Taras has a PhD in Forestry (Forest Species Distribution). Since 2013 he has worked as an Assistant Professor of the Forest Plantations Department in Ukrainian National Forestry University. Taras is very well experienced in Tree Nursing and Forest Planting. He manages his own tree nursery and has a tree collection of more than 150 species. Taras is deeply involved in research and scientific University work, he has more than 30 publications in scientific literature. Taras is also very passionate about ornithology and especially loves constructing his own designed bird houses. Taras is involved in developing tree planting initiatives, as well as managing urban forestry, city gardening, volunteers, and other community oriented projects.