Christopher graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor’s degree in studio art. After working as a gardener for several years, his found his way to City College San Francisco where he studied horticulture. An internship at Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) sealed the deal. Pretty soon he received his ISA certification and found a job with the Bay Area Arborist Cooperative. Dedicated to the establishment and preservation of the urban forest, Christopher Altman regularly works for FUF, training volunteers how to care for trees.