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What is a tree/arborist expert witness?
A tree/arborist expert witness is a professional with specialized knowledge in tree care, maintenance, and safety. They provide expert opinions in litigation involving forestry, botany, tree-related damage or injury.
What is the role of a tree/arborist expert witness?
An arborist/tree expert witness is called upon to give expert opinion in legal matters on the growth, health, and maintenance of trees.
How much can a person make as a tree/arborist expert witness?
Tree/arborist expert witnesses usually earn in a range from $150-$400 per hour, and sometime more, depending on whether it is for testimony or investigation.
What are the qualifications of a tree/arborist expert witness?
The qualifications necessary to be a tree/arborist expert witness in legal proceedings include knowledge of tree anatomy, arboriculture practices, and tree failure analysis, as well as strong communication and research skills.
What type of evidence is reviewed in a lawsuit by a tree/arborist expert witness?
A tree/arborist expert witness reviews evidence such as tree health, maintenance records, and site conditions to determine if negligence or improper care caused damage or injury.
In what type of cases would testimony be required from a tree/arborist expert witness?
Tree/arborist expert witnesses may be required in cases involving property damage or personal injury caused by falling trees, disputes over tree ownership or maintenance, and disputes over tree removal or pruning.