Jim Jenkins is a senior urban forester and field service coordinator who conducts and oversees computerized tree inventory projects for municipalities, parks, and future building sites. He has experience with GPS and GIS systems, handheld and pen-based data collection units, several different inventory data collection software programs, and the i-Tree suite of software. Mr. Jenkins has experience in urban tree risk assessment, landscape tree appraisals, and tree preservation. Recently, Mr. Jenkins performed tree preservation work for a national construction and engineering firm on U.S. Naval Air Stations in Pensacola, Milton, and Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Jenkins has coordinated the i-Tree Streets data collection for reference cities in strategic geographic regions throughout the United States. Specifically, Mr. Jenkins led data collection teams in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Charlotte, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; Honolulu, Hawaii; New York, New York; and Indianapolis, Indiana. i-Tree Streets, developed by the U.S. Forest Service, is a model used for analyzing benefits of urban street trees as well as the costs of managing them. Since 2006, Mr. Jenkins has worked on the Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program in New York City. There he has served as the field project manager, responsible for production, quality control, data management, and communication with the USDA. His professional certifications include recognition as an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist (OH-1425AM). Prior to joining Davey Resource Group, Mr. Jenkins served as a lawn care technician for Davey Tree’s East Cleveland, Ohio residential tree care office. Mr. Jenkins is a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator in the states of New York (License No. C0840461) and Ohio (License No. 10549). He is a graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, a four-week comprehensive training program developed by founder John Davey, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in conservation from Kent State University.
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