Lisa Smith – Tree Lady Lisa – Consulting Arborist

Los Angeles , California




Consulting Arborist - Board Certified Master Arborist, Trainer of Tree Risk, Instructor UCLA Landscape Architecture, All aspects of trees


Personal Bio

Lisa Smith, Registered Consulting Arborist #464, is the owner of The Tree Resource, a California tree-consulting firm based in West Los Angeles.  The Tree Resource is a full service arboricultural consulting firm, providing all aspects of tree management. 

Ms. Smith began her career in the tree industry over twenty-eight years ago, working for one of the nations largest tree contractors, providing arboricultural programs for many of the largest commercial projects in Southern California.  During that time, Ms. Smith was able to work in many arenas of the tree industry, from large-scale inventories for tree management, installation and planting, construction management and protection, large-scale maintenance, IPM (Integrated Pest Management), and risk management as the first Qualified Tree Risk Assessor in Los Angeles.

As the owner of The Tree Resource, Ms. Smith also works as one of only 3 instructors in the Western States for the Tree Risk Assessors Qualification.  Many large commercial properties, universities and theme parks utilize Ms. Smith to assist in evaluating and prioritizing tree risk management and mitigation strategies in their urban canopies. 

Ms. Smith has also been active within the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, and served as a Director and President of the Board.

She enjoys providing educational opportunities for industry professionals and affiliate green groups, including being an Instructor for the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture program, teaching the Trees Materials course.  

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