lisa_hammeris a horticulturist and arborist who has had a private consulting practice in Miami, Florida, USA, since 1987.  She has a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida, with a specialization in Tropical Agriculture, and an M.S. degree in Biology from Florida International University.  She is an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (#333) and an ISA Certified Arborist (#SO-0758). She has traveled extensively in the tropics, including graduate studies in Costa Rica.  She has particular expertise in arboriculture, landscape maintenance, integrated pest management, plant nutrition, tree management during construction, plant appraisal, and tree risk analysis.  She advises property owners and managers, landscape industry professionals, municipalities, developers, architects, and engineers, providing on-site consultations, technical reports and specifications, project oversight, forensics and expert testimony in legal cases.  She lives in Coconut Grove, Florida with her husband, Brian Duplisea.  They enjoy boating on Biscayne Bay, traveling, and visiting with family in Florida and Maine.  For more information, visit her website; .