Our Founder and Crew

Founded by Certified Portland Arborist, Damien Carre’, Oregon Tree Care is a
unique company in one ofArboriculture’s premier locations. Damien and his team
take pride in precision, skill, and community development through their work
and philanthropic ventures. He currently resides on the Board of Directors for
a local group, Ascending The Giants, who complete expeditions to track the champion trees
of the world.

Caring for our environment stems from a deep knowledge of trees. How they work, what keeps them healthy, and knowing when to remove a hazard tree is all part of our training. The International Society of Arbor culture (ISA) sets the industry standard for proper care. Our Certified Arborists are tested and approved by the ISA. With annual education requirements, we stay current in our knowledge and qualifications.

Meet Our Portland Arborist Team

Learn a little more about the OTC Crew

Keith Holbein:  Keith comes to OTC from the wind energy industry where he worked
as a rope access technician. His rope skills and work-at-height experience, combined
with his love for the outdoors and desire to preserve our natural resources, made the
switch to arboriculture a natural one. He and his wife, along with their pitbull, relocated
to Portland in 2016 and they enjoy getting out to hike and camp in the immense beauty
of the PNW. Keith is a lifelong soccer fan, amateur woodworker, and sporadic runner.

Jessica Henderson: Jess joined OTC after several years working in outdoor and
environmental education. She loves science, education, and helping
bridge the gap between research and the public. After climbing a giant
Douglas Fir in the Mt. Hood National Forest, Jess decided that she
wanted to focus her time and energy to get into graduate school to
study canopy ecology; tree care was the perfect place to start. In
addition to working for OTC, Jess volunteers with Friends of Trees
and Urban Forestry. Jess is a born and raised Oregonian who loves
spending her time checking out local breweries, traveling the world, and cooking.

Lisa Coss: Lisa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to
Portland in 2001. Lisa came to OTC after several years honing her
administrative skills with a local non-profit. Although new to the tree
care industry, she is a long time lover of the outdoors
and is out camping, hiking or kayaking as often as possible.

Our Philosophy

Our business philosophy is based around our community. We operate as a team with our clients, staff, and contractors. Together we approach each tree with preservation in mind, find the issues, determine the treatments, and solve any problems. Our close attention to our customers’ needs allows us to finish your job with efficiency and a high degree of professionalism. Our team work begins with your call. With our initial conversation we will discuss your tree care needs .

After a qualified estimator arrives at your property we will inspect your trees and the environment surrounding them. With our trained eye we can then accurately assess the situation prior to any suggestions or recommendations. Once we know what needs to be done, our expert field team will approach your project with precision and professionalism.

How trees work, what keeps them healthy, and knowing when to remove a hazard tree are all part of our training. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) sets the industry standard for proper care. Our Certified Arborists are tested and approved by the ISA throughout the world. With annual education requirements, we stay current in our knowledge and qualifications. Our up to date knowledge makes arborist Portland a valuable service to our community.