John Bornsworth, BCMA, RCA

Principal -Environmental Planner

John Bornsworth – Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist – is owner and principal with Peninsula Environmental with 20 years of experience in resource management. He leads a team of consultants and technicians working throughout Washington and nationwide and is the Vicechair of the Washington State’s Urban & Community Forestry Council, representing commercial arboriculture.

John provides tree related expert testimony throughout Washington state, in addition to managing his team on environmental compliance work and environmental contracting. John is trained on shoreline restoration and construction, USACOE 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, Western WA 2014 Wetland Rating System, WA Ecology’s coastal permitting, and other relevant topics. His planning and policy experience includes urban forest management and master plans, natural resource policy review and strategy, tree canopy assessments and other geospatial natural resource evaluations and policy, nearshore and wildlife impact mitigation, integrated pest management planning, and forest health action plans.

Started: 2014

Certifications and Licenses:

Presentations, classes, speaking events, talks:

  • Environmental Justice in Urban Forestry
  • Storm Recovery Preparedness: A Guide to Damage Prevention & Disaster Planning
  • Benefits of Urban Trees
  • Watershed Health in Arboriculture
  • Community Forests and Native Forests Tour
  • Engaging Private Residences in Invasive Plant Management
  • Using Science in our Daily Lives
  • Tree & Orchard Pruning
  • Lead trainer of 4-day Arboriculture & Tree Climbing Workshop for Washington Department of Ecology