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The How-To-Gardener is owned and operated by Michael and Dianne Mahanna. Mike has over 25 years of experience in the fields of horticulture and arboriculture. In 1993, Mike obtained his Certified Arborist Status with the International Society of Arboriculture and is an active member of the NYS Arborist Assoc.

In his first five years, Mike was a landscape designer for two local landscape companies. For the last 20 years, Mike has worked as a horticulturist and arborist for Hamilton College. Of those 20 years, most were spent as a gardener at the Hamilton College Root Glen.

Mike is also proud of the volunteer work he does as a Master Gardener for the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Mike and Dianne reside in the Village of Clinton with their two children Ryan and Melanie, and dog Buckwheat.


Austrian Pine
(Pinus nigra)

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