UFI’s principal consulting arborist, Philip van Wassenaer, has acted as an expert witness in a number of Ontario Municipal Board and civil litigation hearings related to urban forestry issues, ranging from individual tree risk and preservation to natural heritage planning. As an advisor to a number of legal professionals, Philip has been instrumental in achieving successful outcomes for clients representing a wide range of perspectives, and he is consistently recognized as an unbiased, objective and highly knowledgeable expert in the field of arboriculture. UFI’s expertise in risk assessment and mitigation also enables us to accurately and defensibly investigate the causes of significant tree or tree part failures, providing reliable forensic reconstruction services.