75 feet high for 75 years!

By Kris Day

Big thanks to Collier Arbor Care for servicing tree care needs across the greater Portland area for 75 years! To celebrate crossing this significant milestone and to express gratitude to the company’s customers and partner organizations, Collier recently hosted an anniversary celebration at the Clackamas County headquarters complete with live music, a generous spread of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, as well as free rides in a brand new bucket truck.

April 27th, 2012 Collier 75th Anniversary Party
Bird's eye view (Kris Day)

To give back to an exemplary business that has been a longtime supporter of our work, Friends of Trees presented Terrill Collier, president and owner since 1981, with a beautiful six-foot tall Oregon White Oak tree to be planted next to the company’s new truck wash station.

Collier has gone the extra mile toward promoting sustainable development practices by installing permeable pavement under this facility, by installing vegetated rain gardens to treat all surface runoff from the parking lot, and by controlling weeds and replanting native plants along the creek behind the building. The business welcomes visitors who would like to learn more about these landscape management strategies. Just please call ahead to schedule.

The Collier team offers general pruning and tree removal services, but they are also experts in insect and pest management and organic soil health care programs. Be sure to check out the Collier Arbor Care web site for informative fact sheets on common plant issues, and to read the latest Arborist Advisor, Collier’s seasonal newsletter on arbor care topics and featured trees.

Thanks, Collier Arbor Care, for all you do! Friends of Trees wishes you a very happy 75th!

–Day is Neighborhood Trees Contractor Specialist & Green Space Initiative Outreach Specialist.