Richard Gessner & Barri Kaplan Bonapart

The Magic of Keeping Arborists Out of Trouble: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Industry Professionals, Richard Gessner and Barri Kaplan Bonapart

Wednesday May 4th, 4:00pm, Innovation/Communication Breakout (Tomorrowland)

The presentation will be a panel style discussion focusing on the “do’s and don’ts” of municipal specialists, commercial arborists, and consultants.  The panel features consulting and municipal arborists along with expert tree law attorney Barri Kaplan Bonapart Esq.  The discussion will cover topics including tree pruning, root intrusion issues, debris, illegal pruning or removal, along with local and state ordinances.  The goal is to better inform professionals with an open discussion best practices.

Barri Kaplan BonapartBarri Kaplan Bonapart

Barri Kaplan Bonapart Esq. is a California tree law expert and mediator with over 30 years experience dealing with resolving contentious neighbor disputes, and the author of Understanding Tree Law:  A Handbook For Practitioners.

Richard Gessner

rick gessner 3Richard Gessner is a consulting arborist with over 15 years experience and is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (WE-4341B) and ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #496).  James MacNair has over 40 years experience and is a consulting arborist and horticulturist Certified Arborist WE-0603A, Member American Society of Consulting Arborists, and Tree Risk Assessor Qualified and currently and is the principal at MacNair and Associates.