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Arborist and Landscape Professionals

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

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

Oregon Tree Care: Damien Carré

(503)929-9437
info@oregontreecare.com
www.oregontreecare.com

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!

Treecology Inc: Damon Schrosk

(503) 804-7868
info@treecology.com
www.treecology.com

Treecology strives to create a world where trees, wildlife and humans live in harmony through the practice of arboriculture. Our team of ISA Board Certified Master Arborists and Certified Arborists, Restoration Ecologists and Landscape professionals are dedicated to the science and art of preserving trees, planting new ones and creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes. We can take your project, big or small, from design to construction to maintenance. We work in urban back yards and natural areas to create the habitat you want and the habitat they use. Treecology is fully licensed.

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

Every Garden is an opportunity to reconnect with Nature. Gardens are a language we use to communicate directly with the natural world. Amaranth Organic Gardening provides for any or all of your Garden’s needs from design to construction and maintenance. We specialize in holistic approaches and attention to detail. Olcb #9014

Bloom With Nature, LLC: Heather Wheeler

(971) 409-6639
Heather@bloomwithnature.com
www.bloomwithnature.com

Our team is driven by the hope of reintegrating human nature to engender self-sustaining diversity. We offer ecological planning and management of natural resources for private property owners. Our work enhances wildlife habitat, soil health, water cycling, and biodiversity, all while maintaining recreational freedom for you, the landowner. Specialties include holistic tree care, orchard establishment and maintenance; trail design and building; and management of invasive plant species. Licensed, insured and bonded landscape contractor. ISA Certified Arborist ®, Tree risk assessment qualified.

Blossom: Todd Blossom

(503) 837 3557
info@blossompdx.com
www.blossompdx.com

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!

Grasstains, LLC: Lucas Jones

(503) 515-4842
admin@whereisthegnome.com
www.whereisthegnome.com/services

Grasstains, LLC is a design-build firm. We will provide you with a design for your outdoor space, will implement a design you already have, or help you through the entire process from design to build. We pride ourselves on being able to carry a project through from vision to final product with an in-house design team, skilled builders on our crew, and knowledge of current building costs.

J. Walter Landscape and Irrigation Contractor: Jaylene J. Walter

(503) 283-2154
jaylene@jwlic.com
www.jwlic.com 

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

Northwest Native Landscapes LLC: Dan’l Langer

(503) 351-6988
danl@northwestnativelandscapes.com
www.northwestnativelandscapes.com

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.

Sense of Place Permaculture, LLC: Nick Bezzerides

(971) 344-0810
nick@sop-permaculture.com
www.sop-permaculture.com

Integrated solutions for natural resource conservation, wildlife habitat, food production, tree care, and household sustainability. Design, build, maintain. EcoBiz certified business, ISA Certified Arborist (#MW4383A), and licensed Oregon Landscape Contractor (LCB#8795).

Terraccord Landscapes: John Movius

(503) 877-3412
john@terraccord.com
www.terraccord.com

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 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 LLC: Emily & Austin Booth

(503) 490-6340
info@thegreenseedpdx.com
www.thegreenseedpdx.com

The Green Seed is small family owned eco-friendly landscaping design+build company. They take an environmentally conscious approach to landscaping by utilizing techniques to create beautiful designs and gardens without the use of synthetic chemicals. They are advocates of using native plants in landscaping and removal of invasive species. Emily has a background in art and design so your plans will unique and hand-drawn. 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 15 years and is passionate about conservation of our native wildlife species. Together Emily and Austin’s training and experience makes The Green Seed uniquely qualified to create and maintain your backyard habitats.

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.

Blossom: Todd Blossom

(503) 837 3557
info@blossompdx.com
www.blossompdx.com

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!

Northwest Native Landscapes LLC: Dan’l Langer

(503) 351-6988
danl@northwestnativelandscapes.com
www.northwestnativelandscapes.com

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.

Quality Tree Service & Landscape Maintenance LLC: Francisco Villasenor

(503) 222-1438
QualityTSL@Comcast.net
www.goqtsl.com

At Quality Tree Service, we are dedicated to our customer’s satisfaction. We take every step and necessary precaution to ensure that we provide our valued customers with quality, professional and affordable services, time after time. When you contact us, we will meet with you to go over the details of your vision for your yard or commercial location. Then, we will provide you with a completely transparent estimate that will include materials and labor costs. For our customer’s protection, Quality Tree Service and Landscape Maintenance LLC is locally owned and is fully licensed, bonded, insured and certified in the state of Oregon. We also offer 24-hour emergency services to be there when you need us the most, night or day!

