Samnik & Ballard Expert Tree Consultants, LLC is entering its 47th year of practice. The practice offers expertise in the areas of tree issues, arboreal and horticultural consulting, dispute resolution, permitting and compliance with tree ordinances and expert witness in tree and landscape issues. Expert Tree Consultants has been a trusted resource to developers, professional engineers, landscape architects, attorneys, and insurance companies with the complex problems that relate to trees.
The on staff arborists are uniquely qualified as consultants with a special focus on tree preservation and resolving tree disputes.

What’s Happening Now?

  • Grades and Standards Committee Member Lori Ballard

    Grades and Standards Committee Member Lori Ballard

    Lori Ballard was on the committee for the Revision of Florida’s Grades & Standards.  The new standards will become effective August 1st, 2015. Lori joined an “A” list of tree professionals in the state of Florida whose task was to simplify and strengthen The Standards. Lori’s expertise in plant appraisals and consulting added a dimension […]Read More »
  • News: Working with Tampa to Mitigate Tree Removal Impact

    News: Working with Tampa to Mitigate Tree Removal Impact

    Samnik & Ballard are the representative arborists working with a team of other professionals including the Parks Department to calculate a new approach to mitigating tree removal in the City of Tampa. Samnik & Ballard have devised a formula to replace the lost tree forest services of any tree removed within city limits.  Heretofore, the […]Read More »
  • Alan Mayberry Joins Samnik and Ballard

    Alan Mayberry Joins Samnik and Ballard

    The shop of Samnik & Ballard, Expert Tree Consultants, are privileged and honored to announce the addition of Alan Mayberry, certified arborist, to our staff of arborists.  Alan will become Project Supervisor for the practice. Combined, Alan served for 30 years as the City of Clearwater, Dunedin and Safety Harbor, Florida arborist.  He is currently […]Read More »


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