Horticulturist Expert Witness CA(N) 324432

Expertise Description

I have over 30 years experience as a Professional Horticulturist, licensed Landscape Contractor, and certified Arborist experienced consulting on landscaping, horticulture, arboriculture, and site-work. My expertise includes ornamental horticulture, landscape management, landscape construction, landscape design, landscape drainage, landscape architecture, and contracting. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Arborist tree risk assessment; Irrigation standard of care tripping hazard; Landscape quantification and feasibility analysis; Landscape replacement cost analysis; Horticulture plant selection analysis; General contractor, sub-contractor conflicts; Soil subsidence issues; Water intrusion issues; Retaining wall and drainage issues; Land development construction permit analysis; Tree encroachment, safety issues; Standard of care; Industry standards and specifications.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include Tree health and risk assessment inspection and report; Site construction design, supervision, and monitoring; Arboriculture tree preservation and monitoring.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes President and founder of a development consulting service. I am qualified as a landscape expert to render opinions on landscape construction cost issues. Credentials include C-27 landscape contractor licence, (consultant only), certified arborist, registered consulting arborist, BS degree ornamental horticulture, decades working for public and private land development companies and homebuilders.


BSOrnomental HorticultureCalifornia State Polytechnic University Pomona

Licenses Certifications

C-27 California Landscape Contractor
Certified Arborist
International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Risk Assessor
International Society of Arboriculture

Awards & Affiliation

Elise Bachelor Horticulture Award
California State Polytechnic University
Moulder Borthers Scholarship Award
California State Polytechnic University

Primary Affiliation

International Society of Arboriculture

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases