We are a team of experienced certified arborists and tree workers whose goal is to enhance the beauty of your landscape by ensuring the health and longevity of your trees and plants. We’ll bring top-notch customer service and results to your experience – to hear how your friends and neighbors feel after working with us, check out our TESTIMONIALS & ONLINE REVIEWS. We are here to serve you with the best possible experience you can find, anywhere.
Our ISA Certified Arborists are up-to-date on the latest tree care techniques, focusing on preservation and maintenance while removing potential threats to your trees and structures. ISA Certified Arborists are experienced and trained in all aspects of arboriculture and have proven an exceptional level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts. The ISA certification requires arborists to continue their education to stay up-to-date in the latest techniques of the trade, and adhere to a Code of Ethics that strengthens the reliability of providers in the industry.
About the Owner
From a very early age, I’ve been interested in nature. In my teens I started doing landscaping, gardening, and horticulture work. When I started tree work at the age of 18, I knew I had found my career. To this day, it continues to interest and challenge me in a way that I never get bored of.
In 2007, I founded Earthworks Tree Service. My passion for tree care and dedication to continuing education has helped me emphasize my business’ goals of maintaining and preserving the health and beauty of trees, with removal as a last resort. As a Certified Arborist, I keep up to date with current standards for tree care practice. For instance, ask about our specialty “crown reduction pruning,” a technique that has increased our ability to keep trees safe and healthy.
I enjoy bringing together a crew of like minded individuals. We Love being able to simultaneously meet the goals of our clients and their trees.
Meet The Team
John Deacon resides in Whatcom County with his family and has a wealth of experience in the industry. He has worked for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, private industry forest land management consultants, as well as some of Bellingham’s finest tree service companies. His passion for trees is second only to his love for his wife Svea and children Ashleigh, Alexandra, and Farron.
Lead Tree Climber
Cory Brunhaver was born and raised in Bellingham and spent much of his youth on the slopes as a ski racer, as well as a short triathlon career. He enjoys running, biking, and just about every other outdoor sport. Through several jobs, Cory never found his real passion until he discovered tree work at Earthworks. He loves trees and everything they have to offer and hopes to become a certified arborist in the next year.
Raised in Washington and based in Bellingham for the past 6 years, Clay Finchen graduated from Western Washington University with his bachelor’s degree in environmental science. He brings vital expertise in safety organization and oversight to the Earthworks team. His hobbies include cinema, trivia, and his ever-growing music collection. He’s loves getting to work outdoors and be a part of the Earthworks team.
Troy Worden was born and raised in Whatcom County. He specializes in welding and mechanics, which can come in handy at the job site. His introduction to tree work began at Earthworks, and has grown into a deep appreciation for the rich culture of the service and logging in the Northwest. His favorite past time is restoring old machinery and spending time with family. Believe it or not, he once sold his soul to rock and roll!
Dominic Yoxtheimer is an expert climber-cutter and media producer with Earthworks Tree Service. A true Washingtonian—he was born and raised in the rain and loves working with the trees that make this place the Evergreen State. He’s a Western Washington University Alumnus and considers himself a Bellinghamster for life.
Groundsman/Plant Healthcare Professional and Certified Arborist
Christopher Hunsaker is an avid outdoors man who enjoys fishing, hunting, and backpacking. Growing up with a connection to the outdoors, he acquired a profound respect for nature and a passion for plants. In addition to being an ISA Certified Arborist, he also earned his bachelor’s degree in botany and is a Certified Master Gardener. In his free time, he cultivates wonderfully intricate bonsai trees, and enjoys painting. He and his wife have put down roots in Whatcom County because of their love for the ecosystems, people, and great conversations.