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Meet Allan Fenner


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Consulting Arborist at SavATree

Allan Fenner has a wide range of arboricultural and urban forestry experience that includes the preparation of tree preservation plans, construction specifications, urban tree inventories and municipal tree preservation standards for road and side walk construction. He has managed multiple university campus inventory and construction projects as well as contributes to design and implementation. Allan integrated the use of ground penetrating radar for qualitative tree root assessment below ground in urban settings for the development of construction specifications in Connecticut. He has managed several large projects that included the implementation of tree preservation specifications and the installation of detailed infrastructure. He is an accomplished speaker and educator and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Tree Protective Association. He is a qualified tree risk assessor and experienced in landscape planning, appraisal, forensics, damage assessments and expert witness testimony.

Education

M.S., Administration & Leadership, 1992, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

B.S., Resource Development & Forest Science, 1982, University of Rhode Island, Kingston

Certifications/Special Training

• American Society of Consulting Arborist Academy; 2016
• Licensed Connecticut Arborist (S-4894)
• Certified Arborist (NE-6503-A), International Society of Arboriculture
• Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, International Society of Arboriculture; 2014 – 2023
• Instructor: Arboriculture , Integrated Pest Management (Connecticut Tree Protective Association)
• i-Tree Training Seminar, U.S. Forest Service/Davey, King of Prussia, PA; 2013
• Up By Roots Workshop, Presented by Jim Urban; 2009
• Emerald Ash Borer Bio-Surveillance Investigator, Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT.
• Wind Load Assessment for Ornamental Trees; 2010
• Conservation Arboriculture & Advanced Risk Assessment; ISA; 2010
• Electrical Hazard Awareness Program

Professional Affiliations
• International Society of Arboriculture, New England Chapter
• American Society of Consulting Arborists
• Connecticut Tree Protective Association, Board of Directors 2007 – Present
• Connecticut Association of Landscape Architects (CTASLA)
• Society of College and University Planners (SCUP)
• Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers
• Massachusetts Tree Wardens & Foresters’ Association
• Connecticut Urban Forest Council
• US & Connecticut Green Build Council (USGBC)

Awards
Water Resources/Environmental ACE Award ~ Yale Campus/Trumbull Street Area Sewer Separation Phase 1A, New Haven 2013

Construction ACE Award of Merit, Yale Campus/Trumbull Street Area Sewer Separation Phase 1A, New Haven 2013

Presentations

Connecticut Tree Protective Association; Arboriculture Course: “Integrated Pest Management”, 2010 to present.

Fall River, Massachusetts, “Urban Trees: Preserving the Growing Investment in Fall River and Beyond”, 2014

Connecticut Urban Forest Council: “New Technologies in Urban Forestry, The use of Ground Penetrating Radar in the Urban Forest”, October, 2014

E. O. Smith High School, “Transplanting Large Caliper Trees Successfully”, Field Demonstration, University of Connecticut, 2013

Town of Greenburg New York, Environmental Planning Board; “Successful Elements of Planning for the Urban Forest”, 2012

Northwestern Regional High School, “Careers in Urban Forestry & Arboriculture”, 2012

Connecticut Urban Forest Council: “Preserving the Mature Urban Forest, a Connecticut Case Study”, October 2011

Long Island Arborist Association; “Elements of a Successful Tree Preservation Plan”, Hicksville, New York, 2011

Connecticut Tree Protective Association; “Tree Preservation Planning for Construction, Making Trees Part of the Plan”, 2010, University of Hartford

Social Network

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What are Allan’s Clients Saying?

“Allan and crew did a tremendous job at our house. With great skill, they removed two large trees, trimmed another tree plus three other smaller projects. Allan engineered the project with with careful attention to safety. I appreciated his friendly helpful manner throughout the day and his willingness to accommodate us. Our thanks to them for a job well done.”

Julie F., Windsor, CT

“Allan Fenner gave me a mental vision of what the finished product would look like. During the day of the pruning, he came to the site a couple of times to offer further explanation of what the tree climbers were doing at the time and what was to follow. They were all very polite, competent in what they do and truly enjoy their work; the clean-up in front and back was meticulous.”

Judy B., West Hartford, CT

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