Sheffield arborist Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll featured on CBS series ‘Mission Unstoppable’ – Berkshire Eagle



Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll, left, of Sheffield, and fellow arborists Bear LeVangie, center, and Rebecca Seibel, proper, Shall be featured on the CBS collection Mission Unstoppable airing Saturday, Might 14.




A Sheffield arborist Shall be Inside the nationwide spotlight in an upcoming episode of the CBS collection “Mission Unstoppable.”‘

The Daytime Emmy Award-worthwhile collection, hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, profiles women Who’re superstars Inside the STEM (science, know-how, engineering and math) fields.

“As typically as I can, for anyone who Desires to pay attention, I am going to converse timber, about timber and inform people Regarding the significance of them,” Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll says Inside the half, which additionally options her twin sister, Bear LeVangie, and good friend Rebecca Seibel. LaVangie Ingersoll teaches womens’ chainsaw expertise workshops at Berkshire Botanical Gardens, in Stockbridge, And regularly halficipates in Sheffield’s annual Arbor Day ceremonies, pruning timber with completely different native arborists. 

The trio of arborists will seem Inside the “Mission Unstoppable” episode airing on Saturday, Might 14. In the Berkshires, the collection airs on Saturdays at 6 a.m. on CBS affiliate WSHM-Tv (Channel 3 for Spectrum clients Inside the Pittsfield/Lee service spaces); at noon on CBS affiliate WBZ-Tv (Channel 3 for Spectrum clients Inside the North Adams service space) and at 11 am. on WRGB-Tv (Channel 6 for all Spectrum and Structure subscribers).

“We’re educators. We’re the voice of the timber as a Outcome of They will’t converse,” Bear LeVangie says all by way of an interview On The very Greater of the half. Collectively, the sisters, who grew up in Barre, found their dream jobs have been in arboriculture. However after realizing that teaching alternatives for feminine arborists have been far and few, they based The women’s Tree Climbing Workshop (WTCW), a nationwide women-led group devoted to Making a protected and empowering studying environment For women to climb timber. So far, the group has taught over 700 women how a climbing arborist works, protected climbing methods and accountable tree care. Seibel is a lead teacher at WTCW.

The LeVangie’s recently halfnered with The TurfMutt Basis, An group that encourages outdoors studying experiences, stewardship of inexperienced spaces, and Look after dwelling landscapes, to showcase these outdoors profession prospects for youthful women. Through the episode, the trio demonstrates The biggest Method to protectedly climb and use power devices to correctly prune timber, whereas eradicating lifeless wooden from an elm tree behind Seibel’s house in Wisconsin.