Heather Shields

Heather Shields

City of Naples
City Arborist

Arborist, Project Manager

Heather serves as the City Arborist and Project Manager for the City of Naples for the past 16 years. She is responsible for all aspects of the Urban Forest as well as landscaping on City property. The review of demolition, building, and right-of-way permitting for compliance with the City’s Tree Protection ordinance as well as Planning and Design Review petition for new developments are reviewed by Heather to ensure no negative impacts on the Urban Forest or public landscaping. Community relations and developing related community education information relating to the urban forest and landscape management is part of her duties. Heather holds International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist & Municipal Specialist certifications and is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. She was recently invited to join the Urban Forestry Extension Council tasked with the development and distribution of a tree steward curriculum to be used by Extension Agents throughout Florida.

Millersville University – Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist

International Society of Arboriculture Municipal Specialist

International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

After Hurricane Ian: Native Plant Performance


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) Florida DBPR Board of Landscape Architecture 1 optional CE course # 0013825 ISA Certified Arborist FNGLA Certified Professional TOPICS COVERED Industry panel discussion of native plant performance after Hurricane Ian. The panel includes local experts who have had the opportunity to observe directly how native and other plants fared in landscaped […]

FNGLA certified professional ISA Cert Arborist LA CE credits Landscaping Plants