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About Tony Wayne Wolcott


Tony Wayne Wolcott is a Consulting Arborist, a Board Certified Master Arborist, an Irrigation Consultant, a tree expert witness in litigation for a well known legal firm, and an arboriculture and horticulture instructor in a local college.

Tony has a varied and expansive history in the green industry. He owned a landscaping company.  He does landscaping and irrigation designs. He has extensive consulting experience for construction projects and inspecting trees throughout the San Francisco Bay area and properties in the Sierra foothills. He has testified in various depositions involving tree disputes. He has taught the arboriculture classes at Diablo Valley College as well as classes in irrigation at Mt. Diablo Adult Education. Tony has spoken at various conferences and has written many articles on trees and landscapes, irrigation and wood properties.

In San Francisco, he worked for the Friends of the Urban Forest as the project manager. He helped form and directed the early years of the Urban Tree Foundation. He was the acting urban forester for the City of San Francisco and then urban forester for the City of Albany. He was the tree representative and tree expert in claims against the two cities. He lobbied for tree issues at departmental meetings and represented the cities at many depositions involving city trees. Tony sat on various tree boards including the California Urban Forest Council.



  • Extensive risk assessment of trees

  • Extensive experience in valuation of trees

  • Extensive consulting experience for construction projects

  • Trial preparation and expert tree witness depositions

  • Project management training

  • Adjunct Professor of Arboriculture - Biology Department Diablo Valley College

  • Instructor adult education in the Bay Area in horticulture, arboriculture, irrigation and wood usages

  • Wood expert with Bay Area Woodturner’s Association

  • Conference speaker on tree species choices, pruning, utilizing wood

  • Master Composter, Bay Friendly Landscaping Design and Maintenance

  • Owner/Operator of landscape irrigation company



  • American Society of Consulting Arborists (RCA#685)

  • Board Certified Master Arborist - International Society of Arboriculture (WE3284B)

  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification -TRAQ (ISA)

  • Certified Landscape Horticulturalist Santa Barbara City College

  • Certified Irrigation Designer

  • Applicator License for Landscape Usages (expired) - California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation

  • Qualified Sudden Oak Death tester

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