equip magazine | Edition 3


TurfMutt partners with Mission: Unstoppable and Lucky Dog to highlight the industry’s impact. Backyarding


The TurfMutt Foundation was formed to provide learning experiences, stewardship of our green spaces, and care for living landscapes for the benefit of us all. More people in the last few years have discovered that caring for our living landscapes is important— whether it’s in a backyard, at a business office, or in a public park. That’s why the Foundation was proud to invest this past year in two different shows on CBS— Mission Unstoppable and Lucky Dog —that helped showcase the importance of stewarding our living landscapes and the benefits they provide, while also spotlighting landscape industry professionals. This past May, in an episode of Mission Unstoppable on CBS, three experienced tree care professionals, Rebecca Seibel, Bear LeVangie, and Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, were featured. This was an

excellent opportunity to showcase women in arboriculture and the green industry. Hosted by Miranda Cosgrove on CBS, the Mission Unstoppable series routinely covers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, so talking about backyarding and living landscapes through the show made sense for the TurfMutt Foundation. Rebecca is a lead instructor for the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop (WTCW) and a lead instructor for North American Training Solutions. Bear is the co-founder of the WTCW and serves as a lead instructor and as the Executive Director. Melissa also is a co-founder of the WTCW and the Educational Director and a Business Development Advocate for Shelter Tree/RBI. While talking about arboriculture and how decisions are made when caring for trees during the Mission Unstoppable episode, the three tree-care professionals

The Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop worked with TurfMutt, and produces arborist education at Equip Exposition.

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