About Us


The ISA certified and ASCA registered consulting arborists at Community Forestry Consultants Inc. (CFC) bring over three decades of experience in a wide range of arboriculture and urban forestry disciplines. We bring a unique combination of field experience, research, and science-based methods to a variety of consulting services, from tree assessments and maintenance, to arboriculture reporting for development and construction projects, to high-level strategic management planning.

CFC provides:

  • TreeWorks™ tree management software
  • inventories and appraisals
  • management plans
  • risk assessment and risk management plans
  • tree preservation plans
  • diagnosis
  • expert witness
  • forensic investigations
  • urban forestry program reviews
  • training workshops
  • arboriculture, urban forestry, and horticulture consulting services to individuals, corporations, cemetery associations, universities, municipalities, county and state agencies, and golf courses in the United States and Canada.

Go to our services page for complete descriptions.

Clients utilizing CFC’s arboriculture and urban forestry consulting services enjoy the diversity of benefits provided by a well-managed, healthy tree canopy, whether that is provided by one tree or thousands. At the leading edge of our practice, CFC’s consulting arborists have been published in industry journals, are regular speakers at industry conferences and seminars, and are internationally recognized as leaders in arboriculture.


Jim Flott is the owner of Community Forestry Consultants, Inc. (CFC). He received his B.S. degree in horticulture from Iowa State University and his M.S. degree in forest pathology from the University of Arizona and has over 30 years work experience in the horticulture, urban forestry and arboriculture industries.

He is a board member of the Pacific Northwest International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) and the Washington Community Forestry Council; an ISA certified arborist and certified municipal specialist; American Society of Consulting Arborists registered consulting arborist; and a PNW-ISA certified tree risk assessor.

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