Jerry Dieruf

Terra Green
5402 Fremont St.
Springfield , VA 22151
Office: 703-354-0351
Introduction

Terra Green’s Independent Consulting Arborists are ready to meet your needs! Our firm offers many services. If you’ve never worked with a VA Certified Arborist before, you might not be aware of the many types of consulting available in the growing green market.

Terra Green Environmental Services is a tree management system that focuses on communicating the technical tree information to tree managers and stewards. Terra Green Environmental Services is focused on digital arboriculture; remote plant identification, normalization of plant phenology, and digital plant health care.

Terra Green Independent Consulting Arborists is a tree information company focuses on four areas of service: Expert Witness for Arboricultural and Horticultural issues. Expert for Arboricultural, Property Management issues, focusing with homeowner associations. Arboricultural Consultant for residential property management issues. Consulting Municipal Arborist for tree issues in municipalities.

Terra Green’s arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture and registered consulting arborists by the American Society of Consulting Arborists. Our Arborists have the highest level of technical and horticultural skills in the industry, making them the preferred choice as authoritative experts.


Areas of Expertise
  • Tree/Arborist

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: BA Horticulture by University of Kentucky
Registered Consulting Arborist by American Society of Consulting Arborist
Certified Arborist by International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Risk Assessment Qualified by International Society of Arboriculture
Certified Municipal Arborist by International Society of Arboriculture
Licensed Tree Expert by Maryland Department of Resources
Certified Pesticide Applicator for Forest ns Ornamental Pest Control by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Task Specialist with the Urban Forest Strike Team by the Southern Group of State Foresters (USDA FS Region 8).
IS-200, 700 & 800 qualified - National Incident Management System (NIMS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: U. S. Patent for the Remote Identification of Trees
American Society of Consulting Arborist
International Society of Arboriculture
Mid Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture
Society of Municipal Arborist
Maryland Arborist Association
Virginia Association of Forest Health Professional for 20 years, 4 as president
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: The use of Gypcheck insecticide over the City of Alexandria, Feb. 2008 – Plant Health Care – Putting a Program in Place, Feb 2010 – Remote Tree Species Identification, Feb. 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 33, four were fatalities or catastrophic injuries.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Determine tree condition most often. In addition, have evaluated five forensic and five determined value situations.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: I have been evenly divided providing support for plaintiffs and defendants.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Five times
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Five times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Five times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 18 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Determining tree condition and/or tree value, forensic evaluation, tree preservation.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250/hour plus travel time
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250/hour plus travel time
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350/hour plus travel time
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350/hour plus travel time

References

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