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Kurstin Barta

Plant health manager picks a leaf off a spring snow crabapple for a leaf sap analysis

Kurstin is in her 4th season here at Purple Springs. She has been instrumental in the development of the “Plant Health Department” thanks to her passion for making a positive impact. 

I love being able to work towards something meaningful, change mindsets, and grow trees from a healthy ‘plant health’ perspective.

Kurstin graduated from Mount Royal College with a bachelors degree in Applied Industrial Ecology. She’s proud of her family and her kids love the fact that she knows so much about trees!

Plant health manager uses a magnifying glass to scout for bugs