Forestry Expert Witnesses

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Forestry expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including environmental conservation, forest management, arboriculture, wildfire mitigation, and timber valuation. Some of the most common specialties among forestry expert witnesses also include tree safety assessment, pest and disease management, forest economics, silviculture, and urban forestry. They can opine on the effects of deforestation, the impacts of climate change on forests, strategies for forest fire prevention, timber theft cases, and disputes over tree-related property damage.

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Forestry Expert Witness | AlabamaView profile


Forestry Expert Witness | Alabama

This registered forester and forestry consultant has received specialty training in his field. He is also a member of such prestigious professional societies as the Association of Consulting Foresters and the Society of American Foresters, making him qualified to perform this review. Have worked in corporate forestry for many years before working with private landowners. Have assisted Attorneys...

Forestry  Firefighting and Emergency Management Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Forestry Firefighting and Emergency Management Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified expert has 44+ years of experience in Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Emergency and Disaster Response, which includes from basic hand crew work and entry level firefighter, up to and including being Incident Commander on thousands of emergency incidents. For the past 37 years he has been an instructor and an educational designer, developing and instructing courses in...

Wood Expert Witness | New YorkView profile


Wood Expert Witness | New York

This expert is currently a wood scientist and has been working in the wood industry for almost 20 years. He earned a BS in Construction Management & Wood Products Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and a Masters Degree in Forest Products from Oregon State University. This expert focuses primarily in investigations of problems associated with wood and wood-based...

Timber Harvesting  Land Management Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Timber Harvesting Land Management Expert Witness | Florida

This qualified expert received his BS in Business Administration, Finance, and Real Estate and his BSF in Forest Management from the University of Florida at Gainesville. He is a certified Forester, Tree Farm Inspector, and Master Logger. He is an active member in multiple organizations, including the Florida Forestry Association and the Society of American Foresters. Formerly, he was a soil...

Wildland Fire Investigation Expert Witness | ArizonaView profile


Wildland Fire Investigation Expert Witness | Arizona

This expert has over 20 years of experience in wildland fire investigation, suppression, prescribed fire, and training. He is currently the President/Owner of a private wildfire investigation, consulting, and training firm. Previously, he served as a Special Agent with the US Forest Service, specializing in wildland fire investigation and performing as the national wildland fire investigation...

Arboriculture  Urban Forestry  Urban Trees Expert Witness | IllinoisView profile


Arboriculture Urban Forestry Urban Trees Expert Witness | Illinois

This highly qualified expert has over 10 years of professional experience in forestry and environmental planning. He earned his BS in forestry from the University of Wisconsin and his MA in urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This expert is a certified consulting arborist under the American Society of Consulting Arborists and is a board certified master arborist by...


Forestry Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a forestry expert witness in legal proceedings?

A forestry expert witness provides specialized knowledge on forest management, timber valuation, wildfire investigations, and environmental conservation to assist in court cases.

In what types of cases can a forestry expert witness be beneficial?

Forestry experts are often involved in cases related to land disputes, environmental impact assessments, wildfire litigation, timber theft, and personal injury incidents in forested areas.

Can a forestry expert witness provide testimony on subspecialties like urban forestry or agroforestry?

Yes, many forestry experts have experience in subspecialties such as urban forestry, agroforestry, silviculture, and forest ecology which can be crucial for specific case requirements.

How can a forestry expert witness help in wildfire-related lawsuits?

A forestry expert can analyze fire behavior, determine cause and origin of wildfires, assess damage to property and environment, and evaluate adherence to fire safety regulations.

Why is it important to hire a forestry expert witness with experience in timber valuation?

An experienced forestry expert can accurately estimate the value of timber resources which is essential in cases involving timber theft or damage, land disputes, or insurance claims.

How does Expert Institute select its Forestry expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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