Jeremy Rappoport
Horticulture and Plant Expert Witness:

Improper plant selection is a frequent cause for horticulture tree and plant lawsuits. However, in addition to plant selection, location, installation and post construction maintenance practices have a direct impact on both the establishment and long term success of the plant material.

A horticulture case may involve multiple deficiencies including plant palette selection, location, design and layout, grading, drainage, poor soils, site line intrusion, irrigation coverage issues and more.  Improperly selected plants poorly adapted to the site conditions may create a safety hazard to the general public. A professional horticulturist, Jeremy Rappoport examines the complexity of plant cases and distills the core issues as a basis for rendering his impartial expert opinion.

As a Horticulture Expert, Jeremy will:

  • Provide a telephone preliminary review and interview with the Client free of charge.
  • Review and evaluate all documents supplied by the Client in a timely manner.
  • Analyze line of sight and plant encroachment issues.
  • Provide plant material suitability studies as requested by the Client.
  • Submit plant appraisals, quantify and qualify site conditions.
  • Inspect and review site and environmental conditions affecting plant issues.
  • Review maintenance practices and industry standards.
  • Evaluate agency construction and maintenance specifications and provide conflict(s) check.
  • Determine satisfaction of horticulture standard of care practices.
  • Suggest additional investigative soil and plant tissue testing to assist the Client.
  • Point out the strength and potential weaknesses of the Client or opponent’s position.
  • Support his opinion based on facts, plant and soil science.
  • Render an impartial opinion only in his area of expertise.

Jeremy Rappoport is an experienced, practicing horticulturist, skilled in the utilization of plant & soil science to convince others of the importance and validity of his opinion. Put a plant expert on your side, call Jeremy Rappoport at 858-205-4748.