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Building With Trees Tree Protection During Construction Expert Witness




Expert Witness No.2356


Professional Experience

1992–present:

Consulting arborist / tree expert, providing services for landscape architects, landscape contractors, developers, builders, municipalities, golf course managers, homes associations, homeowners, insurance companies, commercial property owners and managers, and attorneys, on topics of

Tree Maintenance Programs

Diagnosis of Tree and Landscape Problems

Insect and Disease Identification and Management

Tree Appraisal and Valuation of Landscape Plants

Loss To Eminent Domain Taking

Tree Inspections and Risk Assessment

Tree Accident Investigations 

Line of Sight and other Safety Issues

Litigation Support - Expert Witness

Building With Trees: Tree Protection During Construction

Development of Contract Specifications – Needs Analysis

Tree and Landscape Inventories – Site Maps

Landscape Plan Review – Second Opinions

Arboricultural Training, Seminars

1964-present:

Owner/manager of a professional tree care service, established 1948.  More than 40 years experience as a working arborist, engaged in tree pruning and removal, tree preservation, and landscape management of commercial and residential properties.

Education

Rockhurst College, 1964-1965

University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1965-1967

Certifications

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, 1993-present

Board Certified Master Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, 2005-present

Kansas Arborists Association Certified Arborist, 1993–present

Professional Associations

Board of Directors, Kansas Arborists Association, 1998-2004

Past President; 2002 Honorary Life Member, Kansas Arborists Association

Board of Directors, Midwestern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2000-2004

Financial Officer, Midwestern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2004-present

Member, American Society of Consulting Arborists, 2004-present

Recent Continuing Education

Iowa State University Shade Tree Short Course, Ames, IA, March 13-14, 2007

Midwestern Chapter ISA Annual Conference, Topeka, KS,  February 28–March 2, 2007

Kansas Arborists Association Annual Shade Tree Conference, Topeka, KS, January 10-12, 2007

American Society of Consulting Arborists Annual Conference, Napa, CA, December 3-6, 2006

SEAK National Expert Witness Conference, Hyannis, MA, June 20-23, 2006

Shade Tree Short Course, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, March 14-15, 2006

Missouri Community Forestry Council Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 8-9, 2006

International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference, Bismarck ND, February 21-23, 2006

Kansas Arborists Association Shade Tree Conference, Holidome, Topeka, KS, January 11-13, 2006

American Society of Consulting Arborists Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA, December 4-7, 2005

Trees and Planting Conference, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL, November 10, 2005

Shade Tree Short Course, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, March 15-16, 2005

Connecting the Heartland Conference, Adams Pointe Conference Center, Blue Springs, MO, February 16-17, 2005

Kansas Arborists Association Shade Tree Conference, Holidome, Topeka, KS, January 19-21, 2005

Urban Trees Conference, Kansas Forest Service, Wichita, KS, December 15, 2004   

American Society of Consulting Arborists Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, December 4-7, 2004

Tree Appraisal Theory and Practice, Denver Stapleton Hotel, Denver, CO, August 26-27, 2004

National Arbor Day Foundation: Hazard: Trees; and Trees, People, and the Law, Discovery Center, Kansas City, MO, September 14-15, 2004

Shade Tree Short Course, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, March 9-10, 2004

International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK, February 11-13, 2004

Recent Presentations

National Arbor Day Foundation, Lied Center, Kansas/Nebraska Tree City USA, Nebraska City, April 7, 2006, “History of Commercial Arboriculture

Mid American Green Industry Council, Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS, November 29, 2005, “Right Tree, Right Place”

International Society of Arboriculture, Arborist Certification Training, Discovery Center, Kansas City, MO, April 17, 2005, “Tree Pruning and Tree Physiology”

Nebraska Forest Service, Lincoln, NE, April 6, 2005, “Pruning Storm Damaged Trees”
International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference, University Plaza Holiday Inn, Springfield, MO, February 6, 2003, “Tree Storm Damage and Crown Restoration”

Community Public Service Projects

John Wornall House Museum, 2000 - 2007

Linda Hall Library, UMKC Campus, 2005 - 2007

Overland Park Arboretum, 2005 -2007

Elmwood Cemetery, National Register of Historic Places, 2005

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