My Name is Joe Samnik, Founder of Expert Tree Consultants!

Perhaps you are an attorney looking for information with which to impeach me at my deposition or at trial.  Perhaps you’re an attorney looking for an expert.

Joe has been established now for over 50 years.  There are those occasions in which he serves as an expert witness in the areas of trees, landscapes and related “Green Industry” matters.

He has been named as an expert witness in over 800 matters.  From product liability, personal injury, wrongful death and eminent domain my representation is almost always 50-50 plaintiff/defendant.  Joe has been accepted as an expert witness in small claims, civil, federal, criminal and eminent domain courts of law.  His opinion has never been stricken or restricted.

Joe Samnik was the founding president of the Florida Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). 

He has presented on arboreal topics at over 95 state, regional, and international conferences. Joe has had the honor of presenting at three (3) International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) annual conferences.  Joe’s presentation on arboriculture was the anchor talk at the American Society of Landscape Architects annual conferences for the past 6 years.  He will be presenting twice at this year’s Florida Association of Native Nurseries (FANN) Annual Conference; his third appearance at this annual showcase of native plants in the southeastern United States.

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation awarded Joe a provider number to educate landscape architects for their continuing education units.  Joe’s peer-reviewed courses on arboreal issues have provided thousands of landscape architects continuing education in nineteen (19) states.

His presentations on arboreal topics have been awarded continuing education units for  architects, professional engineers, state certified pesticide operators(Bureau of Entomology); Members of the Appraisal Institute (MAI); Department of Insurance; Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Contractors and Builders Association through the Construction Industry Licensing Board; Condominium Associates Institute; the American Institute of Architects (AIA); American Society of Consulting Arborists(ASCA);  International Society of Arboriculture(ISA); American Society of Landscape Architects(ASLA); and attorneys legal education(CLE).

 Joe’s acumen in legal matters and tree appraisals was presented at Rutgers University and the University of Florida.  He was the committee chair for arborist licensure from 2005 - 2010.  Joe was education chair for five (5) years for the Florida Chapter, ISA.  Joe developed and hosted a public broadcast system (PBS) video in cooperation with the University of Florida regarding the ANSI A300, Part 2 document. He was the consulting arborist representative for the Florida chapter, ISA from 2002 - 2007.  Joe authored Rule Chapter 1440 of the Florida statutes which provides a formula to appraise the value of trees in Florida. His formula was authorized for the valuation of trees and landscapes in Florida by the Attorney General.  He holds an intellectual copyright issued for the valuation of a tree using the canopy as a basis of value.  This concept was presented at the 2017 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) annual conference in Washington, DC.  Joe is the recipient of the Edward W Bok award for lifetime achievement in the excellence of arboriculture in Florida. He has received the Florida chapter’s President Award for recognition of outstanding meritorious service in advancing the principles, ideas, and practices of progressive arboriculture. 

Joe’s history of philanthropic giving is well documented and includes tens of thousands of dollars to professors underwriting their educational efforts in trees and green industry matters. His charitable giving’s for 2018 shall include A.E.R.A and only one other charitable organization.