Founder Matt Stine has extensive experience in native ecosystem management in the Pacific Northwest. Before founding Native Ecosystems Northwest he managed numerous large-scale projects, such as the Sandy River Delta restoration for Ash Creek Forest Management and the Fanno Creek Park site as the City of Tigard’s City Forester. He was instrumental in establishing Tigard’s Restoration and Enhancement Program. Matt also served as a Regional Urban Forester in Maryland’s Southern Region.

Matt is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. Additionally, he is a licensed pesticide applicator with the State of Oregon’s Department of Agriculture, with Turf & Ornamental and Forestry endorsements. Matt received his Forest Resource Management degree from West Virginia University.

Matt has volunteered with organizations such as AmeriCorps (enhancing riparian area function), Oregon Community Trees and Friends of Trees. Matt received the Tualitin Riverkeepers Green Heron Award, and was the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the ISA Arborist of the Year (2003).

Matt takes a practical and adaptable approach to his projects and works hard to optimize his clients’ investments in their projects.

“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.”
― unknown

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