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The Expert Staff of Northwest Tree Specialists

NW Tree Specialists is a Nationally Accredited tree service company through TCIA and our staff is trained and certified through The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Our full staff consists of seven highly trained and skilled tree crews, six tree care consultants, a plant health care specialist, three stump grinding/wood hauling crews, an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and an energized support staff. We are committed to our clients and dedicated to our industry. We're proud to have earned the following staff certifications:

11-ISA Certified Arborists

9-ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessors

1-ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

4-ISA Certified Tree Climber Specialists

2-TCIA Tree Care Safety Professionals


Rick McKinney, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Rick direct: 503-713-3407

Email Rick: [email protected]

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 consultant. Rick works with many of our residential clients, as well as large scale commercial projects.  In his spare time, Rick loves to snowmobile nearby mountains and float area rivers in Oregon & Washington. PN#7583-A


Eric Turner

Eric Turner, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Eric direct: 503-530-9242

Email Eric: [email protected]

Eric Turner has been in the horticulture / arboriculture industry for over 20 years and has a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture.  Eric also spent 12 years working as a Cardiac Sonographer in clinics and hospitals in this area.  Eric's love of trees was a strong draw and ultimately he returned to Arboriculture.  Eric has two children, a 28 year old son and a 21 year old daughter.  Eric spends his free time in his vegetable garden, mountain biking and hiking.


Scott Failla, Commercial Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Scott direct: 503-545-0991

Email Scott: [email protected]

Scott is a Portland native with 20+ years of experience in the tree care industry. Scott began his career as a tree climber and plant health care technician and over the years, worked his way into management and consulting. Scott specializes in commercial tree care management and works with a number of commercial and multi-family properties throughout our service area. In his spare time, Scott loves spending time with his two boys. PN-7243A.


Adam Haas, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Adam direct: 503-523-9409

Email Adam: [email protected]

Adam is a mid-west native with 20+ 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 and works with many of our Commercial & Municipal clients.  In his spare time, Adam likes to spend time with his family hiking and hunting for mushrooms.  WI-0943A


Chris Whitman, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Chris direct: 503-858-5075

Email Chris: [email protected]

Chris joined Northwest Tree Specialists in 2017 with a decade of experience in arboriculture and horticulture. Chris is passionate about sustainable practices and developing long term plans to manage our urban forests. Along with Chris' ISA certifications, he is also licensed as a pesticide applicator and is an advocate for responsible use. Chris loves to share his knowledge of insects and plant diseases. In his spare time you can find him in the kitchen or at the grill, spending time with family and traveling. WE10291A


Mike Fontenot, Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Mike direct: 503-820-1237

Email Mike: [email protected]

Mike’s background is in municipal tree care.  Mike joined our team in Spring 2019 after retiring from his former position managing local developed and undeveloped Parks in our area.  Mike loves trees and wanted to play a part-time role in the continued care and preservation of area trees.  Mike performs Arborist Reports, Tree Inventories and Tree Inspections while trees are being protected during development.  Now that he has spare time, Mike is enjoying traveling the US and abroad.


Lauren Alexander, Sales Assistant

Call Lauren direct: 503-645-2242

Email Lauren: [email protected]

Lauren backs up our sales staff providing administrative support for things like helping get quotes out the door, answering calls and questions, and performing follow up to ensure the highest level of service. Lauren joined our team in 2017 after graduating and working in a small family business. She now works in her family's business.


Plant Health Care Division

Howard Donnelly, Plant Health Care Manager, Licensed Applicator. ISA Certified Arborist & ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Call Howard direct: 503-686-5307

Email Howard: [email protected]

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 18-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. PN #7900A



Trevor March, Company Founder. ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, Certified Treecare Safety Professional

Trevor has 27-years of experience in Arboriculture. Trevor handles special projects and works closely with the municipalities we serve.  As a Board Certified Master Arborist, Trevor's skills are utilized often on consulting projects including construction development projects where trees will be impacted.  He is also in charge of the company's Plant Health Care Division, working to bring the most effective yet environmentally conscience treatments to trees and shrubs that may be in decline due to insect or pest issues.   In his spare time, Trevor enjoys the outdoors including rafting, fishing and snowmobiling. PN5740-BM, CTSP #1930

Jeanine March, President, ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor & Certified Treecare Safety Professional

Jeanine joined the Northwest Tree Specialists team in 2010 heading up marketing and helping expand the company's Commercial Tree Division.  As the company grew, she transitioned into management including sales and administration.  Today, with over 20-years of experience in sales, banking & finance, Jeanine runs the company's day-to-day business operations. In her spare time, Jeanine loves gardening, wine tasting and family time. PN7865A, CTSP #1929

Tom Morton

Tom Morton, Training & Safety Officer, ISA Certified Arborist

Tom is our most experienced, veteran team-member with over 30-years of Arboriculture experience.  When there is a complex tree removal that needs special skills, Tom is usually called in to consult or to perform.  Tom joined NWTS over 18-years ago bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and skill.  Tom now heads up training and safety for the company and can routinely be found splitting his time between the office and saddled in a tree.  In his spare time, Tom loves to perform woodworking.