Rose Tileston manages financial grants to locally based nonprofit organizations and plans and implements tree planting events for corporate and foundation sponsors as part of American Forests’ Tree Equity program. Tileston also manages American Forests’ National Champion Trees program by working with all 50 state big/champion tree programs and volunteers to find and document the largest trees in the United States, and she curates the annual National Register of Champion Trees. Tileston has worked in the environmental field for the last 10 years, including for local and national nonprofits such as Alliance for Community Trees and Tree Pittsburgh. Tileston co-founded Hidden Harvest, Pittsburgh’s first food-rescue urban gleaning program. Tileston holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Chatham University and a certificate in climate change and health from Yale University.
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Senior Manager of Urban Forestry