Meet the Crew

Rich Holmes

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Founder of Holmes Tree Preservation. He started the company in 1972 and has trained many of the other Aborists in the area. Rich also enjoys sking, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Mike Christianson
- ISA Certified Aborist # PNW6456A – CCB# 66047

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President and current owner of Holmes Tree Preservation, he was trained by Rich and has worked for him since spring of 2004. When not working Mike enjoys fishing, building things, woodworking, gardening, and spending time with his family (he has a 4 year old son and a 2 year old daughter).


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KJ has worked for the company since July 2011 and is one of our climbers. KJ is an OSU student and enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.



Austin is started with the company July 2016. He is quickly learning to climb trees and enjoying it.