Terry Mock


Terry Mock received a degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Studies from the University of Florida in 1972. Since then, Terry has developed a variety of pioneer residential, commercial, industrial and recreational land development projects which employed innovative sustainability technologies, including a specialty in native plant preservation and restoration techniques.

In 1979 Terry opened Palm Beach Native Nursery, the first native plant nursery in Palm Beach County, and supplied native plants and consulting services for many large-scale projects, including the first ecosystem restoration efforts on the Kissimmee River, Jupiter Island and Palm Beach County, Florida.

In 1980, Terry co-founded the Florida Native Plant Society and in 1987 was elected President and became the first real estate developer in history to be chosen as president of a major environmental organization.

In the 1990’s Terry started the first tree nursery cooperative in U.S. history and began to promote new horticultural technology and standards for the nursery industry and in 1996 was elected to Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture where, as Chairman of the Grades and Standards Committee he was presented with the President’s Award of Excellence for dedication toward improving tree quality in Florida’s urban landscape.Terry has served on the Executive Committee of the Florida Urban Forestry Council and was appointed by the

Governor’s Commission for a Sustainable South Florida to the Sustainable Agriculture Committee.

In 1997 Terry co-founded the Florida Champion Tree Project and in 1998 was appointed as a founding Executive Board member of the USDA South Florida Community-Urban Resources Partnership.

In the 1st decade of the 21st century, Terry completed a three year term as Director of the International Society of Arboriculture and stepped down as the Founding Executive Director of the non-profit Champion Tree Project International to become certified in permaculture design, establish Tree of Life Sustainable Development and work with Sustainable Land Development Today magazine, as an Editorial Board Director and SLDT Newsletter Editor. Terry co-founded Sustainable Land Development International to develop The World’s First Sustainable Development Decision Model

Terry is now sustainable development consultant for non-profit Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, and is developing a sustainable home and permaculture eco-forestry research, education, and recreational project overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the largest remaining old-growth forest on the southern Oregon coast. World's First Planting of a Champion Redwood & Sequoia Forest


The Fractal Frontier - Sustainable Development Trilogy

The principles embedded in the SLDI Code Sustainable Development Matrix are universal in their application and need not be confined to land development projects. In Pass-It-Forward spirit, the SLDI Code has been gifted on behalf of the sustainable land development industry to be used by anyone on any effort in which triple-bottom-line sustainable results are desired.

Port Orford Community Stewardship Area

The Port Orford Community Stewardship Area is biologically diverse and encompasses terrestrial, freshwater, intertidal, and ocean environments on the southern Oregon coast. The stewardship area is 1,320 square miles, and includes 385 square miles of terrestrial habitat and 935 square miles of ocean habitat. This unique stewardship area is based on Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), an integrated approach that considers the entire ecosystem, including humans and elements, integral to ecosystem functioning.

SFM Financing Climate Smart Landscapes

The Financing Climate Smart Landscapes working group addresses all global landscape opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change and to develop systems supporting landscape resiliency in face of climate change. Explicitly, Financing Climate Smart Landscapes includes forests, agriculture, freshwater and coastal resources, and oceans.

Email: TMock[at]arctrees.org