Ivan Katzer Consulting Arborist / Tree Expert

10708 Walrond Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64137
816.726.5127 Cell


Consulting arborist / tree expert, providing services for landscape architects, landscape contractors, developers, builders, municipalities, golf course managers, homes associations, homeowners, insurance companies, commercial property owners and managers, and attorneys, on topics of

  • Tree Maintenance Programs
  • Diagnosis of Tree and Landscape Problems
  • Insect and Disease Identification and Management
  • Tree Appraisal and Valuation of Landscape Plants
  • Loss To Eminent Domain Taking
  • Tree Inspections and Risk Assessment
  • Tree Accident Investigations
  • Line of Sight and other Safety Issues
  • Litigation Support — Expert Witness
  • Building With Trees: Tree Protection During Construction
  • Development of Contract Specifications — Needs Analysis
  • Tree and Landscape Inventories — Site Maps
  • Landscape Plan Review — Second Opinions
  • Arboricultural Training, Seminars


Owner/manager of Professional Tree Care, Inc., established 1948. 50 years experience as a working arborist, engaged in tree pruning and removal, tree preservation, and landscape management of commercial and residential properties.


Rockhurst College, 1964-1965

University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1965-1967


International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, 1993-present

Board Certified Master Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture, 2005-present

Kansas Arborists Association Certified Arborist, 1993–present


Board of Directors, Kansas Arborists Association, 1998-2004

Past President; 2002 Honorary Life Member, Kansas Arborists Association

Board of Directors, Midwestern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2000-2004

Financial Officer, Midwestern Chapter International Society of Arboriculture, 2004-2012

Member, American Society of Consulting Arborists, 2004-present


Ivan Katzer, Consulting Arborist, Tree Expert

Ivan Katzer
ASCA Member