Robert Cool - President - RF 310, CF 3380, CA MI-0046AU, ACF

WORK EXPERIENCE:
1970 to present - President, Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc.
1998 to 1999 - Adjunct Faculty, Oakland Community College (past)
1989 to 1993 - Manager of Field Services, City of Lansing, MI (past, ret.)
1988 to 1989 - Forestry Manager, City of Lansing, MI (past)
1970 to 1988 - Assistant City Forester, City of Lansing, MI (past)
1975 to present - Owner, Robert Cool Tree Farms, five choose and cut Christmas
tree farms (past, currently one); volunteer, Tree Farm inspector;
Instructor, Lansing Community College (past)
1983 to present - Consulting Township Forester, Brandon (commerce 1995) and
West Bloomfield Township (commerce 1983), Oakland Co., MI
and Meridian Township (Commerce 2003), Ingham Co.
1967 to 1969 - Technical Control Forester, ITT-Rayonier, Inc., S.E. Timber
Division, Florida/Georgia
1961 to 1965 - Michigan Department of Transportation, Civil Engineering Technician


EDUCATION:
1971 - M.S., Forestry, Michigan State University
1967 - B.S., Forestry, Michigan State University
1964 - A.B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, Lansing Community College


COMMUNITY:
Boy Scouts of America, assistant scout master, Troop 180 (past); Chairperson, Properties Committee; member, Capitol Campaign Committee, Chief Okemos Council
Asbury United Methodist Church, member, Chairperson of Council Board (past); member
of trustees (past)
P.T.A., member (past)
Jaycees, member (past)
United Way Campaign, volunteer leader (past)
Tri-County Office on Aging, committee member (past)
Ingham County Environmental Affairs Commission, Chairperson (past)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
American Forestry Association, member
Arboricultural Research and Education Committee (ISA), member
Arboriculture Society of Michigan, member, Tree Evaluation Committee member
Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF), member
International Society of Arboriculture, Inc., member, past Research Trust Committee, past Chapter Liaison Research Trust, Contributor, 9th Ed. Guide for Plant Appraisal, Science and
Research Committee Member
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, member and Forestry Section
Chairperson (past)
Michigan Arbor Day Alliance, committee member
Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters, member
Michigan Christmas Tree Association, member
Michigan Forestry and Parks Association, Inc., Sec.-Treas.; Brd. of Dir.; past Editor;
Past Education Comm.; past Tree Evaluation Comm.; past Grants Comm. Member
Michigan Invasive Plant Council, member, Board member
Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, member
Michigan Recreation and Park Association, past member
Michigan Safety Conference-Forestry Section, past member and Chairperson
Michigan Urban and Community Forestry Council, past member, past Chairperson of Technical
Committee and past Executive Board Member
Municipal Arborists and Urban Foresters Society (ISA), member (past)
National Christmas Tree Association, member
National Institute on Parks and Grounds Management, member
Professional Grounds Management Society, member
Professional Grounds Management Society, S.E. Michigan Branch, member
Society of American Foresters, member
Society of American Foresters, Lower Michigan Chapter, member, past Chairperson
Society of Commercial Arboriculture (ISA), member
Society of Municipal Arborists, member; past Pres., past VP, past Board member; past
Chairperson, Tree Research Comm., and Accreditation Comm.
Utility Arborists Association (ISA), member


LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
I.S.A. Certified Arborist, MI-0046 & Certified Utility Specialist
Michigan Association of Consulting Foresters, #16
Michigan Certified Nurseryman, Grounds Management Specialist (MCN-GM-9)
Michigan Certified Nurseryman, (MCN #310)
Society of American Foresters, Certified Forester #3380
State of Michigan Certified Pesticide Applicator
State of Michigan Licensed Pesticide Applicator
State of Michigan Licensed Nursery Stock Dealer
State of Michigan Registered Forester, #310
USDA APHIS Certified Gypsy Moth Inspector

AWARDS:
Recipient, 1990, The American Society of Landscape Architects, Michigan Chapter,
Merit Award. Participation as Grounds Maintenance Expert in Michigan State
Housing Development Authority's Landscape Maintenance Guide.
Recipient, 1991, Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Maintenance Leadership
Award.
Recipient, 1992, Michigan Forestry and Park Association, Inc., Honors Award
Recipient, 1997, Michigan Forestry and Park Association, Inc., Service Award

COURT APPEARANCES AS EXPERT:

In the following Michigan counties: Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Ingham, Huron
Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Missaukee, Montcalm, Oakland, Ottawa, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Washtenaw and Wayne; Federal Bankruptcy Court, Grand Rapids

EXPERIENCE IN WOODLAND PROTECTION (city/township ordinance development,
compliance and tree protection):
Brandon Twp. City of Farmington Hills Grosse Ile Twp.
Northville Twp. City of Novi City of Mt. Pleasant
West Bloomfield Twp. City of Southfield City of DeWitt
Novi Township City of Sterling Heights City of Lansing
City of Troy City of Wixom Meridian Twp.
Superior Twp.

SPECIALIZATION:
Woodland Forestry Management Urban Forestry Management
Tree Inventory and Assessment Tree Related Litigation
Tree Hazard Identification Woodland and Tree Appraisal