Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content


Forestry and Natural Resources > profile
Profile Image

Lindsey A Purcell

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Urban Forestry Specialist
Forestry Room 110
195 Marstellar Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Lindsey came to FNR in August of 2009 and brings a wealth of experience, including eight years with the city of Indianapolis as forestry supervisor and city forester, director of operations for The Nature Conservancy of Indiana, working several years for a landscape contracting firm, and adjunct instructor of horticulture technology at Vincennes University. Lindsey is a certified arborist with a B.S. from Purdue and M.Ed. from Indiana State. He will work in close cooperation with the Indiana Arborists Association in developing a vibrant extension program that anticipates the needs of the urban forestry community.  Lindsey also will work closely with students at Purdue, including instruction in Arboriculture Practices.

Research and minor degree for FNR: Urban Forestry

Awards & Honors

(2013) Certified Arborist. International Society of Arboriculture.

(2013) Certified Instructor/ Tree Risk Assessment. International Society of Arboriculture.

Selected Publications

Purcell, L. A. (2013). Drought? Don't Forget the Trees, 5. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2013). Trees and Storms, 6. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2013). Winterize Your Trees, 3. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2012). Graffiti Removal from Trees, 2. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2012). Tree Appraisal, 8. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2012). Tree Risk Management, 3. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2012). Why is My Tree Dying, 4. Retrieved from

Sadof, C. S., Purcell, L. A., Quesada, C., Bishop, F. J., & Zhang, Z. W. (2011). Evaluating Restoration Capacity and Costs of Managing the Emerald Ash Borer with a Web-based Cost Calculator in Urban Forests. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 37(2), 74-83.

Purcell, L. A. (2011). Construction and Trees: Guidelines for Protection, 4. Retrieved from

Purcell, L. A. (2011). Tree Installation: Process and Practices, 8. Retrieved from