Reliable Landscape Expert Witness Services from Rappoport Development Consulting Services

Companies offering landscape expert witness services present clients typically from the insurance, real estate and legal industries with expert advisement, opinions and testimony. As required by these clients, this advisement may be based on site investigation and legal document review.

Rappoport Development Consulting Services (RDCS) is well-placed to provide clients with expert witness services regarding construction maintenance, defects, and overall management, among others. RDCS is led by its president and CEO, Mr. Jeremy Rappoport, who is both a certified arborist and licensed C-27 landscape contractor. Mr. Rappoport is a renowned figure in the industry thanks to his being in the commercial real estate development industry for three decades, as well as his peerless knowledge of various industry standards. He is well positioned to offer high quality landscape expert witness services and other related services that few other firms in the industry can match.

For more on RDCS, Mr. Rappoport and the company’s services, browse or call 858-205-4748.

Arboriculture Expert Witness, Jeremy Rappoport, Offers Consulting Services For Tree-Related Issues

For those who are looking for recommendations on tree-related issues involving structural defects, declining tree health and appearance, hazard and risk assessment, they must seek the expertise of an arboriculture expert witness and consultant. The services of such can help one detect tree decline and failure symptoms. Before performing any type of construction that involves grade change, soil compaction, and mechanical damage to existing trees, every step must first be planned for and mitigated in advance.

As a certified arborist, Mr. Jeremy Rappoport can provide such services in a very efficient manner. With his background and education as a horticulturist and certified arborist tree expert, Mr. Rappoport is more than qualified to provide expert consultant services for tree-related concerns. He consults on issues including but not limited to structural integrity and tree risk assessment, as well as overall health analysis, appropriate tree selection, cultural and maintenance practices. Mr. Rappoport frequently consults with residential and commercial property owners, property managers and serves as an arboriculture expert witness for the legal and insurance industries.

If you have a tree related problem, contact 858-205-4748 to find out more about the arboriculture expert witness and consulting services of Mr. Jeremy Rappoport, or visit

Arboriculture Consulting – When a Friend becomes a Foe

As an expert arborist, recently, I was contacted with a request to provide a forensic tree hazard evaluation of a massive Eucalyptus tree that had fallen on a home in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. The tree, a 125’ Eucalyptus camaldulensis weighing more then 23,000 lbs, crashed through the roof of the house, causing major property damage, fortunately no one was injured.

Scripps Ranch is a community in San Diego Synonymous with Eucalyptus trees, which were heavily planted as the area was developed thirty to fifty years ago. Over time, as the Eucalyptus trees and groves have aged, their original beauty and shading effect as well as the country ambiance they provide, has turned controversial as many aging beloved giants become major hazards to the public.

As an ISA certified arborist, a professional horticulturist and C-27 landscape contractor, no one loves trees more than I. However, love can also blind one to seeing flaws in the object of their love. Regardless of the aesthetic benefits the Eucalyptus trees provide, they can pose an increasingly inherent risk of failure as they age, if the potential target cannot be protected, tree removal should be considered. It is very important a skilled professional is utilized to perform a risk assessment to determine the hazard potential of an individual tree.

The fallen Eucalyptus I inspected was located in City of San Diego Open Space behind the homeowner’s property. The city had already removed the tree, leaving the uprooted stump in place for inspection. The entire root system was completely rotted. Major structural roots up to six inches in diameter were black, secondary and minor roots were black, any remaining outer cortex sloughed off, no feeder roots present at all.

The compromised root system led to the structural failure of the tree. In this instance, the cause of the root rot appeared to be years of accumulated ground bark mulch that had been placed throughout the open space area, burying the root system and piling up against the trunk and root flair, effectively suffocating and killing the tree.

If an old giant friend of yours is starting to lean, showing signs of decay, die back or other symptoms of decline, have your tree inspected immediately by Jeremy Rappoport, President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services. Mr. Rappoport is an ISA certified arborist, a professional horticulturist and C-27 landscape contractor. More information about Mr. Rappoport may be found at or call 858-205-4748.