Sound Native Plants (SNP): Brendan Addis

(360) 567-7921
Brendan@soundnativeplants.com
www.soundnativeplants.com

Sound Native Plants (SNP) brings 25 years of company experience in ecological restoration, with passionate and knowledgeable staff, to provide quality services over a range of areas, including: native plant installation and maintenance, invasive plant treatments and removal, habitat restoration, stormwater mitigation, rain garden design and installation, soil erosion control, design, planting, and consultation. Whether you are looking for help starting a project from design to finish or just need help executing a specific element of your vision, SNP is happy to help and do our best to help achieve your goals and create a more balanced, healthy landscape. SNP is happy to help private landowners, agencies, community groups, and other contractors in providing our expertise, and muscle, to any project.

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

Designer Sarah Lowles incorporates clients’ wants and needs into creative, carefully planned landscape designs specific to their sites. She draws on education in horticulture, design, sustainability and the latest trends in hardscapes, plants, rainwater management, and exterior décor to create a plan tailored for you. Branch Out encourages environmentally friendly practices and materials in its work to help clients beautify their gardens.

Caitilin Pope Daum, Landscape Architecture + Ecological Design: Caitilin Pope Daum.

(503) 841-3642
caitilin@cpd-landscape.com
www.cpd-landscape.com

Caitilin works with clients to realize their vision of an outdoor space that is beautiful, functional, and intimately connected to its surrounding ecosystem. She is passionate about helping people enjoy an engaged relationship with their personal bit of 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. Caitilin is a licensed landscape architect with project experience ranging from rural homesteads to urban back yards to university campuses, and enjoys the challenges of marrying individual needs with ecological caretaking.

EIA Design Studio, Ecologically-Integrated Arts: Catherine Trzybinski

(503) 756-5248
catherine@eiadesignstudio.com
www.eiadesignstudio.com

We strive to connect clients to the natural environment and wildlife by designing inspirational, nourishing and biodiverse gardens. Our team offers knowledge and experience of certified Audubon Backyard Habitat garden development including native plants, soil health, stormwater design solutions and artful wildlife water features and installations. 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.

Habitat Design, Demonstration & Learning Garden: Leslie Campbell

(503) 358-8142
contact@habitatdesignpdx.com
www.habitatdesignpdx.com

Our partners at Habitat Design seek to supply the tools and guidance that practitioners of healthy landscape design, installation and gardening seek and need in order to interact and connect safely and healthily with the earth and the salient beings that live here. Whether small or large, design and build, or just hands on learning, we would like to help you connect with the wonder of nature. We offer our mobility friendly demonstration garden, situated on ½ acre in southwest Portland, to enable you to come to learn about how to create healthy and affordable outdoor environments and care for them. We are practicing members of Tilth, Xerces Invertebrate Conservation, Audubon, and the American Horticultural Therapy Association who teach and practice restorative therapies and design wildlife gardens. We believe that the ‘Wild’ includes you.

OLIVINE Land: Marina Wynton

(503) 481-2721
marina@olivineland.com
www.olivineland.com

Specializing in capturing a sense of place through sustainable landscape design, Marina has been collaborating with homeowners for 15 years in the Portland area & west coast to create inspiring and unique garden spaces.  Marina was a site technician for the Backyard Habitat Certification program for seven years. During that time, Marina visited more than 500 homes & assisted homeowners with defining goals for achieving certification with native plants, managing storm water, habitat creation & stewardship. Gardens can have a wide variety of sustainable design solutions from the very organic and natural to the highly formal and modern. Through formal training in architecture, landscape design and horticulture and many years of experience, Marina has the capacity to solve landscape design problems of any style or complexity. In addition to landscape design, OLIVINE Land offers design services in garden structures, residential remodels/additions/new construction and interior design.

Patty Freeman Design: Patty Freeman

(503) 442-5173
info@pattyfreemandesign.com
www.pattyfreemandesign.com

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.

Plan-it Earth Design: Amy Whitworth

(503) 239-0105
amy@plan-it-earthdesign.com
www.plan-it-earthdesign.com

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
www.prideandjoylandscapes.com

Pride & Joy Landscapes specializes in designing and creating beautiful spaces to better suit each individual’s needs. We emphasize permaculture methodologies, native plants and biodiversity. Whether you want to overhaul your yard, rearrange an existing design, or create something completely new, we are here to help.

Rachel’s Landscape Design: Rachel Monteiro

(503) 475-7286
PdxRach@yahoo.com
http://rachel_monteiro.houzz.com

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. Offering complete Landscape Plans or hourly on-site consults. Ecologically-minded with more than 5 years as an Eco-Biz certified designer. Also a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

Resilience Design: Mulysa Melco

(503) 956-0152
mulysa@resiliencedesign.com
www.resiliencedesign.com

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.

Second Nature Garden Design: Eileen Stark

(503) 467-8545
www.sngdesign.net
www.realgardensgrownatives.com

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.