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About Honl Tree Care

Family owned and operated since 2009, Honl Tree Care serves the Portland metro area with a spirit of integrity and excellence.

Our Team

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Chad Honl, Owner, ISA-Certified Arborist

Chad has been planting and caring for trees in Portland since childhood. As manager of Friends of Trees’ Neighborhood Trees program from 2000 to 2005, he helped Portland communities plant and care for more than 8,000 street trees. He is a hardworking, friendly, and honest arborist, who focuses on safety, aesthetics, and customer satisfaction. He practices the highest standards of tree care.

Chad played an integral role in creating an edible Portland by organizing a fruit tree giveaway in 1997, which has since distributed more than 20,000 trees. (He received NPR’s E-town award for the effort.) He has helped to create naturescapes and gardens in four Portland public schools. In 2009, he was the recipient of the City of Portland Bill Naito Award for sustained dedication to Portland’s urban forest and improving Portland’s environment in a lasting way. Chad has taught arboriculture and native plant classes at Portland Community College.

Chad’s extensive knowledge of trees will help deepen your relationship with trees as he helps you care for and select the right tree for your yard.

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Chris Anderson

From: Stuttgart, Germany
Favorite Tree: Oregon White Oak
Previous Experience: 10 years. Bachelor’s in Biology. ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8282A).
What I Love About the Work: The intellectual challenge of climbing and rigging.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The color green.

Amber Bensinger

From: Aberdeen, Washington
Favorite Tree: Sitka Spruce
Previous Experience: Totally new to the experience.
What I Love About the Work: Keeping trees healthy.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: It’s one of the last wild places in the country.

Chris Brinkman

From: Frostburg, Maryland
Favorite Tree:  Sequoia
Previous Experience: Just a natural love of nature.
What I Love About the Work: Learning about trees and how they grow and how to maintain them.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The weather and how respectful most folks are.

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Jon Brown

From: Brooklyn, New York
Favorite Tree: Copper Beech
Previous Experience: 15 years. ISA-Certified arborist (PN-7848A).
What I Love About the Work: The smell!
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The rain.

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Jen Campbell-Reed

From: Vinton, Iowa
Favorite Tree: Catalpa
Previous Experience: AmeriCorps
What I Love About the Work: My co-workers!
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Big trees.

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Nick Cox

From: Osceola, Wisconsin
Favorite Tree: Bur Oak
Previous Experience: ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8448A)
What I Love About the Work: Working on cool trees that are loved by their owners.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The trees.

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Andy Garringer

From: Portland, Oregon
Favorite Tree: Has many favorites
Previous Experience: 10 years. Working with bonsai for five years, in the Bonsai Society of Portland.
What I Love About the Work: I like to have conversations with trees. I understand what they need.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Big trees.

Mark Granger

From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Favorite Tree: Western Red Cedar
Previous Experience: I grew up around chainsaws and can sharpen them.
What I Love About the Work: All of it. From the physical nature of the job to the problem-solving and applied physics.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The trees and lush foliage.

Tonya Grant 

From: Portland, Oregon
Favorite Tree: Christmas!
Previous Experience: 15 years
Family: 2 boys, 1 girl, 3 dogs, one cat and one guinea pig.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Nature. Keep Portland Weird.

Kron Heilman

From: Austin, Texas
Favorite Tree: Live Oak
Previous Experience: Carpentry and wood working.
What I Love About the Work: The positive environmental impacts.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The green grass, in comparison to Austin’s cedar trees everywhere.

John Kneubuhler

From: Evanston, Illinois
Favorite Tree: Arbutus Menzsieii (Pacific Madrone)
Previous Experience: US Forest Service, Ash Creek Forest Management
What I Love About the Work: Learning about new trees and the urban forest.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Exploring, hiking and the Oregon Coast!

Elizabeth Riley

From: Dayton, Ohio
Favorite Tree: Weeping Willow
Previous Experience: Over three years.
Pets: Olive and Jewels (cats).
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The rain!

Phillip Schissler

From: Little Silver, New Jersey
Favorite Tree: White Oak
Previous Experience: ISA-Certified arborist (MW-5594A), Certified Line Clearance Tree Trimmer
What I Love About the Work: I’ve been doing this work for seven years, but there’s always new aspects to the job.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The variety of trees and plants.

Rick Till

From: Renton, Washington
Favorite Tree: Cascara
Previous Experience: Working with trees for roughly 10 years. Organic Gardening Certificate Program. Three seasons of trail maintenance with the Forest Service. ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8358A).
What I Love About the Work: Creating aesthetically beautiful trees.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Our native forests and ecosystems.

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Karen Tillou

From: Buffalo, New York
Favorite Tree: Copper Beech
Previous Experience: Fruit Tree Educator at CCC and Home Orchard Society. I’ve been working with fruit trees since 1999. ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8377A).
What I Love About the Work: Clouds, sun, sky, tree colors.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Growing rosemary outdoors. Good people.

 

Serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area

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