- Tree biomechanics
- Advanced tree risk assessment
- Soil/plant interaction
- Old-age tree management and preservation
- Arboricultural education
I am the lead arborist for Cornell Botanic Gardens, a position I have held for more 16years, beginning in 2002. My responsibilities include tree management within the arboretum, botanical collections, and natural areas of Cornell Botanic Gardens. I am a graduate of the New York State Ranger School through the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. I am a board certified Master Arborist, certified Tree Climber Specialist, and qualified as a Tree Risk Assessor through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).