Horticulturist Expert 324432 CA(N)

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.


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