Our Mission

To provide our clients the highest level of objective analysis through relevant research and use of appropriate technology, and to craft recommendations and opinions that will enhance the value and longevity of trees and landscapes.

Michael LaMana

With over 30 years of relevant experience in arboriculture, landscape management, and forestry, Mike LaMana is a recognized leader in his field of practice. He founded LaMana Consulting Foresters in 2003, a professional consulting firm that provides expertise in most facets of landscape management, arboriculture, urban and municipal forestry, and traditional woodlands management and silviculture.

Education & Affiliations

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management (Forestry) from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science degree in Entomology from Oregon State University.

Mr. LaMana has served as a Director of the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) and as Chair of the NJ Division of the Society of American Foresters (SAF).

Expert Status

Michael LaMana has been accepted by numerous Courts of Law and Land Use Boards as a testifying expert regarding arboriculture, landscape management, and forestry in several states, including New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tree Assessment
  • Street-Tree Inventory and Planning
  • Municipal Forestry
  • Site-Planning Conflict Resolution
  • Urban Reforestation Projects
  • Tree & Landscape Plant Appraisal
  • Tree Failure Investigation and Reconstructions
  • Forest Harvest Operations
  • Woodland Management Planning
  • Land-Use Regulation Matters
  • Agricultural Use-Taxation Cases
  • Forensic Investigation & Consulting Forensic Expert/Expert Witness Assignments


Michael is a Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) in NJ and MD; a Board-Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) with a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) with the International Society of Arborists (ISA). He is also a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) with ASCA, a Certified Forester with the SAF, and an Approved Consultant Forester credentialed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to handle matters related to New Jersey Farmland Tax Assessment.

Scroll to Top