Joe Samnik is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), a consulting arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), and is licensed by the Division of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS), Bureau of Entomology, State of Florida.
Joe is entering his 43rd year of practice including tree and horticultural consulting and the dispute resolution process.
He received the Edward W. Bok award for recognition of lifetime achievement in the excellence of arboriculture.
Joe was the founding president of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Florida Chapter and sat on the Board of Directors for six years as the Consultant’s Representative. He is the Florida Chapter, ISA Licensure Committee Chair. He is also a past president of Association of Eminent Domain Professionals (AEDP).
His abstracts on tree assessments were selected for presentation at four (4) International Tree Conferences. His formula for appraising the value of roadside vegetation was included in Rule Chapter 14-40 of the Florida Highway Beautification Act.
Joe is a recognized expert witness in small claims, civil, criminal, and eminent domain courts of law. He has been involved as an expert in over 500 litigation assignments.
Joe is a prolific speaker and facilitator of seminars. His presentations are recognized for continuing education units for the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB), the Society of Professional Engineers (SPE) , the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), Department of Insurance and other professional organizations.