Meet the Team
Philip van Wassenaer, B.Sc., MFC
Philip van Wassenaer is the principal consulting arborist and founder of UFI. With over 20 years experience as a practicing arborist, Philip has been an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist since 1996 and a member of the prestigious American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) since 1999. In 2005, Philip became a member of the SAG Baumstatik, an organization of Risk Assessment specialists based in Stuttgart, Germany. Philip also served as both President and Director of the Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC) between 1997 and 2008. Philip has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master of Forest Conservation degree with a specialization in Urban Forest Management, from the University of Toronto.Philip’s strong combination of education and experience allow him to bring a unique and successful approach to arboriculture and urban forestry. In 2009 the ISA honoured Philip with the “True Professional of Arboriculture” award in recognition of his achievements towards advancing the practice of arboriculture and his commitment to public education and promotion of the latest developments in arboricultural science.