Arboriculture Specialist – Dave Braun, Ph.D

The art and science of tree care

Braun Arboricultural Consulting LLC focuses on tree care in the context of the environments in which trees define, from small ornamental plantings to entire landscapes.

Our mission is to give our clients an increased sense of safety and aesthetic enjoyment of the trees and other plants on their property, while at the same time maintaining and increasing the value of their investment.

  • We provide expert assistance in areas such as appraisals, assessments, and restorations.
  • We give homeowners the information they need to make informed decisions about their trees and landscapes.
  • We address your critical arboricultural needs based on the latest scientific research.


Experienced, Credentialed Arborist

Offering a scientific approach to ecosystem management

Braun Arboricultural Consulting LLC was founded in 2005 by David M. Braun, a consulting arborist with a doctorate in forest insect ecology from the University of Washington, Seattle.

Every property is unique and has valuable vegetation. As part of the service I offer, I point out what the natural vegetation is, its value, and how to restore and maintain it.

I want my clients to help them maximize the enjoyment they get from their property’s natural surroundings.

From its beginnings in pruning and assessing the health and hazard of individual trees, the company has expanded to additionally perform appraisals, removals, and ecosystem restoration focused on native plants and forest health.

Born and raised in Connecticut, David moved West in 1987, lived in Portland and Seattle, and in 1999 made Hood River his permanent home. He now lives there with his wife and son.

In his personal time, David enjoys being outdoors among the trees.


  • Ph.D. Forest Ecology 1998
  • M.F.S. Forest Science 1986
  • Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) #PN-6114A
  • Certified Tree Risk Assessor CTRA 869, ISA
  • Member, American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
  • Professional Member, Society of American Foresters (SAF) #161395
  • 2011 Chair Elect, Columbia Gorge SAF Chapter

Licensing & Insurance

  • David M. Braun and Braun Arboricultural Consulting LLC, Reg. Num. 354066-93.
  • Oregon CCB #188757
  • Washington Registration # BRAUNAC908DQ
  • Licensed, bonded, and instured through Columbia River Insurance, Hood River, Oregon.

Consumer Notices:

In accordance with the state of Oregon; projects exceeding $2,000 will include provision of the Notice to Owner About Construction Liens, the Consumer Protection Notice, and the Notice of Procedure.

  • Notice to Owner – ORS 87.093
  • Consumer Protection Notice – ORS 701.330 (1)
  • Notice of Procedure – ORS 701.330 (2)
Tree Inspections: Dave Braun inspecting a lightening scar in a ponderosa pine.

Tree Inspections: Dave Braun inspecting a lightning scar in a ponderosa pine.


Braun Arboricultural Consulting  (541) 806-0347