Company:Urban Forest Diagnostics, LLC
SPEAKER_BIO:Christopher J. Luley, Ph.D. started Urban Forest Diagnostics LLC in 2017. Previously he was Vice President and Pathologist for Urban Forestry LLC. He also was State Forest Pathologist for Missouri and managed the Plant Diagnostic Clinic for Iowa State University. His graduate degrees are in forest pathology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse and Iowa State University. He specializes in urban forest and pest management, and diagnosis of wood decay in urban trees.
Dr. Luley has over 50 technical publications on urban tree topics and three books in publication. He received the R. W. Harris Author’s Award from the International Society of Arboriculture in 2015, and recently started treerot.com to aid in the identification of wood decay fungi.