Can an Arborist Expert Opine on Soil Compounds?

Defendants appealed the trial court’s decision for Plaintiffs awarding them damages after Defendant destroyed 31 trees on Plaintiff’s property.

Defendant argued that the maintenance of a lime pile uphill from Plaintiff’s property line and trees wasn’t the direct cause of the destruction of the trees and that the trial court abused its discretion by admitting expert testimony in the form of an opinion pursuant to Indiana Rule of Evidence 703.

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