Arboriculture Expert 20793 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience in arboriculture and plant pathology issues. My areas of expertise include ornamental horticulture, diseases of ornamental plants, landscape management, landscape construction, tree and shrub plant materials, tree management and preservation, relocation of trees on construction sites, evaluation of trees for preservation, pruning, disease diagnosis and treatment, arborist reports, tree valuation, surveys and hazard evaluations, and causes of tree failure resulting in property loss and personal injury. I have more than 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes numerous cities and insurance companies.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include surveys for several agencies.


Ph.D.Plant PathologyCornell University Ithica NY

Licenses Certifications

Certified Arborist
International Society of Arboriculture
Licensed Pest Control Advisor
State of California
Certified Urban Forester
California Urban Forests Council

Awards & Affiliation

Richard W. Harris Award for Excellence in Arboricultural Education
Outstanding Advisor
College of Agriculture
Cal Poly University
California Urban Forests Council Durrel Maughn Arboricultural Education Award

Primary Affiliation

International Society of Arboriculture

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases