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Professionals Directory

Are you considering hiring an arborist or landscape professional to design, install and/or maintain your backyard habitat? Use our Arborist and Landscape Professionals Directory! Each of these listed professionals understands our certification criteria, specializes in native landscaping, and will be an excellent resource for your project. As with hiring any professional, we recommend you research the individual’s focus areas and qualifications to find the best fit for your project.

 

Arborists and landscape professionals, would you like to be added to our Directory? If so, please contact us. We’ll send you information about when we’ll be hosting our next training, which take place each December.

Arborists

Arborists are certified professionals trained in tree care, including planting, pruning, and removal. Some arborists have specialized training in creating wildlife habitat with trees.

Arboriculture International, LLC: Brian French

(503) 709-0439
ai.brianfrench@gmail.com
www.arboriculture.international
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Certified Arborist, Brian French matches his skilled practice in urban tree preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitat. Successful retention and specialized creation habitat snags for cavity dwelling species like chickadee, nuthatch, owls, northern flicker and woodpeckers are some of such services provided. You may find more information about these services and this cavity dwelling initiative at: http://www.arboriculture.international/environmental-1#environmental

NW Tree Specialists: Eric Turner

(503) 530-9242
eric.turner@nwtreespecialists.com
www.NWTreeSpecialists.com
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

We at Northwest Tree Specialists are passionate about trees and we take pride in being the best at what we do. With teamwork, collaboration, ethics, and care, we are working to redefine our industry while caring for the beloved trees of our landscapes, neighborhoods, and communities. Eric Turner is one of our residential consultants and an enthusiastic supporter of the Backyard Habitat program. Eric is excited to meet and work with others that are equally enthusiastic about creating and maintaining an ecologically healthy environment around their home.

Oregon Tree Care: Damien Carré

(503) 929-9437
admin@oregontreecare.com
www.oregontreecare.com
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Oregon Tree Care represents the pinnacle in professional tree care. Our ISA Certified Arborists and consulting arborist team actively participates with industry organizations, staying abreast of the most current techniques and information. Oregon Tree Care was founded on the principle of preserving our natural environment through proper care and technique. We are devoted to the ecological impact and the aesthetic appeal that lush, healthy foliage brings to our everyday surroundings. We look forward to partnering with you on your Backyard Habitat Certification journey!

Sweaty Betty Tree Care, LLC: Elena Lauterbach

(503) 998-3145
sweatybettytreecare@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/sweatybettytreecare
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah and Clackamas Counties

ISA Certified Arborist and professional Tree Climber, Elena Lauterbach (aka Sweaty Betty) is pushing the new frontier of arboriculture arts and science by encouraging clients to allow her to prune their trees in a manner that mimics wild nature, not sterilizes it. Of course, she is also an expert at ornamental pruning, orchard pruning and training young trees through structure pruning; but what Elena truly loves about trees is their unrelenting will to live after injury, and even in death, their ability to provide a home for countless other species. Unless there is a hazardous risk of failure, this arborist’s philosophy is to allow mature trees to grow in our urban forest for as long as possible, through a regular low maintenance pruning schedule, including retrenchment pruning, creating false cavities, and as a last resort, leaving standing spars for a truly exceptional wildlife backyard habitat feature. This is a smart alternative to the costly, destructive, and often unnecessary practice of total tree removal. Call Sweaty Betty Tree Care today for an ecological approach to your tree care needs!

Treecology Inc: Damon Schrosk

(503) 804-7868
info@treecology.com
www.treecology.com
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Treecology strives to create a world where trees, wildlife, and humans live in harmony through the practice of arboriculture. Our team includes a ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Landscape Professional, and crews of Certified Arborists. We are dedicated to the science and art of preserving trees and planting new ones to enhance beautiful and sustainable landscapes. We work in urban back yards and natural areas to help create the habitat you want, and the habitat wildlife uses. Treecology is fully licensed and insured.

Wind Thin Tree Service: Curtis Falbo

(503) 287-0658
windthin@comcast.net
windthininc.com
Category(s): Arborist
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

ISA certified arborist and tree risk assessor, Curtis Falbo has owned and operated Wind Thin Tree Service for nearly 20 years. Curtis has a love for trees and is known for providing his expertise and is experienced in the urban as well as the rural environment. Wind Thin is a full tree care service company providing consultation, risk assessment, thinning, pruning and removals. When requested, logs can be left on site. Wind Thin has recently partnered with a “budding” company, Tree to Table, with the primary purpose of tree-cycling our urban trees that require thinning and removal. Contact Wind Thin for nurse logs, wood chips, milling, live edge slabs, and rounds. Let us know if we can assist in your backyard habitat certification journey!

Contractors

Landscape contractors provide bidding and construction services. Some contractors provide both design and construction. Contractors have varying types and degrees of technical knowledge. Some contractors provide a wide range of construction services, while some specialize in irrigation, earthwork, hardscape, or landscaping.

Amaranth Organic Gardening: Marc Willwerth

(503) 327-4871
Amaranthgardening@gmail.com
www.amaranthgardening.com
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah County

Every garden is an opportunity to reconnect with nature.

Amaranth Organic Gardening approaches garden creation differently than other landscapers and garden designers. We utilize the concepts of Matrix Planting and Slow Design. Our extensive background in garden maintenance has led us to design gardens where the plants lead the way. By following nature’s intelligence we create harmonious plant communities using predominantly herbaceous layered plantings. This has allowed the gardens we create to get out of the endless loop of repetitive maintenance and resource intensive inputs.

Specializing in planting design and garden creation/rejuvenation, we are an all organic company using no pesticides/herbicides or fungicides of any kind (except Sluggo, because no one wants slugs on their lettuce). Amaranth Organic Gardening is a certified Ecobiz and Oregon Tilth Accredited Organic Land Care Practitioners.

Blessing Landscapes: Jesse Brough

(503) 284-3557
admin@blessingland.com
https://blessingland.com
Category(s): Design, Maintenance, and Install
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Blessing Landscapes offers residential and commercial landscape design services, custom installations, outdoor lighting, irrigation and maintenance services in the greater Portland Area. Our team specializes in creating beautiful, sustainable, water-wise and low-maintenance landscape solutions that fit your lifestyle and budget. Our emphasis on customer service ensures that your project goes smoothly from initial consultation to completion. Our goal is to improve the quality of you life and make a positive environmental impact through your yard. Let us help you create a beautiful garden that is environmentally responsible and supports our urban wildlife.

Blossom: Todd Blossom

(503) 837-3557
info@blossompdx.com
www.blossompdx.com
Category(s): Design, Maintenance, and Install
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington counties

Blossom has been designing and creating landscapes in Portland for almost 20 years. We specialize in ecological design, edible landscaping, permaculture design, and sustainable stormwater management. By working largely with native plants and plant communities, we create landscapes well adapted to your home here in the Willamette Valley bioregion. This means our landscapes are not only beautiful but thrive in Portland’s climate, support local wildlife populations, and require less care. After we bring your vision to life, our maintenance team can continue caring for your landscape. We offer design, installation and maintenance services for your landscape, as well as your home. Visit our website or get in touch today to schedule a free consultation!

Common Sense Gardens: Denissia Withers

(501) 501-6698
denissiae@gmail.com
commonsensegardens.com
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties

Common Sense Garden designs are inspired by permaculture design principles that focus on the relationship between people, places, and plants. We use permaculture assessments and client feedback to help you create garden spaces that make sense for your lifestyle at your home or workspace. The design process includes client education, place-based design (using native, ornamental and mixed plant guilds) and site-specific remedies that result in a unique landscaping experience. See the portfolio of projects on our website to learn more about specific projects completed over the past few years www.commonsensegardens.com

Earth Ecology: Nick Lake

(858) 774-7900
nicklake@earthecology.org
www.earthecology.org
Category(s): Design, Maintenance, and Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

Earth Ecology, LLC supports inspired landowners to design and craft holistic and resilient native and edible landscapes and large scale sacred land sculptures through personal earth stewardship coaching, holistic design, and artful installation. From broad acre regenerative agriculture to backyard habitat gardens, Earth Ecology strives to support the ripples of growth of healthy lands and healthy communities. WA # Earthel843j2, OR LCB #9872.

Garden Stories: James Wilson

(503) 334-3536
james@gardenstories.com
www.gardenstories.com
Category(s): Design/Build Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

Garden Stories is a Portland-area landscape design/build company creating gardens and outdoor spaces within the context of client, region, neighborhood, and budget. We create designs that are unique to your site, and unique to the industry at large. We have a strong background in ecological systems and we aim to create a new standard in aesthetic and sustainable landscape design. We also just really love plants, and plant communities, and are passionate about making them the primary role in the landscape. If you are interested in creating a more ecologically beneficial landscape that is well-planned and beautiful throughout the seasons, please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss your ideas. We design install rain gardens, edible gardens, native gardens, dry gardens, echo-lawns, natural meadows and more. We provide fine gardening and care services, including ornamental and fruit tree pruning, IPM and organic pest control, general plant care and garden evaluations. LCB # (9161)

Ground Up Services: Craig De La Fe

(503) 774-8075
craig@groundupservices.net
www.groundupservices.net
Category(s): Maintenance, Install, and Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah and Clackamas Counties

Operating from Milwaukie since 1997, we’ve strived for excellence in both Scheduled Maintenance and Landscape Installations. Whether you’re installing a few plants or revamping a whole property, we’d love to help turn your vision or design into reality. Licensed in all phases of Landscaping including irrigation: LCB # 9422

J. Walter Landscape and Irrigation: Jaylene J. Walter

(503) 283-2154
jaylene@jwlic.com
www.jwlic.com
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

We are a woman-owned landscape and irrigation company in business since 1993 specializing in soil preparation and drainage issues. We are dedicated to nature’s beauty with sustainability in mind and in practice. Lic#8456

Root Connection: Jon Dempster

(541) 908-6734
jon@rootconnection.org
www.rootconnection.design
Category(s): Contractor and Design
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

Root Connection is a landscape design and construction company focused on creating balanced spaces where people and their communities (plants, birds, insects, mammals, water, and soil) interact in healing ways. Our systems thrive and generate abundance for the community using native, naturalized, and edible plants without the addition of synthetic chemicals. In fostering these diverse communities, more diversity is attracted in the soil and above the ground, creating systems that are resilient to change. Let’s start co-creating your healing space today.

Sense of Place Permaculture, LLC: Nick Bezzerides

(971) 344-0810
nbezz@hotmail.com
www.sop-permaculture.com
Category(s): Contractor, Arborist, and Designer.
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Offering innovative and integrated solutions for natural resource conservation, wildlife habitat, tree care, subsistence and market food production, and household sustainability. Design, build and maintain. New for 2020—Steam weeding service–kill weeds with steam instead of backbreaking labor or toxic chemicals—call for an estimate. Now offsetting a portion of business CO2 emissions with biochar. Ask us how this product can improve your soil and sequester carbon. EcoBiz certified business, ISA Certified Arborist (#MW4383A) and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, and fully licensed and insured (ORLCB#8795).

Terraccord Landscapes: John Movius

(503) 877-3412
office@terraccord.com
www.terraccord.com
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Terraccord specializes in water-wise lawn alternatives that are anchored in NW native plants: providing year-round color, as well as sustenance for local pollinators and wildlife. We pride ourselves on the creative use of recycled materials and vibrant, multi-layered planting designs that incorporate at-risk and endangered plants. Project management, design/build, contracting, and maintenance services offered. Lic# 9089.

The Green Seed: Emily L Booth

(503) 490-6340
hello@tgsdesignandnursery.com
www.thegreenseedpdx.com
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah and Clackamas Counties

The Green Seed is a small family-owned sustainable landscape design+build company. We design and install with sustainability as one of our core values. We are big advocates of using native plants which are incorporated into every design. Many of these plants are grown in our own nursery which is Certified Naturally Grown which means no synthetic chemicals or fertilizers are used in the production of our plants. In addition to native plants, we grow a wide variety of other non-invasive, drought-tolerant plants to create many beautiful colors, forms, and textures in your landscape. While plants are our passion we can also design other elements of your landscape such as patios, paths, garden boxes, trellises, etc. Emily has a background in art and multimedia design, so your plans will be unique with many hand-drawn elements. Austin has a degree in natural resources from OSU and has worked a variety of jobs related to habitat restoration and native plant care. He has been a birder for nearly 20 years and is passionate about the conservation of our native wildlife species. Together Emily and Austin’s training and experience make The Green Seed uniquely qualified to create your backyard habitats.

Urban Ecosystems LLC: Jason Raschke

(503) 481-6864
Jason@UrbanEcosystems.net
urbanecosystems.net
Category(s): Contractor
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

Urban Ecosystems LLC is a professional landscape design, installation, maintenance, and restoration firm. We have been providing sustainable Landscaping Solutions in Portland since 1994, and offer an array of services ranging from Invasive Weed Removal & Plantings to landscape construction. We specialize in Naturescapes, Natives, Edible Landscapes, and Permaculture Design. We strive to create beautiful, usable, and functional landscapes that provide our clients with an abundance of food & herbs while restoring habitat and ecosystem services to the urban environment. We create magical spaces and garden structures, including treehouses; cobble mosaic, flagstone, and paver patios & walkways; rock walls; custom Cedar decks, raised veggie beds, & fencing; raingardens & Ecoroofs; and outdoor rooms. Our goal is to connect our clients with the world and their landscape while providing a place of Solace, entertainment, and relaxation. Please give us a call today to transform your landscape! LCB # 7792

 

Design + Maintenance

Landscape maintenance contractors may specialize in maintenance or may also provide construction or design services. Maintenance services normally provide mowing, weeding, pruning, weed control using varying methods, mulching, and irrigation adjustment and winterization.

Every Thing Gardens: Susan Johnson

(503) 329-7728
sellhildreth@gmail.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Every Thing Gardens, owned by Susan Johnson, is a landscape design and maintenance company. As a gardener, I understand the significance of creating natural, urban environments for birds, animals, and insects utilizing native plants. As a designer, I offer consultation and design implementation based on your native plant palette, homeowner requirements, and Backyard Habitat program guidelines. I provide garden maintenance, once your garden is installed, to ensure an ongoing, thriving environment for birds, animals, and insects. I am an active OSU Master Gardener and certified permaculturist from Cascadia Permaculture Institute. My current fields of expertise include plant ID, soils, sustainable technology, and both hand-rendered and computer landscape design at PCC Rock Creek in the Landscape Design and Technology programs.

Gaian Gardens: Raevyn Carney

(503) 347-4717
gaiagardens13@gmail.com
www.gaiangardens.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah and Washington Counties

Gaia Gardens’ mission is to help people connect with nature by creating gardens that are beautiful, functional, and ecologically sound, focusing on edible landscapes and native habitats. We offer design, consultation, pruning, refurbishment, and maintenance. With a background in art, organic farming, landscaping, Permaculture, and biodynamics we bring it all together to help your garden to be amazing. Women-owned, located on the west side but willing to travel.

Garden Keeper, LLC: Junel Unrein

(503) 567-8305
info@mygardenkeeper.com
www.mygardenkeeper.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

You have invested time, energy, and money into creating a beautiful, natural garden space. Let us help you maintain that investment over time with a detailed maintenance manual designed specifically for the plants in your yard. Increased confidence and peace of mind with custom maintenance, calendars, checklists, tips, and knowledgeable garden coaches ready to walk you through how to master garden maintenance.

Northwest Native Landscapes LLC: Dan’l Langer

(503) 351-6988
danl@northwestnativelandscapes.com
www.northwestnativelandscapes.com
Category(s): Design, Maintenance, and Install
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Northwest Native Landscapes is a family-owned, full-service landscape company operating in the Portland metro area. What began as a mission to make landscapes more sustainable has grown into a collaborative team environment that includes innovative designers, seasoned builders, and experienced maintenance caretakers. Our project approach is unique because we understand landscapes from multiple perspectives: as a designer, builder, and maintainer of these spaces. Some clients utilize just one aspect of our services, while others rely on us for all their landscape needs. Our ultimate goal is for you to use and enjoy your outdoor spaces as much as your indoor ones.

Queen Green Gardens LLC: Rachel Mockler

(862) 432-6368
queen.green.gardens@gmail.com
Category(s): Design, Installation, and Maintenance
Servicing: Portland, OR

Queen Green Gardens LLC is a licensed, woman-owned and operated landscape design and maintenance company serving Portland, OR that focuses on designing, installing, and maintaining ornamental, wildlife habitat, edible and/or low-water/ low-resource landscapes. Owner Rachel Mockler brings her background and gardening, sustainable agriculture, agricultural education and art to provide landscape design (and related services) with the concepts of design, ecology and social justice in mind. Landscape education is also available on a limited, sliding scale basis. No lawn service or sod installation services are offered by Queen Green Gardens LLC. LCB #9742

Radish Gardens: Lydia Cox

(503) 998-6182
radishgardens@gmail.com
www.radishgardens.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

If you believe that we’re happier, healthier, and more resilient when we’re connected to nature and our local food systems, you’re in the right place. Radish Gardens offers ecologically-based landscape design and land restoration planning; edible garden planning, installation, and coaching; and knowledgable pruning and landscape maintenance services. My work prioritizes creating habitat for birds and beneficial insects, incorporating edible plants/small-scale food production, using water wisely, supporting plant and soil health, and maximizing seasonal interest. Ready to get started? Let Radish Gardens help you achieve your garden goals!

