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 borough 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 over twenty years of experience in the environmental industry, from starting with the United States Forest Service to working with award-winning environmental firms and operating two successful environmental business ventures. He has a B.S in Environmental Science and currently holds Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist credentials. He is currently serving as a member of the Governor’s Council on Invasive Species for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the President of the Goose Creek Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring a depleted urban stream in Chester County. When not working, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time outdoors with his wife and sons.

​Certifications

  • 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.
Sarah McCone
Sarah McConeField Consultant/Office Manager

Sarah McCone started her career off as a North Campus Organic Garden Intern at West Chester University of PA. Here she was able to grow her knowledge of vegetable gardening, native plants and the function of the native ecosystem. Particular attention in the garden was paid to pollinators including plants that promoted food, breeding and housing to native pollinators. She left the position when she graduated with a degree from the University in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Later Sarah took a position as a seasonal grounds keeper at Chanticleer Garden. Here she developed new knowledge of plant health care and further developed a higher level of plant knowledge. As part of the position, she frequently ran tests on the microbiome of the soil working on an equation that relates Nitrogen to microbiome ratios. In her free time she loves to garden, hike and spend time with her family.

  • B.S Ecology/Conservation Biology, West Chester University
Hanna Kelly
Hanna KellyFall 2022 Urban Forestry Intern

Hanna Kelly is a graduate from James Madison University where she studied Geographic Science and Environmental Studies with a concentration in Climate Affairs. Throughout her time at JMU, she got involved with the Geography Club where she gained experience working with the Harrisonburg community on local gardening projects, environmental education, and sustainable agriculture projects. At JMU she also worked as a sustainability marketing intern for the dining service where she educated students about food waste reduction, local purchasing, and composting, as well as worked with the on-campus Farmer’s Market. In the summer, Hanna served as an intern for the DCNR at Marsh Creek and French Creek State Parks. Here she expanded her knowledge on the park system and park management. She helped with many park programs and projects where she focused on the importance of the native species, biodiversity, and healthy habitats within the park ecosystem. In Hanna’s free time she enjoys running, live music, and spending time with friends and family.

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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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