John A. Harris, MS, BS, AAS, MBA Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Agriculture and Environmental

Keywords/Search Terms:

Tree and landscape appraisals, damages or values; forest damages; Land Economist, landscape claims


MS, SUNY Env. Science & Forestry; BS, SUNY Env. Science & Forestry; AAS, SUNY Morrisville, Ag. & Tech.; MBA, Syracuse University

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Mr. Harris works internationally, mostly across the United States and Canada, as an independent expert and has consulted with clients including municipalities, developers, homeowner associations, insurance companies, law firms, and golf courses. Mr. Harris is a Landscape Economist and has worked in the environmental, landscape, arboriculture, forestry, and horticultural fields for over 30 years. He is the Principal of LANDSCAPE ECONOMICS, LLC, a firm providing expertise in damage assessments, economic valuations, work audits, and expert testimony regarding landscapes and land improvements that is increasing the recognition of "Green Assets™" for properties. Areas of Expertise include: * Tree, Landscape, and/or Natural Areas Values * Tree, Landscape, and/or Natural Areas Damages * Arboriculture, Urban Forestry, and Landscape Standards and Practices * Health and Condition of Landscape Plants * Utility Line Clearance Practices and Standards * Landscape and Tree Damage Appraisals * Storm Damage Assessments and Recovery Plans * Environmental Permitting * Environmental Violation Settlement Assistance * Municipal Tree Inventory and Urban Forest Management Planning * Grounds Maintenance Practices * Landscape Installation Practices * Arboricultural Practices * Landscape Codes, Regulations * Tree Codes, Regulations * Environmental and Tree Mitigation * Nursery Inventory * Nursery Damages * Personal injury involving landscape or forestry issues * Accidents involving landscape or forestry issues Qualifications/ Certifications: Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society, Certified Forester with Society of American Foresters, ISA Certified Arborist, Registered Consulting Arborist with ASCA, Certified Landscape Inspector with LIAF, Certified in Green Industries of FL Best Management Practices, Certified Xeriscape Contractor, Registered Nursery Tree Grader, trained Tree and Landscape Appraiser, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor