Certified Arborist Expert Witness, Jeremy Rappoport

Honesty, Integrity, and Unrivaled Experience

Trees germinate, grow, mature, decline and eventually die. Along the way, they provide multiple benefits, from aesthetics to functional attributes such as shading, screening, carbon sequestration and erosion control.  However, trees within the urban landscape contend with numerous stresses.  As they mature, trees acquire injuries and defects that may develop into a hazard condition. When environmental forces exceed  a trees  structural limits, failures and resultant accidents occur.

To live with trees implies a certain minimal level of risk.  Trees planted in close proximity to people and property may eventually fail, causing accidents and property damage.  Improper tree selection and or location are often the cause of a tree failure or accident.  Maintenance and irrigation practices may cause tree issues.  Tree roots may damage adjacent concrete patios and sidewalks, creating trip, slip or fall hazards.  Roots may grow into sewer laterals, water or electrical boxes, damaging infrastructure utilities.  Whether due to a tree part or whole tree failure, soil or root failure, trees can cause serious, and sometimes fatal accidents.

Trees are often ignored until a failure occurs.  Pro-active tree management including tree inventories, health and risk assessment may help support a client during a tree related accident.  Learn more from an experienced certified arborist, registered consulting arborist, qualified tree risk assessor and professional horticulturist.  Call Jeremy Today, 858-205-4748.

As an expert witness Mr. Rappoport will:

  • Review and evaluate case documents provided by the client.
  • Provide legal tree expert services including:
  • Review and determine the professional standard of care of tree service contractor.
  • Review and analysis of industry standards.
  • Conduct third party peer review.
  • Develop a tree appraisal based on current industry standards.
  • Develop or review tree protection plans and best management practices.
  • Historical investigation, construction impacts and alterations.
  • Develop an impartial expert opinion.
  • Assist the client’s technical understanding of tree and arboriculture science.
  • Explain the strength and weaknesses of their case.

Free Consultation

Contact Jeremy Rapport to schedule a preliminary case review and phone interview, free of charge.

Call Today – 858-205-4748

Mr. Rappoport is a certified arborist and tree risk assessor qualified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).  Mr. Rappoport is a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA #564), accredited by the American Society of Consulting Arborists.  Combined with his arborist expertise, Mr. Rappoport is a C-27 California Landscape Contractor and a professional horticulturist, with a B.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

As a certified arborist, registered consulting arborist, qualified tree risk assessor and professional horticulturist,  Mr. Rappoport is an independent tree expert.  He consults for and provides forensic tree expert legal opinions for defendant and plaintiff cases based on arboriculture science and merit.

Call Jeremy Rappoport for Certified Arborist Expert Witness Consulting services at 858-205-4748

What Our Clients Are Saying

“Thanks – Jeremy. You really helped pull the case together. Please use us as references anytime. This was an excellent result and very importantly changed tree safety in the midlands of South Carolina in development projects”.

Wesley D. Peel
Bruner, Powell, Wall & Mullins, LLC