ISA Certified Arborist - Robin Rivet is an independent, consulting horticulturist and landscape designer providing residents, non-profits, municipalities and business with education and planning services. In 2012, she helped launch the countywide tree-mapping website that calculated the ecosystem benefits of urban trees. That year she received the Durrell Maughn Founder’s Award, “As an individual who had done the most to advance urban forestry education in the State of California”. Robin currently serves on the City of La Mesa Environmental/Sustainability Commission, the City of San Diego Community Forest Advisory Board, the executive committee for the San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council, and was past manager of the Cool Communities Shade Tree Program. She holds a lifetime certification as a utility forester, is an active member of the California Rare Fruit Growers, and is a certified tree risk assessor. At her home in La Mesa, she helps tend a large, backyard orchard, and believes home gardens should have components to mitigate climate change, supply edibles, provide wildlife habitat, and be water-efficient. As a public service for the San Diego Horticultural Society, Robin authors a regular garden column, called “Trees Please”, and this is her 20th year volunteering as a trained University of California Master Gardener. She was Fellow for the National Science Foundation’s “Art of Science Learning” in 2013-14, and in 2015, La Mesa Beautiful honored Robin as their “Citizen of the Year” for a decade of public service toward improving awareness of urban forestry.