Mission Statement

Tree New Mexico is dedicated to helping communities plant and care for trees in urban areas — large and small — throughout The Land of Enchantment.

Welcome to Tree New Mexico

Organizational History and Goal

For over 30 years Tree New Mexico (TNM) has been planting trees in the Land of Enchantment and educating the public on the value and necessity of healthy urban forests. We continue to be the premier private, non-profit tree planting organization in NM (and the nation); planting thousands of trees each year and building a high level of understanding and advocacy for the expansion and maintenance of urban forests.

Tree New Mexico was initially formed out of concern for the environment by local high school students on the premise that tree planting is an important and worthwhile national and community goal. Since our founding in 1990, our partners and volunteers have helped plant over 1,250,000 trees in communities throughout New Mexico. Founding Director, Sue Probart, ran TNM for the better part of 30 years. She was generally known in NM as “Ms. Tree” and was an instigator of urban forestry initiatives throughout the state.

 

Our Objectives:

  • Increase the canopy of urban and community forests throughout New Mexico.
  • Build public awareness regarding trees and the environmental role they play in our communities and the nation.
  • Provide environmental tree-based education for citizens of all ages.
  • Mitigate and reverse urban heat island effect in urban areas of the state.
  • Serve as an urban and community forestry advocate.
  • Build strong and effective partnerships with all levels of public and private organizations.

Tree New Mexico
Board of Directors

Jim Maddox

James A. Maddox

President

Jim has been active with Tree New Mexico and a member of the Board of Directors since 1993.

Gary Benton

Gary Benton

Treasurer

Gary retired as a process engineer in June 2016, after a 20-year career at the Intel Corporation.

Laura Rummler

Laura W. Rummler

Member of the Board

Laura brings expertise in nonprofits and business management to Tree NM.

Janus

Janus Herrera

Member of the Board

In 2019, Janus began planting with TreeNM and has since enjoyed the Tree Stewards program, deliverin...

Tree New Mexico Staff   

Shannon

Shannon Horst

Executive Director

An avid fly fisher and published author with 25+ years’ experience in not for profit management

Tamara

Tamar Randall

Development Director

A Certified Grant Writer, Tamar loves working with people to support the environment.

Kelly White

Kelly White

Education Director

A life long gardener and lover of all things green

beth in climbing gear

Beth Forman

Statewide NeighborWoods Director

With a deep love for New Mexico, Beth is determined to use her skills and resources to ensure the lo...

Ray

Ray Hendrix

Greater ABQ NeighborWoods Director

Ray is excited to expand their conservation career and help create more urban green spaces.

Erika Robers

Erika Robers

Assistant Director of Education

Erika is excited to combine her experiences in community engagement, education and environmental pla...

Luis

Luis Santiago

Planting Event Coordinator

I am happy to join Tree New Mexico to create a greener Albuquerque.

Mackenzie

Mackenzie Wieder

Planting Event Coordinator

As a tree planting coordinator Mackenzie is eager to enmesh her love for all things nature into an u...

Maureen

Maureen Poulas

Program Coordinator

Enjoying the intersection of people, trees and working for sustainability

Sue Probart - Founder

Founder (January 29, 1949 – January 9, 2023) Suzanne was the founding director of Tree New Mexico. She guided Tree New Mexico into a nationally recognized and commended environmental tree planting and education organization. For many years she served on the New Mexico Tree Planting Advisory Committee, and the New Mexico Urban Forest Council. During its formative years, Suzanne also helped Navajo agencies and government officials establish Navajo Nation Arbor Day and assisted communities around the state in earning their Tree City USA designations

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TreeNM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability in its program or activities. Shannon Horst is the designated civil rights coordinator.

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