Terry Galloway was born in Evanston, Illinois and
attended the University of Illinois. She began working for DNR in 1992 as
Volunteer Coordinator for the Forest Service and since 1997 she has served as
the Director of the TREE-MENDOUS Maryland Program. Terry lives in Severna Park
and enjoys tennis, boating, stock car racing and spending time with her
grandchildren. She also enjoys sharing what she knows about plants, gardens and
landscaping with others.
I direct volunteers to local tree projects,
support DNR foresters and rangers, and supply hundreds of communities around the
state with tree projects. I also work with schools and students of all ages,
scout troops, homeowner's associations, corporations, environmental
organizations and other groups that want to volunteer to plant and maintain
trees in their local community for the benefit of the environment; in
particular, for the health and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Anyone who
plants trees can call them self a TREE-MENDOUS Marylander.
We have to practice sustainability. We have a
responsibility as stewards to ensure our grandchildren are not left saddled with
a huge environmental bill.
My concern is that we maintain the state’s long
heritage of protecting our natural environment. Maryland has always been a
national leader in this regard – even internationally -- and I hope we will
The most enjoyable and memorable recent book
was Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time to read
for pleasure but that book stands out -- my husband, our oldest grandson, and I
all read it while we were touring India in August. It was a funny but serious
adventure of a young boy and a 450-pound Bengal tiger shipwrecked on a lifeboat
in the Pacific Ocean for 8 months. The boy was a practicing Hindu, Muslim and
Christian - very thought provoking.
Practice Bayscaping. Reduce the lawn area by
planting mulched beds and groundcovers. Be sure to plant the right plants in the
right places – shade vs. sun, wet vs. dry. Plant evergreen shrubs you can cut
for holiday decorations and flowers you can cut to bring into the house
throughout the growing season.
I love being outdoors, getting my hands dirty, working hard, planting, nurturing, growing, and observing wildlife. Aside from my work here at DNR, I also volunteer as a Landscape Design Critic with the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, the Annapolis Horticulture Society, the Hollyberry Garden Club, and of course at my own house.