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Busara (Bo) Firestone
Milpitas, CA
(408) 497-7158
busara@bofirestone.com
 
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Over a decade of experience in urban forestry in the South Bay.  Extensive experience in community tree planting, tree care, tree inventory, and education programs.  Currently independent, providing arborist reports and consultation for residents, non-profits, private companies, and public agencies.  Also provides garden design service to residents, specializing in water-wise landscaping.

Work​
experience​

Consulting Arborist, Landscape Designer

Bo Firestone Consulting & Design LLC, Milpitas, CA

2016 - present

 

Tree expertise and reports.  Design of beautiful and functional water-wise gardens.  

 

Associate (Independent)

Ian Geddes Associates, Saratoga, CA

2018 - present

Arboricultural consulting and tree reports 

Arborist (Independent)

Our City Forest, San Jose, CA

2016 - 2018

 

Arborist technical support, program support, staff training, planting consultations with residents and public partners.

Urban Forestry Director, Arborist, RME 

Our City Forest, San Jose, CA

2010 - 2016

Development and implementation of community tree planting, tree care, tree inventory, and education programs. 

Landscape designer for Lawnbusters pilot program in partnership with Santa Clara Valley Water District rebate program.  

Managed teams of Americorps service members, employees, contractors, and volunteers.

Collaboration with public agencies and community partners

Grant reporting to state agencies, such as CalFIRE

Grant writing and administration

Program Manager, Arborist

Our City Forest, San Jose, CA

2007 - 2010

Development and implementation of community tree planting, tree care, tree inventory and education programs.  Supervised teams of Americorps service members and volunteers.

 

Urban Forestry Worker

Forestry and Parks Department, Stevens Point, WI

Summer 2007

 

Maintained trees, shrubs, landscaped areas, and flower beds.  Storm cleanup and brush removal.

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Certifications

ISA – Certified Arborist since 2008

 

Certified Tree Risk Assessor – ISA (TRACE )  since 2012

 

ASCA Consulting Academy Graduate 2017

 

Memberships

ASCA (American Society of Consulting Arborists)

 

Western Chapter ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)

CNPS (California Native Plant Society)

Education
B.S. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Graduated January 2007

Major: Urban Forestry

Magna Cum Laude, Chancellor’s Leadership Award

 

 

Shorewood High School, Shorewood, WI

​Graduated 2001

Recipient of Shaw Scholarship

 

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