Henry Hughes


Henry is recently retired as Vice President of Education at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, ending his tenth year in 2018. He is a founding member (1998) of Friends of Shades Creek, for which he currently volunteers as executive director; a board member (beginning 2001 and president of the board, 2013-15) of the Alabama Rivers Alliance; and a member since 2015 of the Stewardship Committee of the Cahaba River Society. He studied forestry and botany at the University of the South, Sewanee, and plant and soil science at the University of Kentucky and Texas A&M University. He worked in reforestation with Hilleshog Forestry and International Paper for twelve years and in urban forestry consulting with Shades Valley Forestry for ten years.