Specialist in the Diagnosis of Plant Problems in Horticulture, Arboriculture and Agriculture


I am a formally educated and practically experienced consulting Arborist and Horticulturist. Since 1984 I have offered a broad range of technical and advisory services to the horticulture, arboriculture and agriculture industries and private individuals. My background is diverse and includes education and experience in horticultural problem-solving, arboriculture, agriculture nursery production and management, landscape planning, construction and maintenance. I have been intensely fascinated and involved in horticulture since age three, and spent my summers working in different aspects of the horticultural industry since age twelve.

I trained specifically for horticultural problem-solving while in undergraduate and graduate school, and started my business as a horticultural consultant after graduation. Educated through the U. C. system I continue to work closely with University horticultural advisors, extension personnel, and agricultural research departments. I have associates in allied fields around the world.

I emphasize the prevention of problems, accurate diagnosis and practical solutions.

I am a member of many horticultural organizations that provide me with a broad depth of involvement in the industry. My recommendations are based upon current arboricultural and horticultural scientific research and field experience.


Corokia cotoneaster
New Zealand

living stones

Lithops lesliei venteri

Living stones
Cape region of S. Africa

sedges Sedges:
Background - New Zealand hair:
Carex comans 'Bronze'

Foreground -
Carex albula 'Frosty Curls'

New Zealand

Monstrosus Lophocereus schottii 'Monstrosus'
(syn. Pachycereus s.)