Bio
(abbreviated form)


Curriculum Vitae

Chuck Lippi
Consulting Arborist
243 Shamrock Rd.
St. Augustine, FL 32086
April, 2014

Education:
M.S. Horticulture University of Minnesota, 1974
B.A. Journalism, University of Minnesota, 1972

Credentials:
Board Certified Master Arborist FL-0501B by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) — the ISA’s™ highest certification designation
Registered Consulting Arborist #443 by the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), ASCA’s™ highest designation.
ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualification (TRAQ)

Memberships:
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
Florida Urban Forestry Council
Florida Native Plant Society

Elected or Appointed Positions:
Member advisory committee for the St. Johns County University of Florida Cooperative Extension Horticulture Program, 2009 to present.
Member advisory committee of the University of Florida Forest Resources and Conservation Department, 2007 to 2010
President-elect, Florida Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2006
Vice president, Florida Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2005
Secretary, Florida Chapter International Society of Arboriculture 2004
Florida Chapter ISA Board of Directors member at large 2001
City of St. Augustine Tree Advisory Board, 2004 to present
City of St. Augustine Beach Tree Board advisor 2006 to present

Additional Training:
Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) in arboriculture for ISA
over 500 CEU’s from Dec. 2000 to present
Trained cooperator for The International Tree Failure Database to submit reports of tree failures. The database enables arborists to recognize patterns of tree failure in specific tree species.
Tree Appraisal Theory and Practice: An Advanced Seminar by Scott Cullen, Registered Consulting Arborist, Baltimore, Nov, 2007.
Certificate of Training in Best Management Practices, Florida Green Industries, University of Florida, Dec., 2008. Certificate GV3878.

Employment:
April, 2004 to present self-employed as a consulting arborist, Advanced Tree Care, Inc., St. Augustine, FL
Nov., 1995 to April, 2004 Director and Horticulture Agent III (retired), University of Florida and Flagler County Extension Service, Bunnell, FL

March, 1968 – October, 1970 Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Ecuador working on agriculture and community development programs

Teaching:
Building and Trees, a three hour presentation of tree needs during construction and new techniques that builders can use when working around trees, Palatka, November, 2009.
Tree Preservation, a one-hour segment of a day-long program on Caring for Senior Trees by the Duval County Extension Service in Jacksonville, August, 2006. The main speaker was Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia Professor.
The Reality of Tree Preservation, a 20 minute talk given as part of the day-long Tree Preservation on Construction Sites program at the Florida Chapter Tree Academy at Trees Florida 2006 in Ft. Myers, June, 2006.
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination, Ft. Myers, June, 2006
What Are We Doing to Our Trees? a one hour talk about living with trees and preserving trees given to the Florida Native Plant Society annual conference, Daytona, May, 2006.
Tree Preservation, a one-hour segment of a day-long program on Caring for Senior Trees by Dr. Kim Coder, University of Georgia Professor and the Florida Chapter of the ISA given in Ft. Lauderdale and Sarasota, March, 2006.
Use of the Air Spade, a one hour hands-on demonstration of root collar excavation, soil aeration and radial trenching of a day-long program on Caring for Senior Trees by the Florida Chapter of the ISA given in Ft. Lauderdale, Sarasota and Jacksonville, March and August, 2006 .
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination, Tarpon Springs, June, 2005
Tree Pruning and Tree Care, sponsored by Orange County Extension Service for Orlando Municipal and Orange County Employees, Orlando, Oct, 2004
Trees Florida 2004 State ISA Conference Introduction to Pruning, Key West, June, 2004.
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination, Orlando, May, 2004
Pruning Trees, Daytona Beach Garden Show, March, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Tree Pruning Training for Florida Dept. of Transportation Employees, Ft. Lauderdale, Oct, 2003
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination on fertilizer and plant problem diagnosis, Jacksonville, October, 2003.
Tree Pruning Training for Florida Dept. of Transportation Employees, Orlando, Aug, 2003.
Trees Florida 2003 State ISA Conference, Introduction to Pruning and Introduction to Pests and Abiotic Disorders of Trees, Orlando, June, 2003.
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes in Spanish for arborists taking the ISA certification examination, Ft. Meyers, May, 2003
Pruning Trees for Daytona Beach Community College landscape class, Palm Coast, April, 2003
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination, Orlando, April, 2003
Pruning Trees, Daytona Beach Garden Show, March, 2003.
Protecting Trees from Construction Damage, taught to 40 Palm Coast homebuilders, Nov, 2002.
Pruning Nursery Trees for Grades and Standards in Spanish to work crew at VerdeGo Nursery in Bunnell, Nov, 2002.
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes for arborists taking the ISA certification examination on fertilizer and plant problem diagnosis, Orlando, October, 2002.
Florida Chapter ISA Review classes In Spanish for arborists on pruning, tree selection and construction damage, Homestead, October, 2002.
New Concepts in Fertilization of Trees in the Landscape, taught to 550 landscape maintenance professionals and arborists at Tampa Nursery Growers conference, Feb, 2002

Publications


Laurel Wilt Disease Hitting St. Augustine, St. Augustine Record, October, 2008
Termites and Mulch, St. Augustine Record, March, 2006
Vines on Trees. A Good Idea? St. Augustine Record, Feb., 2006
Slime Flux in Trees, St. Augustine Record, Nov., 2005
A Number of Things Can Cause Old Oaks to Die, St. Augustine Record, Oct., 2005
Proper Method of Thinning Trees for Storms, St. Augustine Record, Aug., 2005
Propagating Sago Palms in North Florida, St. Augustine Record, May, 2005
Developer Saves Many Trees at Site South of Marineland, St. Augustine Record, April., 2005
How to Prune Perennial Hardy Shrubs, St. Augustine Record, Feb, 2005
What To Do About Downed or Damaged Trees in Your Yard, St. Augustine Record, Jan., 2005
Expert Answers to Tree Questions, Daytona Beach News Journal, Sept., 2004.
How to Straighten Trees Left Leaning from the Storms, St. Augustine Record, Sept., 2004
Preparing your Trees for Hurricane Season, Daytona Beach News Journal, July, 2004.
Florida Arborist (Florida Chapter ISA quarterly publication) Selecting the Right Crape Myrtle for Your Site, Spring, 2003.
Florida Arborist (Florida Chapter ISA quarterly publication) Mulching and Pests, Winter, 2003.
Florida Arborist (Florida Chapter ISA quarterly publication) Problems with Mulching Landscapes, Fall, 2002
Florida Arborist (Florida Chapter ISA quarterly publication) Mulching Materials for Landscapes, Summer, 2002.
Florida Arborist (Florida Chapter ISA quarterly publication) Fertilizing Trees in Florida Landscapes, Summer, 2001