Zoo Celebrates Global Tree Expert’s Devon Roots

In this story from Express & Echo, John Davey is honored by a park in Devon, UK.

Published Sept. 9, 2013

Express & Echo

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is marking the role South Devon played in the career of the man regarded around the world as the father of modern tree surgery.

John Davey served a six year apprenticeship in horticulture and landscape gardening in Torquay. He moved to the US and became a leading tree expert, publishing his first book, the Tree Doctor, in 1901.

For the full story, visit the Express & Echo website.


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