Sandy Beech is one of the co-founding members of a “Girls-Only” tree club house with her best friend, Keiko Fukiage, that later allowed Clive to join (because of his amazing knowledge about insects and to help Keiko cope with her fear of bugs). And so, with Clive in the club, this opened the way for other boys to join, and together they eventually become the urban forestry team known as, the Arbor Rangers ™! Sandy specializes in tree identification. She loves to climb trees and is quite an inventive thinker when it comes to designing fun gizmos and gadgets for the team!
Keiko Fukiage is one of the co-founding members of a “Girls-Only” tree club house with her best friend, Sandy Beech, that would later allow boys to join and eventually become the urban forestry team known as, the Arbor Rangers ™! Keiko specializes in pruning and is a very talented artist as well as story writer! She has an active imagination and dreams up all kinds of tales to share with her team!
Zaire Manning, soon after moving into their neighborhood, was the first recruit to Sandy & Keiko’s “Girls-Only” tree house club before it changed to include boys to join and eventually become the urban forestry team known as, the Arbor Rangers ™! Zaire is really good at mathematics and so specializes in planning and statistics for the team. She also loves music and likes to write happy songs!
Clive Jones loves to study and collect insects and was befriended by Keiko when he “rescued” her from a Walking Stick insect (that he showed her was really not dangerous at all) and so, he became the first boy to be recruited into Sandy & Keiko’s former “Girls-Only” tree house club that eventually become the urban forestry team known as, the Arbor Rangers ™! Clive is the bug specialist. He loves to explore different insects and how they interact with their surroundings. He also takes an interest in fungi and is helpful in trouble-shooting tree disease problems. Clive has a pet praying mantis he’s named, Mickey!
Donny Phillips was the last recruit into Sandy & Keiko’s former “Girls-Only” tree house club, who become part of establishing the core membership of the urban forestry team that later called themselves, the Arbor Rangers ™! Donny is a tree biology specialist and cooperates with Clive in investigating tree disease problems. He also loves to do word puzzles, like crosswords, along with other fun activities and games. Sometimes, Donny likes to tell jokes and riddles to get his team mates laughing or to brighten up the day!
Mickey the Mantid is Clive Jones pet!
Jose Moreno is a classmate who impressed Zaire because of his determination and courage, despite his physical limitations, to always strive to do his very best and to help others. He became the second boy to be recruited into Sandy & Keiko’s former “Girls-Only” tree house club that eventually become the urban forestry team known as, Arbor Rangers ™! Jose has learned A LOT about safety since his unfortunate accident with his father while pruning trees. He provides the team tips and reminders to keep them safe during their adventures, as well as helping others to appreciate the need for caution during work and play activities, particularly in and around trees so that everyone can get the most benefit from the beauty, shade, energy-savings and habitat trees provide.
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