Derek Bossen

Southold Town Trustee

Derek Bossen is a landscape designer and horticulturist with degrees in Ornamental Horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale and Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. Derek is a life-long environmentalist, working for the LI State Park Commission for almost ten years before moving to the North Fork 17 years ago, returning to the area where he spent summers growing up.

In addition to his work in horticulture and landscaping, Derek is currently a member of the Southold Town Tree Committee and a past member of the Conservation Advisory Council. He has experience with tree care, invasive plant species management, and methods of re-vegetation. He has made presentations to the Southold Town Board of Trustees and has participated in the permit process for shoreline and wetland projects. He lives in Southold with his wife and two sons. An Eagle Scout, he serves as Cubmaster for Southold Pack 6 and coaches a local Little League team.