Experience

A Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Certified Forest Pest Detector, Certified Tree Failure Evaluator and Registered Consulting Arborist, Mr. Hunter has more than 40 years of experience in the arboriculture industry. As a consulting arborist for over 20 years, Mr. Hunter regularly advises on forestry issues in Oregon and the western United States, including tree failure analysis, tree inventories, surveys and preservation plans. He has served as an expert witness on more than three dozen cases and has written hundreds of arboriculture-related reports on issues ranging from construction damage to storm damage, and timber trespass to chemical spray damage. While with the United States Forest Service, Mr. Hunter worked as a crew boss, squad boss, EMT and weather observer for large-scale forest fires and other forest emergency situations. An expert on disease, pests and invasive plant species, he regularly attends continuing education workshops and seminars, maintaining his expertise as new hazards and techniques emerge.

Credentials

  • Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture
  • Registered Consulting Arborist, American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Certified Forest Pest Detector, Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Certified Evaluator, Tree Failure Training Conference, 2001
  • Graduate, American Society of Consulting Arborists, Arboriculture Consulting Academy, 2000
  • BS, General Science, Minor in Sociology, Portland State University, 1995
  • Timber and Timberland Appraisal Course, World Forestry Center, 1992
  • BS, Resource Recreation Management, School of Forestry, Oregon State University, 1983
  • Continuing training through the United States Forest Service Tree Health and Hazard Tree Assessor Training course and related seminars

Affiliations/Awards

  • Society of American Foresters, Member
  • Tree Care Industry Association, Member
  • American Society of Consulting Arborists, Member
  • International Society of Arboriculture, Pacific Northwest Chapter, Member
  • Society of Commercial Arborists, Member
  • Society of Municipal Arborists, Member
  • Forest Grove, Oregon Chamber of Commerce, Member 
    • AG/Forestry Committee, Member
  • City of Forest Grove, Oregon 
    • Community Forestry Committee, Member
      • Vice Chair, 2011 – 2016
    • Community Corridor Commission, Member, 2005
  • Oregon Community Trees, Member
  • Forest Management Committee, Cascade Pacific Council, Boy Scouts of America, Member
  • American Red Cross instructor in first Aid and CPR Safety Services, 1974 – 2006

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