Resilience Design: Mulysa Melco

(503) 956-0152
mulysa@resiliencedesign.com
www.resiliencedesign.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah County

Specializing in urban homesteads, designer and horticulturist Mulysa Melco brings a life-long passion for nature and ecological living to your project. With a focus on multi-purpose landscapes, she helps clients increase their self-sufficiency as our communities transition to lower energy consumption. Be the change you seek with a pesticide-free yard that integrates beauty and habitat with elements that support you: edible and medicinal plants, space for creative work/play, rest and gatherings.

Richard McCollom Yard Service, LLC.: Dick McCollom

(503) 709-7232
dick@yardjob.net
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: West Multnomah County, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard.

We are a small family company, father and son, with over 20 years of experience servicing SW Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. We have been involved with the Backyard Habitat Certification program for 13 years volunteering and assisting customers with certifications. We provide attention to detail and excellent service, specializing in traditional and native yard maintenance. We restore habitats, remove invasives, and make appropriate plant selections and placement. We are passionate about our work and creating beautiful, healthy landscapes and habitats that work for you.

Seed Garden Designs: Alissa Hartman

(503) 449-8178
seedgardendesigns@gmail.com
www.seedgardendesigns.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah County

Rooted in the principles of permaculture we combine empowering modern ideas with an old-world aesthetic. Our sustainable landscape designs bring to life your desires for your space while meeting your budget and maintenance needs. We work with landscape contractors to remain part of the process from dream to reality. Alissa Hartman has been gardening professionally for 20 years and has been the owner of Seed Garden Designs since 2006. She has extensive training in permaculture, herbal studies, and water reclamation to broaden her gardening practice, and degrees in fine arts and education. This unique background is the base of incorporating ecologically conscious, low-maintenance, edible, native, and wildlife attracting plants into landscapes that are gorgeous and functional. We believe a garden should grow with its stewards and specialize in modifications to space for physical evolutions as well as on-site garden coaching. We create a unique landscape design plan for your space that best represents the goals of your household. We also maintain gardens with detailed care, ensuring a healthy thriving yard to connect with through all seasons.

Shangri La Landscape Design: Erica Smith

(971) 221-2006
erica@shangrilallc.com
www.shangrilallc.com
Category(s): Design and Maintenance
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

As a former land use planner, real state analyst, and community development professional Erica brings a “big picture” urban vision to the design table. This includes an appreciation for the complex relationships between often invisible systems (both natural and human-made) that make city life possible. In designing modern native and drought-tolerant gardens, Erica’s goal is to help clients realize their own personal “Shangri-La” in a manner that responds to the environmental, cultural and economic factors shaping our communities – ultimately, enhancing the quality of life for many, add a larger scale. Unique services include zoning code analysis and interpretation, greywater system design, project management, sustainable construction consulting, low-impact garden maintenance, and a fine sense of humor.

The Garden Coach: Claire Oliphant

(309) 838-0964
Claire@gardencoach.co
gardencoach.co
Category(s): Design, Installation, and Maintenance.
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

The Garden Coach is a do-it-together garden consultancy that aims to help you feel comfortable with DIY. Coaching helps you learn the ins and outs of designing, planting, and maintaining your garden. Claire brings her experience as a Master Gardener, years of working in nurseries and garden centers, training in permaculture design, and interest in native plants and sustainable gardening to help you help your garden grow.

Tranquilliscapes, LLC: Randy Haas

(360) 831-7905
railrdgeek@yahoo.com
Category(s): Design and Installation
Servicing: Clark County

Tranquilliscapes LLC is a full design-build landscape construction company. Whether large or small we will do it all. We strive to give the customer a safe, tranquil place to escape the stress and worries of the world. By emphasizing the right plant/right place, using natives, and diversity of species in the landscape we create a space that both man and beast want to relax and call home.

