A.B.C. Consulting Arborists LLC provides clients with cutting edge Tree Management Solutions, with a science-based but pragmatic understanding of what will or will not work for your trees. The result is a defensible, and cost effective solution that will help clients decide how best to manage trees. A.B.C. Consulting Arborists' reports, letters, specifications, and photography communicate critical concepts and possible solutions in an easy to understand manner that will meet or exceed client expectations and agency requirements. Arborist Consultation Services:
Plant & Tree Healthcare Services:
Principal Consultant, Daniel J. Maple, BCMA, RCA, MA, TRAQ, is a Registered Consulting Arborist, Board Certified Master Arborist, ISA Municipal Specialist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, and holds a Commercial Applicators License. As of August 2017, there are 284 RCAs, 698 BCMAs, and 884 MSs in the world. Mr. Maple has the distinction of having all of these qualifications as well as others. With over 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Maple has provided ethical, scientific sound arboriculture solutions to both the public and private sector. During this time, Mr. Maple owned and operated a tree service, and was a first responder in several natural disasters that resulted in thousands of tree failures. His investigations into the tree failures and the experience gained makes him uniquely qualified among his peers as a risk assessor and risk mitigation planner. Mr. Maple has used his years of hands on experience along with his formal education to advise states, cities, parks, developers, managers, HOAs and the private sector. View Daniel Maple's Expert Witness Profile.
Bobby L. Lanford, PhD is a Forest Operations Consultant assisting forestry equipment manufactures, forestry products manufacturers, forest management companies and logging companies with training and logging systems evaluations. Dr. Lanford has over 35 years of experience developing business plans, performing cost benefit analyses, and evaluating businesses for companies involved with forest engineering and manufacturing concepts. Dr. Lanford has offered forest management advice, equipment, and logging system selection consultation for various companies including Caterpillar, Timberjack, Valmet, Melroe, and Ponsse. Selected Consulting Experience Includes:
David D. Hunter is a Consulting Arborist and the owner of David D. Hunter Certified Arborist, LLC, a full-service tree care provider. As a Consulting Arborist, he is dedicated to community enhancement and the protection of the environment. His services range from Consulting with residential clients on tree health and safety assessments, to working with camps, clubs, parks, schools, cities, counties and more on a variety of arboricultural concerns. Mr. Hunter has consulted on Arboricultural and Forestry issues in Oregon and other parts of the United States, worked with historical sites and trees, and has taught climbing and safety techniques to tree care professionals. With over 40 years of experience in the fields of Forestry and Arboriculture, his background includes managing all aspects of the tree-service company from worker safety and training to customer satisfaction. Mr. Hunter has specialized knowledge of the use of Resistograph and Air Spade for tree health and safety inspections.
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Joe Samnik, Expert Tree Consultant, LLC, established 53 years in the field of arboriculture and horticulture.
Over 800 litigation assignments involving tree and landscape values, product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death.
Representation of plaintiff/defendant approximately 50/50.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Arboriculture.
Licensed by the Department of Entomology in the State of Florida.
Author of Rule Chapter 14-40 of the Florida Statues: Determining the value of trees and landscapes.
Provider Status for Education (Landscape Architects) by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, State of Florida.
Presented at over 100 International, National, and State conferences.
Accepted in criminal, civil, federal, small claims, and eminent domain courts of law.
Founding President: Florida Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture.
Past President: Association of Eminent Domain Professionals.
Practice area: United States.
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Julian Forbes-Laird is a Chartered Arboriculturist, Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant, experienced Expert Witness and Principal Consultant of Forbes-Laird Arboricultural Consultancy Ltd. Mr. Forbes-Laird has a professional practice working throughout the UK and overseas. He covers all aspects of arboriculture, specializing in planning, tree safety and litigation related matters.
Mr. Forbes-Laird is supported by a team of regionally based consultants, giving him national and international reach. He sets the standard for client service, works throughout the UK and abroad, provides commercially realistic strategic advice, prepares sensitive yet practical management plans, works within project design teams to evolve arboriculturally defensible layouts, wins planning appeals, and handles an enormous amount of work under pressing deadlines helping clients' achieve the best outcome.
Mr. Forbes-Laird is widely recognised as an authority on legal issues pertaining to trees and is an experienced Expert Witness. His expert services include Pre-Action Case Evaluation, TPO Prosecutions, Forensic Accident Investigation and Tree Root Damage to Buildings. Other Services Include:
Expert Witness for Arboricultural, Landscape, Nursery Values and Conditions 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 Evaluations Arboricultural Health and Condition Evaluations Landscape, Arboricultural, Forestry, Environmental Project Management Environmental Due Diligence Environmental Permitting and Mitigation Planning Environmental Permit Negotiations Municipal Tree Inventory and Management Plans GPS/GIS Environmental Mapping Projects Forest Resources Management Plans Grounds Maintenance Practices Arboricultural Practices
Tree Inspection & Survey - Single Tree, Large Population, Mortgage Lending, Safety and Subsidence Issues Tree Preservation Orders (TPO's) and Conservation Areas - Detailed Specifications for Tree Work Applications for Trees with Statutory Protection Trees and Development - Tree Surveys for Submission with Planning Applications
Tree Constraints Plans (TCP’s)
Tree Protection Plans (TPP’s)
Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA)
Arboricultural Method Statements (AMS)