Our Story

In 2005, after having spent the last 12-years as a Tree Climber and Crew Forman, Trevor March set out on his own to build a better tree service. With care and integrity being the driving force behind his efforts, Trevor started Northwest Tree Specialists, a Portland Oregon based tree care company that focused on serving the needs of customers while providing a supportive work environment for employees.

As most entrepreneurs would attest, starting a new business is a huge undertaking, requiring an enormous amount of time, energy and resources. Handling the sales, performing the tree work and also the company books, Trevor realized he needed help and hired his first few employees.

Over the years that followed, Northwest Tree Specialists grew and by 2008, the company had 15-employees consisting of 3-tree crews. While 2008 was a difficult year for many businesses due to the economic recession, Trevor and his team were too busy to notice. Stump grinding and plant health care services were added to be “full service” and Jon Poteet joined the team, growing the company’s commercial customer base.

By 2010, the company’s commercial client base increased and the company grew to 5-tree crews. Realizing that the needs of commercial clients (property management companies, real estate investors, multi-family dwellings/apartments) were often different than those of residential customers, the Commercial Division was created. Jeremy Weed, previously working as a residential consultant for the company, began working with Jon to support commercial clients. Jeanine March (Trevor’s wife and a 25-year veteran of the banking/mortgage industry) joined the commercial team to provide customer and sales support.

With a passion for excellence and ethics in business, the company sought and achieved national accreditation in 2011 through TCIA, a world-wide organization that honors tree care companies that operate with ethics, quality and confidence. Northwest Tree Specialists is one of only a few tree companies in Oregon that is TCIA accredited which is an accomplishment to be proud of.

By 2012, Northwest Tree Specialists had a staff of 25-employees with 6-tree crews and a client base of over 10,000 residential and commercial customers. Trevor headed up the residential team while Jeanine managed the commercial team. Seeking continuous opportunities to expand his knowledge of tree care, Trevor March studied and received his Municipal Arborist Certification which focuses on the unique needs of trees in public spaces.

The company continued to grow and by 2013, had established a strong presence in the local market. Jeanine stepped into the Sales Manager role and Brian Fairbanks joined the company as the Production Manager, overseeing the daily operations of the tree crews. With a goal to build the best tree care company in the local market, Trevor & Jeanine made arrangements to meet regularly with successful tree companies from across the U.S. and used what they learned to make continuous improvements within their organization.

Striving to have the most qualified staff of consultants and tree workers in the area, the company made a strong push for industry training and education. Trevor and Jeanine lead their team by both becoming Certified Treecare Safety Professionals through TCIA, a program that focuses on safety within the workplace. Jeanine became an ISA Certified Arborist and several staff followed suit. By the end of 2014, Northwest Tree Specialists had 14-ISA Certified Arborists including every consultant and several crew foreman, and by 2015, 11-ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessors and 3-TCIA Certified Safety Professionals.

In August of 2015, Northwest Tree Specialists moved into their new facility in Hillsboro Oregon. In the years that have followed, their team and customer base have grown and their commitment to the tree care industry is as strong as ever. Today, the company is the largest local, independently owned and operated tree service in Oregon with a staff of 48 including 8-tree crews, 3 stump/wood crews and a plant health care division. While this family business has grown from a start-up in 2005 to the viable operation it is today, the company continues to operate with care and integrity, providing a supportive work environment, while serving the needs of its clients and community and “Helping the Northwest One Tree at a Time”.

OUR SERVICES

Tree Pruning
Keep your trees looking great and help them live long health lives with routine maintenance tree pruning.
Tree Removal
When the time comes, we can help remove and replace the trees on your property.

Tree Health Care
Keep your trees  healthy and protect them from disease and pests.

Tree Inventories
Tree Inventory Software to help cities, communities, and businesses manage large numbers of trees in their jurisdiction.

Tree Consulting
Our consultants help you get the job done.

Emergency/Storm Damage
24/7. We are here to assist with emergency tree work and post storm damage.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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OUR WORK

We are a full service, locally owned and operated, Nationally Accredited tree care company. We serve the greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem areas. We provide quality, professional tree care services including tree & shrub trimming, pruning and removals. We offer stump grinding services, as well as tree and shrub insect and disease treatments. Our GOAL is to set the bar in the professional tree care industry by focusing on quality of work, safety in a high-risk industry and to provide the highest level of service possible. We are committed to the tree care industry and Helping the Northwest One Tree at a Time.

OUR TEAM

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TREVOR MARCH / FOUNDER

Trevor has 24 years of experience in Arboriculture. Trevor handles special projects and works closely with the municipalities we serve. Trevor also spends much of his time helping grow the company’s plant health care division including diagnosing sick trees. In his spare time, Trevor enjoys the outdoor including rafting and snowmobiling

ADAM HASS / CONSULTANT

Adam is a mid-west native with 16-years of experience in the tree and plant health care industry. Adam’s vast career includes plant health care for trees and shrubs, lawn care, as well as tree climbing. Adam joined the team in early 2016 to assist with the needs of commercial and residential clients. In his spare time, Adam enjoys restoring vintage bicycles.

RICK MCKINNEY / RESIDENTIAL CONSULTANT

Rick has an extensive background in Arboriculture including formerly owning his own tree service, leading a tree crew at Northwest Tree Specialists and then moving into his current role as a residential consultant. Rick has lead the sales team in highest annual sales company-wide for the past 3-years. In his spare time, Rick loves to snowmobile nearby mountains and float area rivers in Oregon & Washington.

HOWARD DONNELLY / PLANT HEALTHCARE MANAGER

Howard joined our company in January 2014 with many years of experience in the landscape maintenance industry including insect and herbicide control. Howard has been a licensed applicator for 15-years. When your landscape trees need special care to help fight off insects and diseases, Howard will be on the job. When not on the job, Howard loves spending time on the golf course or driving his classic car.

OUR CLIENTS

We love our clients and pride ourselves in who we work with. Here are just a few of our recognized commercial clientele.

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