X-Tirp : Tammy Evans

(209) 518-5477
tammy.evans@x-tirp.com
x-tirp.com
Category(s): Weed removal
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

X-Tirp, an Oregon Public Benefit Company, designs and sells tools to control invasive species. For English Ivy and Blackberry, we have a specialized tool that grabs and easily pulls the vines out by the roots. Our hard-working crew uses it, along with other tools, to clean up parks and individual yards. We go after the roots, and we don’t use poisons or chemicals. We love to pull Ivy – that’s our specialty – and we fully support the BHCP. We want to help you get your certification, and offer a 10% discount from our normal rate for participants.

Designers

An informal title used for individuals with a broad spectrum of abilities and backgrounds. These people may or may not have any formal training, but often will have taken a program at the community college level in landscape design and have lots of practical gardening experience. Most specialize in planting design, but this is not a rule.

Branch Out Landscape Design LLC: Sarah Lowles

(503) 708-5653
sarah@branchoutgardens.com
www.branchoutgardens.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington counties

Branch Out Landscape Design specializes in residential, educational, and small commercial sites, working with clients to improve the aesthetics, functionality and maintenance requirements for their outdoor spaces. Designer Sarah Lowles incorporates clients’ wants and needs into creative, carefully planned designs specific to their sites. Branch Out draws on education and direct experience in design, landscape construction, horticulture, and sustainability to create a plan tailored for you.

Designing With Plants: Tahn Kehmeier

(503) 915-7364
tahnkehmeier@gmail.com
http://designingwithplants.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Tahn Kehmeier is a landscape designer living in Portland, Oregon. Her specialty is naturescaping residential gardens with native plants within your ecoregion to enhance the biodiversity of wildlife; and creating healthier landscapes that function as living machines, combating carbon pollution, stormwater runoff, erosion, and ecologically destructive weeds. Her inspiration comes from being a Backyard Habitat Technician for the Portland Audubon & Columbia Land Trust; and Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, also the author of Bringing Nature Home.

Tahn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Portland State University and an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Technology/Design from Portland Community College. Her previous landscape design work has been for the PCC Learning Gardens, residential designs for the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, edible gardens for the PCC Horticultural Therapy Program, and community spaces for Portland’s Network for Oregon Affordable Housing.

Eden’s Gate Landscape Design: Stacey Stewart

(503) 858-2575
edensgate3@gmail.com
www.edensgatedesign.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah and Washington Counties

Our gardens can preserve wildlife, sustain native plants, support surrounding ecosystems — and be beautiful and comfortable spaces. Supporting all of these objectives can be a difficult balance. Eden’s Gate Landscape Design can bring experience, creativity, and problem solving to help you achieve your landscape goals. Let’s work together to build beautiful gardens that use less water, and support native pollinators, birds, and wildlife.

EIA Design: Catherine Trzybinski

(503) 756-5248
ctrzyb@gmail.com
www.eiadesignstudio.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

We strive to connect clients to the natural environment and surrounding wildlife by designing inspirational, nourishing and biodiverse gardens of 4 season interest. Our team offers knowledge and experience of certified Backyard Habitat development working with native plants, soil health, stormwater design solutions, and wildlife art attractors. We can help you customize native vegetative layers and pollinator meadows for your unique needs. Our design services include consultation, small, partial and full landscape design plans, restorative and rejuvenating design options, and hands-on garden coaching for all including persons with disabilities, seniors and families with young children.

Elemental Romanticism: Beth Nix

(559) 460-3059
bethrnix@gmail.com
www.elementalromanticism.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

I am a professionally trained landscape designer, classically trained in sculpture with an affinity towards land art, and have a love of all things nature-made. I carefully work with my clients to create outdoor spaces they will love to be in while advising best practices for enhancing wildlife habitat. Services offered include full landscape designs, planting plans, consultations, garden maintenance, and tree carving (snags, nurse logs, stumps).

