Georgia Silvera Seamans is an urban forester, independent researcher, and writer. She is the director and co-founder of Washington Square Park Eco Projects (http://www.wspecoprojects.org). Georgia has bylines with UrbanOmnibus.net, Audubon.com, and Audubon Magazine, and her research has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and Journal of Arboriculture. She blogs about urban nature at localecologist.org. She holds degrees from Wesleyan University, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and UC Berkeley.