Consulting Arbonist – Robert Brudenell

1952 W Dartmouth Ave
Englewood, CO 80110
Mobile: 303-995-0985
Office: 303-347-098

ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist #417
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist RM605B
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
The Natural Way, Inc.
Environmentally Conscious Tree, Shrub, and Lawn Care TCIA Accredited Company CO-001

As of September of 2019, there are 311 RCAs, 809 BCMAs, and only 87 that hold both designations in the world. Mr. Brudenell has the distinction of one of the 89 who hold both designations. Mr. Brudenll is willing to travel within the U.S. for consultation and expert witness cases.

Mr. Brudenell has provided arboriculture advice, evaluations, and solutions to both the public and private sector for over 30 years in various capacities. He has owned and operated a private tree, shrub, and lawn care company since 1995.

Mr. Brudenell has used his years education, knowledge, and experience to advise States, Counties, Cities, Park Districts, Nurseries, Landscape Companies, Developers, Construction Companies, Managers, Attorneys, HOAs, Utilities, Water Districts, and the Private Sector, including but not limited to the follow:

  • Casualty Appraisals
  • Tree & Plant Valuation
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Municipal and Utility Tree Inventories
  • Insect and Disease Identification
  • Tree Valuation for Insurance claims
  • Tree health Diagnosis
  • Root Damage assessments
  • Consulting for Landscape Plantings
  • Tree Damage assessment and repair
  • Municipal Tree Risk Assessments
  • Expert Opinion and Litigation Support
  • Infrastructure Damage and Abatement.
  • Diagnosis of Tree and Landscape Problems
  • Integrated Pest Management and Plant Health Care
  • Tree Preservation and Retention During Construction
  • Tree Risk Assessment and Hazard Tree Identification

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree/Arborist
  • Tree Appraisal
  • Tree & Landscape Consultation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:

A: ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist RCA #417
ASCA Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualified (TPAQ)
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist RM-605B
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
Colorado Commercial Pesticide Applicators Endorsement- Qualified Supervisor License #721 (Ornamental and Turf)
Purdue University – BS in Forestry

Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:

A: International Society of Arboriculture -National and Rocky Mountain Chapter
American Society of Consulting Arborists
Tree Care Industry Association – Owner of an Accredited Tree Care Company #CO-01

Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)

A: No

Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?

A: About 20

Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)

A: Field and site investigations, lab and data analysis, written and oral reports, case consultation, expert witness, review of opposing expert reports, forensic investigations, tree and branch failure analysis, tree and plant appraisals.

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?

A: $210.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?

A: $210.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?

A: $270.00

Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?

A: $270.00

Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)

A: Travel expenses, parking, research, lab. Fees all billed cost plus 10%. Fee schedule upon request. Mileage per IRS standard rate ($0.58 per mile 2019), Airfare paid in advance.


GreenCO Tree Planting Recommendations (2012) Green Industries of Colorado. ISA/RMC Committee Member

Agrilusquercicola, the Gambel Oak Borer, as a Pest of Quercus spp. Southwestern Entomologist 37(2):1470150. 2012 co-author w/Sever and Cranshaw.

“Wire Basket Measurements and Calculations in Relation to Root Ball Surface Area of 3 Types of Wire Baskets.” – Rocky Mountain Arborist – January 2012

Contributor, Tree Law Cases in the USA – Second Edition. 2007

“Accreditation helps dodge OSHA fines” – Tree Care Industry Magazine. ( November 2004)

Weekly Columnist of “The Arborist” Grow Section of The Denver Post (2004- 2007)

Weekly Columnist of “Ask the Arborist” Lawn & Garden Section, The Denver Post/Rocky

Mountain News. (2003)

Contributing Author, The Denver Post ( 1996-2002)

Urban Forestry Management Plan and Arboricultural Specifications Manual, City of Aurora, IL. 12/93


Available Upon Request


Available Upon Request


Robert Brudenell
1952 W. Dartmouth Ave
Englewood, CO 80110
Office: 303-347-0988
Cell: 303-995-0985