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.

​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.
Jennifer Walker
Jennifer WalkerLandscape Designer / Field Consultant

Jennifer Walker is a designer, arborist and advocate with a multi-disciplinary approach. She started her career as a landscape designer before expanding to offer landscape management planning and community/institutional design facilitation. After graduate school, Jennifer worked in the fields of planning and landscape architecture, merging the disciplines of economic and community development, urban design, and ecological horticulture through work with the US EPA, USDA, FEMA and other local, state, federal partners. More recently, Jennifer spent three and a half years managing, renovating, and developing a long-term management strategy for the Barnes Arboretum at Saint Joseph’s University in Merion Station, PA.

Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture with a Minor in Botany from North Carolina State University, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. She is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture and is active in tree and landscape management in the Philadelphia area. When not helping clients steward their natural resources, Jennifer enjoys traveling, backpacking, and cooking delicious food.

Certifications

  • BS Landscape Horticulture, Minor in Botany from North Carolina State University
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia
  • ISA Certified Arborist PD-3004A
  • Permaculture Certified
Sarah McCone
Sarah McConeField Consultant/Office Manager

PD-3012A

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
  • ISA Certified Arborist PD-3012A.
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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