Michael Bova serves as a consulting arborist for municipalities and private entities throughout the Western United States. In addition, he assists project managers on a variety of projects, including tree inventories and risk assessments, and works directly with clients to ensure complete satisfaction. Recent projects have included tree inventories and tree health surveys for Rolling Hills and Santa Ana Country Clubs in California, as well as a tree maintenance cost analysis for the City of Portland, Oregon. Critical tree risk assessment projects have included the City of Riverside's Shamel ash population in Southern California and the City of Austin's historic Zilker Park pecan trees in Central Texas. Prior to joining the Resource Group, he was the assistant district manager with The Davey Tree Expert Company's Residential and Commercial Division in San Francisco. He is a member of the Western Chapter ISA and a Certified Arborist (WE3372A). He received his master's degree in agriculture from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 2004.