Braun Arboricultural
  • Tree risk
  • Habitat 
  • Tree & landscape appraisals
  • View clearing &
    tree pruning
  • Fuel
  • Forest stewardship plans
  • Insect & disease diagnosis & control
  • Training & lecturing in arboriculture

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Dave Braun

541.806.0347 (cell)

541.386-7689 (tel)


1193 22nd St

Hood River, OR  97031


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Dave Braun, Resume

M.F.S. Forest Science, Ph.D. Forest Ecology

David M. Braun, Ph.D.

  • Address: 1193 22nd. St., Hood River, Oregon 97031
  • Phone: 541-806-0347
  • email:


  • Ph.D., Forest Ecosystems Analysis, 1998.
  • College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • M.F.S., Forest Ecology, 1986.
  • School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • B. S., Biology, 1982.
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor
  • Member, American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
  • Professional Member, Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • 2011 Chair Elect, Columbia Gorge SAF Chapter
  • Oregon CCB #188757
  • Washington Registration # BRAUNAC908DQ

Work Experience

  • Braun Arboricultural Consulting LLC, Consultant (2005-Present)
  • Instructor, Columbia Gorge Community College (2005-2008)
  • Arbornaut and Researcher, Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility (1999-2002)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, 1989-1991
  • Research Associate, Louisiana State University, 1987-1987

Speaker at Recent Conferences & Workshops

  • Ecological Society of America 1999-2000
  • Northwest Scientific Association Annual Meeting, 2001
  • Organizer and Presenter for National Teach-in on Global Warming Solutions 2009 (NWF and others)
  • Oregon Academy of Science Conference 2004
  • Society of American Foresters, Columbia Gorge Chapter 2011
  • Target Specialty Products Symposium 2008
  • United States Forest Service Hazard Tree Workshop 2008
  • World Affairs Council of Oregon & United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program 2009
  • Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility Conferences 2000-2002

Other Recent Conferences & Workshops Attended

  • American Society of Consulting Arborists 2009-2011
  • International Society of Arboriculture, PNWC, Annual Conference 2006, 2010
  • S.T.A.R.R.S. Workshop, ‚ÄúDealing with Hazard Trees and Falling and Bucking Seminar 2010
  • Society of American Foresters Mixed/Multiple Tree Species Management Workshop (2007)
  • Society of American Foresters Central Oregon Chapter Annual Meeting 2007
  • Target Specialty Products Symposia 2010
  • Western Forestry and Conservation Association Workshop 2007-2008
  • Native Forest Council Conference 2008


  • Braun, D. M. and R. I. Gara. 20__ (In Prep.) Host Selection of the Mountain Pine Beetle in Second Growth Ponderosa Pine Stands. To be submitted to Northwest Science.
  • Shaw, D. C., J. Chen, E. Freeman, and D. M. Braun. 2005. Hemlock dwarf mistletoe infected trees in an old-growth Douglas-fir / western hemlock forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
  • Chen, J., B. Song, M. Mouer, M. Rudnicki, K. Bible, D. C. Shaw, D. M. Braun, and J. Franklin. 2004. Spatial relationships of biomass and species distribution in an old-growth Pseudotsuga-Tsuga forest. Forest Science 50 (3): 364-375.
  • Braun, D. M., D. Shaw, M. VanScoy, and B. Runcheng. 2002. Folivory of vine maple in an old-growth forest in the southern Washington Cascades. Northwest Science 76(4): 315-321.
  • Braun, D. M. 1998. The influence of thinning second-growth ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) on the host colonization of the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosaeHopk.). Dissertation, University of Washington College of Forest Resources.
  • Braun, D. M., R. A. Goyer, and G. J. Lenhard. 1990. Biology and mortality agents of the fruit tree leaf roller (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on Baldcypress in Louisiana. Journal of Entomological Science 25(1): 176-184.