Biographical Sketch for Galen Wright

Galen Wright, with over 42 years of experience, is the President of Washington Forestry Consultants, Inc. (WFCI) in Olympia, WA.  WFCI is a firm that has provided forestry and vegetation management consulting services to utility, urban and traditional forestry clients across the U.S. since 1991. 


Mr. Wright has a B.S. in Forest Management and an MSF in Silviculture and Forest Soils from the University of Missouri-Columbia.   He has authored over 28 publications and recently made more than 87 presentations on the subjects of utility vegetation management, forestry and urban forestry. 


He is a Certified Forester, a Board Certified Master Arborist – Utility Specialist, is ISA Tree Risk Assessor Qualified and ASCA Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualified, and holds a pesticide consultants license. 


Over the years, he has provided expert testimony over 100 times in depositions, trials, and arbitration involving wildfires, trees, appraisals, forest practices, and electrical contacts.

Key Areas

• Powerline Caused Fire Investigations

  • • Landscape, Tree and Timber Appraisals
  • • Hazard Tree Diagnostics and Analysis
  • • Utility Vegetation Management Practices
  • • Forestry Industry and Logging Practices
  • • Rights-of-Way Vegetation Mgt. Practices
  • • Slope and Tree Management for Views