David D. Hunter, RCA

Forest Grove, Oregon

General Specialty

Tree Forensics

Specialty Focus

Arboricultural Trespass Issues
Arborist Reports
Certified Arborist
Construction Management of Trees
Forest Damages
Hazard Tree Evaluations
Hazard Tree Reports
Insect Diagnosis
Landscape Value Loss
Permit Assistance
Pest Diagnosis
Plant Appraisal
Pruning Instruction
Shrub Damage
Timber Trespass Issues
Tree Appraisals
Tree Construction Sequences
Tree Forensics
Tree Hazard
Tree Inventories
Tree Preservation Plans
Tree Protection Plans
Tree Surveys
Urban Forestry

Primary Areas of Expertise

Tree Forensics and Appraisals

Arborist and Forestry

David D. Hunter is a Registered Consulting Arborist with ASCA RCA # 408, USFS Trained Tree Risk Assessor since 1978, ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor Qualified, Professional Plant Appraiser and Professional Forester. Providing both expert witness and consulting services.

David D Hunter has been called upon to testify in court and has helped clients reach resolution prior to trail. His services include: Expert Witness in Arboriculture and Forestry, professional plant appraisals of landscapes, trees and timber trespass, tree forensics as to why a tree or tree part failed causing injury or death, tree health and hazard/ risk assessments and insurance claims relating to damage done to tree, or people/property damaged by trees.

David D. Hunter has over 25 years of wildland fire experience in leadership roles and has assessed properties after fire damages happened. David D Hunter has over 45 years of experience from working in forestry, wildland fire and the arboriculture field. He has been a consultant and expert witness in these fields for over 28 years. David D Hunter services the western United States.



  • BS Forestry Resource Recreation management, Oregon State University
  • BS Science with Sociology Minor, Portland State University
  • Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) # 408, America Society of Consulting Arborists


David D. Hunter
ASCA RCA # 408
ISA Certified Arborist PN 1068 A
ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualified
USFS Tree Risk Assessor Trained since 1978



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