About Brandywine Urban Forest Consulting

Enhancing Growth and Stability

Brandywine Urban Forest Consulting’s team is the future of combating environmental issues while enhancing the livability and well-being of communities in growing urban centers.

Meet Our Team

Michael Dunn
Michael DunnPrincipal Consultant

Michael Dunn is an innovative Urban Forest Manager and Consulting Arborist with a passion for progressive problem-solving of environmental issues and a vision for a sustainable future in the designed urban environment. He is eager to collaborate with community and city planners and stakeholders to manage and optimize the urban forest infrastructure as a shared and valuable asset. Michael is able to quantify and incorporate the current and future tree canopy into long-term strategic decision-making. He is an experienced leader posed to drive positive and productive community outreach and communications.

Michael has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the environmental industry. Michael worked his way through college as a Hotshot on an elite wildland fire crew with the United States Forest Service. After school, he continued his career with the U.S. Forest Service and eventually transitioned to a career in the private sector of urban forestry and ecological restoration. After working for multiple award-winning environmental companies, he founded Preservation Tree which would eventually become Brandywine Urban Forest. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science with postgraduate work in Geodesign and Environmental planning. He currently holds  Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist credentials. Outside of work he volunteers his time and efforts to the Goose Creek Alliance an organization of which he is a board member and founder. When not working, he enjoys mountain biking, music, and spending time outdoors with his wife and sons.


  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist PD-1829B.
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, RCA #711
  • ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist
  • ISA Certified Arborist PD 1829A.
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ASCA Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualification
  • TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional.
Tanner Burns
Tanner BurnsWatershed Intern

Tanner is an undergraduate student at West Chester University pursuing his bachelor’s degree in ecology and conservation and marine biology. Before attending WCU, he worked in construction as a general carpenter for multiple years. In his work with Brandywine Urban Forest, Tanner will be assisting in projects involving consulting and tree inventories. Additionally, he is setting up long-term monitoring stations on Goose Creek in West Chester, Pa. The goal of the stations is to help understand the effects of urban stream syndrome and the success of stream restoration projects. Tanner is interested in green stormwater infrastructure systems that create alternative ways of dealing with impervious water runoff. When he isn’t playing in streams, he enjoys spending time with his family and his girlfriend, Peggy, traveling, surfing, and rock climbing.


Brandywine Urban Forest are a team of consulting arborists, and green industry professionals who are experienced in working with municipal, commercial and residential clients

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