Expertise DescriptionI have over 25 years of experience in the field of Landscape, Arboriculture, Forestry, and Horticulture. My expertise includes: all types of vegetation types, soil erosion, tree, landscape construction, and/or natural area values; arboriculture, urban forestry, and landscape topics; health and condition of landscape plants; landscape and tree risk assessments; landscape and tree value appraisals; landscape and tree damage appraisals; storm damage assessments and recovery plans; “Landscape Health and Condition EvaluationsTM;” arboricultural health and condition evaluations; landscape, arboricultural, forestry, and/or environmental project management; environmental permitting and mitigation planning; municipal tree inventory and urban forest management planning; restoration planning; restoration cost estimates; damage claim reporting; damage appraisal; forest resources management; landscape management; and landscape installation and arboricultural practices. I have additional experience in improvements, including: fencing, outdoor lighting, trails, roads, and landscape drainage systems. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
I have worked on Duty of Care and standards for pasture fencing and agricultural land uses and maintenance for consulting and expert projects in the past. I have done projects to inspect pastures and other agricultural properties for meeting land lease terms, following agricultural lands BMPs and maintenance practices.
I have been an expert regarding livestock fencing and standards for different types of livestock fencing and containment. Also, I have been an expert in multiple states for repair and restoration of different fencing types and cattle pastures in damage claims, as reference for past reporting and testimony about the standards and customary practices for these issues.
Awards & Affiliation
International Society of Arboriculture
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases