Qualifications / Memberships

Qualifications

  • University of Waterloo. Ph.D. in Regional Planning and Resource Development. April 1988.
  • University of British Columbia. Master of Forestry. June 1979.
  • University College of North Wales, Bangor. B.Sc. (Honours) Forestry. June 1977.

Professional Activities

  • Member – International Society of Arboriculture Panel of Experts examining a new Risk Assessment Qualification, 2009 to 2013.
  • Member – International Society of Arboriculture Best Management Practices – Risk Assessment 2008 to 2012.
  • Member – International Society of Arboriculture Best Management Practices – Managing Trees During Construction. 2008.
  • Member – International Society of Arboriculture Plant Evaluation & Appraisal Committee 2006 to date.
  • Past President Pacific Northwest Chapter, ISA. September 2006 to 2008.
  • President Pacific Northwest Chapter, ISA. September 2004 – September 2006.
  • Vice President Pacific Northwest Chapter, ISA.  September 2002 – September 2004.
  • Director – December 1996 to 2002.
  • Chairman – 78th Annual conference of the International Society of Arboriculture in Seattle, USA. 2002.
  • Co chairman – Pacific Northwest Chapter of ISA conference, Harrison, British Columbia, Canada. 2001.
  • ISA delegate – Council of Trees and Landscape Appraisers in Washington, D.C. 2000 to 2002.
  • Panel member – Canadian Institute of Planners accreditation for the Environmental Science course, University of Calgary. February 2000.
  • Member – Journal of Arboriculture review committee 1999.
  • Member – Board of Examiners for the American Society of Consulting Arborists Academy in 1998 / 1999.
  • Director – International Society of Arboriculture, Canadian Research Trust. 1998 to 2005.
  • Chairman – Planning Institute of B.C. accreditation committee for the University of Northern British Columbia’s undergraduate and graduate planning degrees. April 1996.
  • Member in the research and rewriting of the 1997 B.C. Society of Landscape Architects / B.C. Nursery Trades Association British Columbia Landscape Standard 1996/1997.

Refereed Monographs

  • Dunster, J.A., and Murray, S. M. 1997 Arboriculture and the Law in Canada. Champaign, International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Dunster, J.A., and Dunster, K. 1996. Dictionary of Natural Resource Management. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Dunster, J.A., and Gibson, R.B. 1989. Forestry and Assessment. Development of the Class Environmental Assessment for Timber Management in Ontario. Toronto: The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy.

Manuals

  • Dunster, Julian A., E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda Matheny, and Sharon Lilly. 2013. Tree Risk Assessment Manual. Champaign, Illinois. International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Dunster, J. 2009. Tree Risk Assessment in Urban Areas and the Urban-Rural Interface. Course Manual: Silverton, Oregon. Pacific Northwest Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture. pp. 70.

Professional Experience – samples

  • Designer and lead instructor of the Certified Tree Risk Assessor Program, administered by Pacific Northwest Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Expert witness at tree fatality inquests in Ontario and Hong Kong.
  • Expert witness testimony in court cases involving trespass, tree damage appraisals, risk assessment, cause of tree failure.
  • Conducted audit of sustainable forestry operation in Region XII, Chile 1999.
  • Conducted the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Proposed Pulp Mill development in the Bara Forest District, Nepal (IUCN). 1994.
  • Project leader and author of the Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for all Forestry Projects in Nepal (IUCN). 1992.

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Arborist # PNW 0189 International Society of Arboriculture.
  • Registered Professional Forester # 1701, Association of BC Forest Professionals.
  • Registered Professional Planner. Member Canadian Institute of Planners, Planning Institute of British Columbia.
  • Registered Consulting Arborist # 378 in the American Society of Consulting Arborists.
  • Certified Tree Risk Assessor # 1. PNW ISA Tree Risk Assessor Programme. Lead instructor.
  • International Society of Arboriculture. Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Instructor.
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