Habitat Landscape Design: Kira Iwasaki

(503) 341-0975
kira@habitatdesignpdx.com
www.habitatdesignpdx.com
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

At Habitat Landscape Design, we aspire to cultivate beautiful plantings that promote the health of all living things. To us, the most rewarding garden experiences are the result of thoughtful design, precise installation, and sustainable care. We invite you to collaborate and learn alongside our team to create outdoor spaces that nurture and protect our natural resources and wildlife. We believe that the ‘Wild’ includes you. We are practicing members of Tilth, Xerces Invertebrate Conservation, Portland Audubon, the American Horticultural Therapy Association, in the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Laura Canfield Garden Design: Laura Canfield

(202) 415-5385
laura.canfield@gmail.com
Lauracanfield.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

We offer a full range of landscape design services with a focus on native plant design and rain gardens. We create beautiful and sustainable outdoor environments featuring bioswales, drought-tolerant plantings, and permeable paving. Relax and entertain in a well-designed outdoor living room, while enjoying year-round harvests with a bountiful edible landscape. We also specialize in creating custom natural playscapes for both residential and commercial clients. We offer a no-cost initial site visit and a flexible approach to your unique project. That might include a comprehensive landscape master plan – a whole-site design for existing and new construction, or a targeted renovation plan that incorporates some new features and rejuvenates what’s already there. We provide custom design of outdoor kitchens, arbors, fire pits, raised garden beds, and more. Laura Canfield is a registered landscape architect with over twenty-five years of experience in residential and commercial projects and professional training in ecological restoration design. Her work has been featured in the Oregonian, Oregon Home, Landscape Architecture magazine, and most recently the May/June 2018 issue of 1859 Oregon’s Magazine. For more information, please visit our website at Lauracanfield.com.

Mythic Gardens of Solace, Peace, and Enlightenment, LLC: Jason Raschke

(503) 481-6864
mythicgardensofportland@gmail.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties

Mythic Gardens LLC is a professional, comprehensive landscape design & consultation firm located in Portland Oregon. Our Lead Designer, Jason Raschke, has over 30 years of experience working in the landscape construction field and possesses a diverse educational background including a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, as well as Undergraduate studies in Geography, Geology, Art and Architecture. Our designers specialize in integrating Naturescape, Native, Ecological, and Permaculture Design principles to create beautiful and functional landscapes that provide our clients with an abundance of food & herbs, while restoring habitat and ecosystem services to the urban environment. We design magical spaces, including sacred spaces and outdoor rooms, which connect our client’s residence with their landscape and provide a place of Solace, Peace, and Enlightenment. We design gardens of Enchantment! Please give us a call today to transform your landscape!

nature+play designs: Jane Tesner Kleiner

(360) 771-2925
natureplaydesigns@gmail.com
www.natureplaydesigns.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Clark County

nature+play designs is a landscape architecture firm specializing in Greening of Schoolyard projects, including planning, stakeholder facilitation, design, budgeting and project implementation. Other project experience includes therapeutic garden design, parks/trails/open space planning and design, as well as residential garden design. We believe that kids of all ages, and critters, deserve amazing spaces to connect with nature.

Patty Freeman Design: Patty Freeman

(503) 442-5173
info@pattyfreemandesign.com
www.pattyfreemandesign.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Patty Freeman is a licensed landscape architect with over 20 years of experience designing ecologically sustainable landscapes. Her craft includes an eye to practical, helpful solutions, stormwater management, adding whimsy, creating unique spaces for play, and bringing art to the garden. She works with a goal to balance the beauty, habitat value, cost and maintenance requirements of each garden project, tailoring design to the unique places and individuals.

Peach Landscape Designs: Phillipa Peach

(503) 422-3335
phillipa_peach@yahoo.com
www.peachlandscapedesigns.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

Peach Landscape Designs provides residential homeowners with a collaborative and creative design service to help you plan a natural garden to attract and support native pollinators, birds, and wildlife … and look great too. Together we consider your garden’s soil health, water use, and stormwater management, functionality, and flow through to careful native plant selection and placement. With years of experience in landscape design and project installation, and with waterwise and naturescaping training, Peach Landscape Designs offer a variety of services to match your needs: one-to-two hour consultations, one-day-design packages or full landscape design. Call today to talk more about how we can help you create a beautiful and naturescaped garden.

Plan-it Earth Design: Amy Whitworth

(503) 239-0105
amy@plan-it-earthdesign.com
www.plan-it-earthdesign.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Landscape Layouts for Living while Protecting the Planet. For over 20 years we have worked collaboratively with clients to create inspiring and unique urban spaces. Specializing in rain gardens, low maintenance, and water-efficient landscapes that focus on native plantings to enhance habitat value while building soil health. Offering garden coaching to DIY gardeners or master plans suitable for installation by a licensed landscape contractor. Home of Design-on-the-Fly for the Homeowner on a Budget.

