Below is a short rundown of how we got to today.
I have a degree in Botany and graduate work in Forestry. After serving in Turkey with the USAF in the early 60’s, I worked with a national tree company for three years and then started my own tree service. I operated that business, McNeary’s Arborists Inc. for 42 years. Over a period of time, besides tree work, we got involved in irrigation, and landscaping. In the landscaping department, I got very interested in koi ponds and watergardens. I had a web site that was called Arborman.com but had to release that when I sold the company.
We installed many ponds and raised many fish. We also purchased koi from Blackwater Creek Koi and Quality Koi. We also raised a few of our own, mostly butterfly koi. A few years before we sold our business, I decided to focus on retail sales of koi and pond equipment. We were beginning to get a lot of traffic when we consummated the sale. We sold our business to Bartlett Tree Expert Company which interesting enough is the company I started with in the tree business in1967. I worked out of the Rockville Maryland office and moved to Charlotte which was my home town and ran their operation here for three years. Eventually I went off on my own.
Since retiring from the tree industry, I am still involved in a number of organizations all of which are of interest to me. I am sure that some of the things I am interested in, others are also. I will write about some of these interest which means I need to occasionally do some research which in turns helps with my education. One of my areas of interest is photography and hopefully, I can illustrate some of these discussions with photos.
It is my wish that you find something of interest. I also have become very concerned about the damage we are doing to our environment worldwide, and I hope that some of the pages here will shed some light on these issues.