Michael Dunn has been working in the Forestry related industries for 20 years. He studied Geo/Environmental Studies at Shippensburg University. After graduating from the Arizona Wildfire Academy, he secured a job with the U.S. Forest Service. In short order, he worked his way up to become a member of an elite wildland fire fighting organization, the Mormon Lake Hotshots, out of Flagstaff, Arizona. During the offseason, he would dedicate himself to learning the art and science of Arboriculture. After nearly a decade of working for the U.S. Forest and Park Service, Mike returned to the East coast and started working as a professional arborist full time. Mike founded Preservation Tree in 2009 and grew the business to serve 1200 clients. Due to a shared focus on providing scientific and progressive tree care Preservation Tree was acquired by the Bartlett Tree Experts in June 2016. Seeing the need for qualified Urban Forest managers and consulting Arborists Mike founded Brandywine Urban Forest Consultants in 2019. Mike has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2007 a Board-Certified Master Arborist since 2017 and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist since 2020. He also holds qualifications in Tree Risk Assessment(TRAQ) and Tree Appraisal (TPAQ) Mike is currently serving as the President of the Goose Creek Alliance and is a member of the Governors Advisory Committee for invasive species control. In Mike’s spare time, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his wife and sons.