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Care and Design
Darrel has over 25 years of experience in the green industry. He also holds the following certifications:
- Certified Arborist with International Society of Arborists
- Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist
- Pennsylvania Certified Applicator
- Longwood Gardens Certificates of Merit I and II
Elizabeth has over 10 years experience in the green industry.
- Pennsylvania Certified Applicator Technician’s License
- Longwood Gardens Landscape Design Certificate
We love nature–its seems to be in our DNA. Darrel started an arboretum on our estate years ago which includes some nice oak specimens and only recently discovered his name “Darrel” actually means “grove of oak trees” in Welsh. You just can’t get much closer to destiny than that! Darrel loves to work and has a passion for solving plant problems and serving his clients. He also enjoys reading, hiking (he met Elizabeth on an Appalachian Trail hike), local history and cutting firewood.
Elizabeth does landscape design and oversees our office. She loves helping people and is particularly interested in utilizing native plants and restoring local habitats for wildlife. Gardening, tea parties, and working in the woods are other favorite activities.
We Mills enjoy the natural environment every day. We have trained with Penn State to become PA Forest Stewards and manage 25 acres of private woodlands at our home in Willow Street. A solar power installation has also been completed at our residence–we are thrilled to be reducing our carbon footprint and to be producers–not just consumers