Foster Trees is a full-service tree company
Licensed Bonded Insured CCB # 229585
(503) 995-9020

The Big Picture

Foster Trees was founded by Brad Swet, a certified arborist with years of experience in the tree care industry. Now operated by Brad’s family, we offer a wide variety of services to meet any tree-related needs you may have, and provide free estimates to clients in the Portland Metro and outlying areas. Call or email us today to discuss your specific project in more detail.

The Little Details

Foster Trees is a Portland, Oregon-based full-service tree care company founded by the late Brad Swet, a certified arborist with extensive experience in the tree care industry. Foster Trees started as a small single-person operation and has grown into a multi-crew company.

Brad’s passion for trees began years ago while working for the Nevada Conservation Corps as an Americorps member, where he began gaining knowledge and experience in operating chainsaws and working with trees in a forested environment.

He later transitioned out of forest fire suppression and began working with individual tree care in the urban environment of Colorado, where he gained additional expertise with rope climbing and cutting/pruning techniques while gaining familiarity with numerous types of trees and the best way to maintain their health and natural beauty. During this period he also became more knowledgeable in the best practices of tree removal where required.

After later working as an ISA Certified Arborist for an Oregon-based tree service company for several years, Brad decided to continue pursuing his interest in professional tree care with his own company, and Foster Trees was born.

After Brad’s death in 2019, Nicky (Brad’s partner) and Brad’s parents wanted to keep the dream of Foster Trees alive. Foster Trees has grown steadily since its founding, predominantly through word of mouth from satisfied clients throughout the Portland, Oregon area. Brad’s clients prized his attentiveness, kindness, and true love for trees. We strive to keep Brad’s ethics with us as we move the company forward without him.

We are a small, locally-based company that offers friendly professional services many larger companies do not, and provide each of our clients with personalized care when assisting them with their individual needs. We have a sincere passion for working with trees, and part of our job is to educate clients interested in knowing more about the best ways to care for their trees and when and where removal is the best option. We provide clients with accurate assessments and are happy to take the extra time to be sure our customers understand the science and reasoning behind our recommendations when providing estimates.

We hope to be the company you call for all your tree-related questions, whether you’re concerned about a tree growing too close to your foundation or roof, don’t know where to plant your new tree, or if your backyard seems to grow faster than you can keep up with!

Our team of experts pride themselves on finding solutions that match our clients’ needs with the latest knowledge and science in arboriculture. We would love to share that knowledge with you today!