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. Litigation Support - As an expert witness, Daniel J. Maple is well respected for his ability to document evidence, superior communication skills, forensic investigations, and pragmatism. He is articulate and knowledgeable under cross-examination. Mr. Maple's services are available to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. Areas of Expertise:
Bobby L. Lanford, PhD is a Forest Operations Consultant with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Lanford is currently an Adjunct Professor at both Auburn and Clemson Universities. Dr. Lanford provides litigation support services on court cases involving Forestry Accidents, Product Liability, and Contractual Disputes. He has been retained for his expert witness services approximately 25 times. Dr. Lanford offers his expertise to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Selected Cases Include:
David D. Hunter is a Certified Arborist with over 40 years of experience in the fields of Forestry and Arboriculture. Mr. Hunter has consulted and been brought in as an Expert Witness for Arboricultural and Forestry issues in Oregon and other parts of the United States. He has worked with historical sites and trees, and has taught climbing and safety techniques to tree care professionals. Mr. Hunter's background includes managing all aspects of the tree-service company from worker safety and customer satisfaction. He has specialized knowledge of the use of Resistograph and Air Spade for tree health and safety inspections. Mr. Hunter has been called upon to testify in court and help clients reach resolution prior to trial. His Expert Witness services are available nationwide.
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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)