answered all of my questions. It was being in the park surrounded by nature and listen to the wisdom of the park ranger that put my future into motion.

Loving Tree Care since Young

Later that year, I participated in the junior park ranger club. I have been a member ever since. In fact, now that I am an adult I take groups out on tours and I teach classes for schools and other youth groups. However, it was then in seventh grade that I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to work in nature. Loving, developing and caring for trees and vegetation.


Later on in my life, I attended the university where I studied arboriculture and urban forestry and minor in botany. There I was able to really hone in my knowledge and love for all things green. I was taught how to asses a tree health and condition. How to properly care for vegetation and so much more. When I graduated, from the university I worked for five years as a ground maintenance supervisor, two years with the local utility company, and now I run a successful lawn and tree care business. I am the only company in the tristate area that uses only organic and environmentally friendly products.

My team and I create the products that I use in the field. Ensuring that all the pesticides and fertilizers that we use are safe for the plants, trees, grass, insect, safe for everything and everyone. My experience and knowledge has really put me over the edge in my field. Because of my background and experience, the lawns and trees that I care for are far more superior to its neighbors. It is as the grass is greener, the trees foliage is fuller, the shrubs healthier. What can I say business is good!

All my successes and triumphs are due to that park ranger I met as a young girl. That took the time out to talk to me. He encourage my curiously and made working outside everyday seem like the most exciting adventure. In all honesty it is. I love running my business, I love pruning, trimming, felling (on occasion), and caring for trees, shrub, and plant life. Moreover, I really have that park ranger to thank, so thank you, you know who you are.

Yea so attorneys do have a creative and playful side lol.


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