Pride & Joy Landscapes: Ann Rad

(503) 395-7880
ann@prideandjoylandscapes.com
www.prideandjoylandscapes.com
Category (s): Consultation, Design & Installation Coaching
Servicing: Multnomah County

Pride & Joy Landscapes specializes in designing and creating beautiful and sustainable spaces to suit each individual’s needs. We emphasize permaculture methodologies, sustainable designs, native plants, and biodiversity. Whether you want to overhaul your yard or create something completely new, Ann Rad brings 20 years of experience and a collaborative design process to help clients discover the beautiful, functional spaces that exist beneath their feet. We can help you create your own sanctuary from start to finish; unearth your secret garden.

Rachel’s Landscape Design: Rachel Monteiro

(503) 475-7286
PdxRach@yahoo.com
http://Rachel_Monteiro.Houzz.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah County

Designing gardens that are beautiful year-round and inspire people to go outdoors is Rachel’s goal. Give your garden good bones, functionality, and flow, while creating a haven for the critters you love. Rachel has decades of experience gardening with native and ornamental plants in Portland. Her half-acre lot is Gold Certified. Offering complete Landscape Plans or hourly on-site consults. Specializing in low-water plantings. Watershed Wise Landscape Certified Professional(EPA WaterSense®), Member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers

Renee Wilkinson Landscapes: Renee Wilkinson

(503) 432-1453
Renee@ReneeWilkinsonLandscapes.com
ReneeWilkinsonLandscapes.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah County

Our collaborative design approach is simple: create outdoor spaces that connect people with nature. We design gardens for growing food, supporting native wildlife, and gathering with loved ones. We emphasize ecologically-sensitive design elements, such as native gardens, low-water plants, and local building materials. Renee is a sixth-generation Oregonian with a master’s degree in landscape architecture, a published garden author, and over a decade of design experience.

Rose Brady Keane Landscape Architecture: Rose Keane

(503) 936-6865
rose@rbkla.com
www.rbkla.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Washington, Clark, and Clackamas Counties

Rose Brady Keane is a licensed landscape architect and established her studio in 2008. Rose’s studio provides comprehensive landscape architectural services and is focused on residential landscape architecture and garden design. Rose excels as a designer and project manager and is committed to responding thoughtfully to site context and client needs, demonstrating environmental sensitivity through the use of native or horticulturally appropriate plantings and local materials, and incorporating efficient water management techniques. Integral to her work is the idea that nature is restorative, well-designed space can be transformative and each garden has the potential to positively connect to larger ecological systems. Rose holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santa Barbara, California. She is a Master Gardener through Oregon State University.

Second Nature Garden Design: Eileen Stark

(503) 467-8545
www.sngdesign.net
www.realgardensgrownatives.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clark, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Eileen is an ecological landscape designer/consultant, writer, naturalist, and author/photographer of “Real Gardens Grow Natives: Design, Plant, and Enjoy a Healthy Northwest Garden,” who cultivates compassion. She plans—or helps clients plan—unique and imaginative Pacific Northwest gardens that transform underused spaces into vibrant, ecologically functional wildlife gardens with year-round appeal. With native plant expertise and a background in biology/ecology, her designs help increase local biodiversity, minimize maintenance, and meet clients’ objectives. She is available for consultations, custom plans, or coaching to reach certification goals.

Studio Wild Landscape Architecture, LLC: Caitilin Pope Daum

(503) 841-3642
info@studiowildla.com
studiowildla.com
Category(s): Designer
Servicing: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties

Studio Wild Landscape Architecture works with clients to realize their vision of an outdoor space that is beautiful, functional, and intimately connected to its surrounding ecosystem. We are passionate about helping people enjoy an engaged relationship with the out of doors. By inviting nature into everyday human spaces, we enrich our own experience and contribute to the survival of the plant and animal communities around us. The designers at Studio Wild are licensed landscape architects with project experience ranging from rural homesteads to urban back yards, multifamily developments, educational and corporate campuses, and public spaces. We enjoy the challenges of marrying individual needs with ecological caretaking.