Jim joined Casey Trees in 2003. Embracing collaborative, community-involved approaches has been core to his mission since day one. He also helps homeowners plant and care for trees with expert advice and resources such as the Tree Rebate and the RiverSmart Homes programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nonprofit tree planting program management
  • Tree species selection
  • American elms [cultivars, planting, pruning and management]
  • Tree risk assessment and hazard trees
  • Young tree care [watering, pruning, mulching and maintenance]
  • Street tree issues
  • Trees and soils
  • Tree stock types
  • Homeowner landscape design
  • Trees and stormwater



  • Wildlife and Forestry – USFS, Cibola National Forest, New Mexico


  • Urban Watershed Management, Advocacy and Outreach – National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Urban and Community Forestry – Urban Resources Initiative
  • Wildlife Management and Silviculture – National Audubon Society


  • 2008 Municipal Forestry Institute
  • 2007 MAC-ISA Gold Leaf Award for Landscape Beautification