Bay Area Plant Consultants
Location: Oakland CA
1 (510) 568-2960
Arboricultural and horticultural consultant for homeowners, attorneys, cities and various companies in the Bay Area.
Guest speaker for professional and civic groups (e.g. master gardeners and garden clubs) on mediterranean plants and various arboricultural topics.
Board Certified Master Arborist 0113B with the International Society of Arboriculture.
Registered Consulting Arborist #484 with The American Society of Consulting Arborists.
Tree Risk Assessment Qualified with the International Society of Arboriculture.
Aesthetic Pruning Certificate from Merritt College, 1998. Certified Aesthetic Pruner 009, Aesthetic Pruners Association, 2011.
Member of the California Arborists Association.
(Consulting arborists are used to help resolve homeowner plant disputes, view and tree hazard issues, plant selection and care issues, and assess the values of trees and other plants. We work with attorneys and insurance companies in litigation.)
Judy was a Horticulture Instructor at Merritt College in the Peralta Community College District, from 1977-2007, teaching full-time for 30 years.
She taught basic courses including Introduction to Lan. Hort., Arboriculture, Turf Management and Plant Terminology. She also taught Plant Identification classes on Trees, Groundcovers and Vines, Shrubs, CA Natives, Herbaceous Plants, and Tropical Plants. In addition, Judy taught classes in Forestry, Redwood Ecology, Desert Studies classes in the Environmental Studies Department. She is the owner of Bay Area Plant Consultants, offering arboricultural and horticultural consulting for cities and homeowners in the Bay Area.
Judy Thomas's Education
San Jose State University
1967 – 1969
Activities and Societies: Thesis written on Fire Ecology of Giant Sequoias
1965 – 1966
Activities and Societies: Lifetime Secondary Teaching Credential in Biology
1961 – 1965
Activities and Societies: Stanford Alpine Club, Sigma Alpha Iota Musical Sorority, Stanford Symphony Orchestra on violin