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Jeremy Rappoport
Jeremy Rappoport
Jeremy Rappoport, President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, provides arborist, landscape, horticulture and land development expert witness consulting services and commercial consulting and sub-consultant to landscape architects, civil engineers and environmental consultants.
 
Feb. 4, 2014 1:47 pm
Like millions of others, last summer I watched and monitored the progress of the Rim Fire as it burned its way deeper into Yosemite National Park. The fire started outside of the park in the Stanislaus National Forest, but rapidly grew to an out of control conflagration that consumed state and national parklands, destroyed local businesses and communities. In response to the fire, Cal Fires,...  Read More
Apr. 22, 2013 4:11 pm
One thing that really upsets me is watching untrained companies and individuals as they attempt to prune a tree. Yes, the big truck with lift arm and chipper machine in tow might leave you with the impression that is one professional company, until you see the result of their work. Have you recently had a poor experience with a tree service? Are a looking for a reputable tree service...  Read More
Mar. 7, 2013 6:11 pm
In the previous installment of tree and plant selection, we discussed the importance of determining specific site environmental conditions that affect plant growth. The next step in plant selection is determining plant cultural requirements that are suitable for the environmental site conditions you have previously determined for your project site. What are Plant Cultural Requirements? Plant...  Read More
Dec. 19, 2012 3:06 pm
The City of San Diego was found guilty in a lawsuit brought by an attorney, Mr. Michael Burke. Mr. Burke was injured when a 60' Queen Palm feel on top of his car, crushing Mr. Burke's legs, leaving him a paraplegic. Mr. Burke claimed the cutbacks in the City of San Diego trimming and inspection services contributed to leaving a dangerous tree in place that should have been removed. The City of...  Read More
Apr. 25, 2012 9:13 pm
Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC recently completed a project providing independent certified arborist consulting services for Beta Engineering, a design build general contractor awarded the construction contract for the Suncrest Substation, a portion of the San Diego Gas and Electric Sunrise Power link Project. The Suncrest Substation is located east of Alpine, California adjacent...  Read More
Jan. 11, 2012 6:38 pm
Have you ever really stopped to notice and appreciate the urban forest that surrounds us? Whether you live and work in an urban or rural setting, one commonality for all of us is we are surrounded by trees. We easily become accustomed to trees in the landscape and often take them for granted until a tree problem becomes an issue. When selecting a tree, several factors should be considered to...  Read More
Apr. 21, 2010 8:44 pm
Jeremy Rappoport, founder and President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, provided the landscape design and horticultural research for the client of a 1.5 acre estate in Beverly Hills, California that will be included in this years 54th annual Art + Architecture Tour sponsored by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The tour will be Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 10 a.m. to...  Read More
Feb. 17, 2010 4:47 pm
For those who are looking for recommendations on tree-related issues involving structural defects, declining tree health and appearance, hazard and risk assessment, they must seek the expertise of an arboriculture expert witness and consultant. The services of such can help one detect tree decline and failure symptoms. Before performing any type of construction that involves grade change, soil...  Read More
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