Teaches: Introduction to Horticulture, Arboriculture
Laura has a background in public health, began taking classes at Merritt College in 2001. She went through the landscape design series and the aesthetic pruning series, opening her own business in landscape design and maintenance in 2004. She went back to school again, in 2008, at UC Davis and received her MS degree in Horticulture and Agronomy in 2010, with an emphasis on plant physiology and arboriculture. She is currently a doctoral student at UC Davis in the Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group. Her current research has application in urban forestry. Laura has taught both taxonomy (plant ID) labs and arboriculture labs at UC Davis for the past 2 years, and teaches both Introduction to Horticulture and Arboriculture at Merritt College. She continues to run her business on a part-time basis. Laura is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).