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.
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.
Isabel Toledo-Silvestre, Co-Owner
Isabel is Chad Honl’s wife and co-owner of Honl Tree Care. Originally from Spain, she moved to the United States to learn English for three months, and twenty-six years later is still here! She has been living in Portland for twenty-one and it took her seven years to get used to the rain and the heavy tree canopy in Portland; now she feels like she can’t breathe if she doesn’t have trees around her. Before joining Honl Tree Care, Isabel was a nurse for over 14 years. However, as she was finishing her Doctorate in Nursing in 2016, she realized how much she missed her children and wanted to spend more time with them. So she finished her doctorate, quit nursing, and joined the lovely Honl Tree Care office staff. Isabel is in charge of billing, payroll, and other various tasks. She now enjoys working with her husband every day, which has allowed her to admire his business talent and incredible multitasking talent. She is extremely thankful to her husband for the opportunity to be able to spend more time with their kids. Call the office and let her know if you have any questions; she will be happy to help! Gracias!
From: Stuttgart, Germany
Favorite Tree: Oregon White Oak
Previous Experience: 4 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.
From: San Jose, CA
Favorite Tree: Japanese Cherry Blossom
Previous Experience: This is an entirely new experience for me!
Pets: My neighbor’s cat spends half her time hanging out in my living room. All the joys of pet ownership with none of the responsibility.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The weather.
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.
From: A little town outside of Gary, IN
Favorite Tree: Sugar Pine
Previous Experience: B.S. in Biology
What I Love About the Work: Using my physical expertise and biological knowledge to embody the hopes and desires of clients.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Wandering through the woods.
From: LaSalle-Peru, IL
Favorite Tree: Western Hemlock
Previous Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Biology
What I Love About the Work: No two trees are alike.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: The scenery!
From: Vinton, Iowa
Favorite Tree: Redwood
Previous Experience: AmeriCorps
What I Love About the Work: My co-workers!
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Big trees.
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Favorite Tree: Western Red Cedar
Previous Experience: : ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8831A). 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.
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.
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.
From: Evanston, Illinois
Favorite Tree: Arbutus Menzsieii (Pacific Madrone)
Previous Experience: ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8694A), 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!
From: Monterey, CA
Favorite Tree: Coast Live Oak
Previous Experience: ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8692A), four years working with trees.
What I Love About the Work: Helping people live with trees, and trees live with people.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: All the rivers and lakes.
From: Portland, OR
Favorite Tree: Coastal Redwood
Previous Experience: Worked for Ash Creek for a year.
What I Love About the Work: Helping trees stay healthy.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Best summers in the world.
From: Queens, NY
Favorite Tree: Coastal Sitka Spruce
Previous Experience: Two years as a ground guy, four years climbing, ISA certification in 2016.
What I Love About the Work: Calling the outdoors my office.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Being in arm’s reach of primeval forest.
From: Renton, WA
Favorite Tree: Cascara
Previous Experience: ISA-Certified arborist (PN-8358A). Organic Gardening Certificate Program. Three seasons of trail maintenance with the Forest Service.
What I Love About the Work: Creating aesthetically beautiful trees.
Favorite Thing About the Pacific Northwest: Our native forests and ecosystems.
Serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area
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