David D Hunter

David D Hunter

David D. Hunter, Consulting Arborist
PO Box 324
Forest Grove , OR 97116
Mobile: 503-319-0380
Office: 503-319-0380
Introduction

David D. Hunter is a Registered Consulting Arborist with ASCA, USFS Trained Tree Risk Assessor, ISA Certified Arborist and Tree risk Assessor Qualified, Professional Plant Appraiser, and Professional Forester. Providing both expert witness and consulting services. David D. Hunter has been called upon to testify in court and has helped clients reach resolutions prior to trial. His services include: Expert Witness in Arboriculture and Forestry, professional plant appraisals of landscapes, trees and timber trespass, tree forensics as to why a tree or tree part failed causing injury or death, tree health and hazard/risk assessments, and insurance claims relating to damage done to tree, or people/property damaged by trees. Video Conferencing is available. David D. Hunter has over 40 years of experience in forestry, wildland fire, and the arboriculture field. Consultant and Expert Witness in these fields over 25 years. Servicing the Western United States.


Areas of Expertise
  • Forestry
  • Tree/Arborist

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: American Society of Consulting Arborists - Registered Consulting Arborist # 408
ISA Certified Arborist # PN 1068 A and Tree Risk Assessor Qualified.
USFS Tree Risk Assessor Trained.
Oregon State University BS Degree 1983 Forestry Resource Recreation Management
Portland State University BS Degree 1995 Science with a Sociology Minor.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ASCA - American Society of Consulting Arborists
ISA- International Society of Arboriculture
PNW ISA - Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA
SAF - Society of American Foresters
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 2016 USFS Hazard Tree Workshop Case Study Hazard Tree Assessments not always what you think.
2016 Oregon Park and Recreation Conference Glass in Visual Tree Assessments
2017 ASCA Conference Case Study Hazard Tree Assessments It's Not Always What You Think It Is"
2019 ASCA Conference Case Study Lindquist et al. v. City of Oregon City.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 50+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Arborist , Arboriculture, Tree Forensics, Tree Plant Appraisals, Tree Failures resulting in Injury or Death. Trees, Timber Trespass, Wildland Fire, Forestry Related and Vegetation related.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 3
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 20
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 30
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 25
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting Arborist, Tree Forensics, Reports, Video Conferencing, Site Inspections, Tree Risk Assessments, Professional Plant Appraisals, Resistograph Testing
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: I can provide a list of fee schedules and retainer requests once I know there is no conflicts.

References

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