Green Vista Tree Care is a locally owned and operated family business providing quality tree services for Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County. We work hard to ensure that we remain a state-of-the-art tree service. By investing heavily in the latest and safest tree industry technology and equipment, we're able to best serve our residential and commercial tree care clients, and keep our employees safe.
Green Vista was started a decade ago with just an old pickup truck and a dream, but this is not your common tree service story ....
Today we are considered Northern Virginia’s premier tree care company, and we’ve got the reviews, crews, fleet, and equipment to back that up. But that reputation didn’t come overnight.
When we started out in 2009 we were an unknown startup company. New jobs came few and far between, and we struggled to make ends meet. It wasn't until the Snowmageddon event of 2010 that Green Vista, with just a shovel and a dream, got its fighting chance (yes, a shovel, not a plow). After earning enough money from risking our lives by driving around town shoveling 3-4’ deep snow-covered driveways, we purchased our first dump truck for $1500. It was a 1988 Ford that was missing third gear, but it was ours. We also operated without a chipper for almost 3 years.
The early days were tough but also brought with them valuable lessons. During those difficult economic times, the banks weren’t giving out loans and customers weren't taking a chance on an unknown company. It was pure grit and determination, plus quality work at affordable prices that brought this company to life from its humble beginnings.
It was mid-2009, the peak of the Great Recession, and the economy was falling like a landslide. After many years of economic prosperity in America, suddenly it became a time of survival of the fittest. Businesses and real estate took a huge hit. Many agents, salespeople, executives, and business owners were suddenly exposed for their inexperience or poor business practices. It was during this time that the then 21-year-old Mr. Foster was let go from another local tree care company in Alexandria, VA, where he had worked for 3 years as a sales arborist.
It’s at this former company that he got his first taste of the business side of the tree care industry. He learned the ins and outs of sales and negotiating, while also getting a crash course in business. He was also fortunate enough to experience his first economic recession and learn many important lessons early on; lessons that have proven to be very valuable throughout the course of his career. What may have seemed like a nightmare at the time was actually the beginning of Green Vista Tree Care Company!
Mr. Foster is a true DMV local, an alumnus of Bishop O’Connell high school in Arlington, VA, and former 2 time VA State Golden Gloves boxing champion, winning the Golden Gloves tournaments in 2005 and in 2008. The fighter’s spirit inside him has carried the company through many difficulties and obstacles throughout its lifespan. His 15+ years of experience in the business have equipped him with the tools to lead effectively, confidently take calculated financial risks, execute strategic decisions to corner the market, and continue to successfully grow the company year after year.
When he’s not focused on the business, Mr. Foster enjoys giving back through philanthropy and volunteer work, spending quality time with his family and friends, and he still boxes to stay in shape. He and his wife recently had their first son and are both excited to be new parents!
Thankfully, we have been blessed to be able to bring on some of the best in the green industry for both the management and the production side of the business. We wouldn’t be where we are today without such a great team.
Our tree care consultant and project manager, Wiley Holland, with 30 years of knowledge in the green industry, joined Green Vista in 2015. He quickly became a celebrity with our customers because of his friendly personality and extensive knowledge of tree care. Wiley is also a local Washingtonian and graduated from Fort Hunt high school in Alexandria (class of 1985) and attended VCU. We are proud to have him represent Green Vista Tree Care!
In late 2020, we proudly brought on Nicolas Medina. Gonzaga high school alumnus, D.C wrestling champion, Duke University graduate, Certified Financial Planner, Arborist, and all-around great human being! He is our newest executive sales arborist. Nicolas was present and contributed immensely during the early days of Green Vista in 2009. He could tell you a lot of the stories of how things “used to be” and how far we’ve come! He decided to bring his talents back to the company after successfully pursuing other professional interests. His career experience and knowledge add tremendous value to the company and our customers. We feel very fortunate to have him on the team.
Our newest addition to the team is our office manager Austen Lockwood, she joined the company in early 2021. Her background is impressive, to say the least; from graduating with Dean’s Honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz, giving back to the community through volunteering and public work, working as a professional print and runway model in NYC, selling over a million in sales her first year at an upscale jewelry store, and many years working as a paralegal throughout various firms in Washington, D.C. Her skills and extensive business experience will ensure our office operations are handled properly and at peak performance levels. She really enjoys meeting new people and being the first point of contact for a company that she’s proud of. She is undoubtedly already an asset to the company and our customers!
Our crews are what keep this company moving. They’re the ones who put in the work no matter what. They deserve all the credit!
We only employ highly skilled tree climbers and the finest equipment operators on our crews. All of our crew members are fully insured, professionally trained, and most have been with us for many years. They are the friendliest and hardest workers around. They have a true passion to care for your trees and the strength and skill to prune or remove large, dangerous, or unwanted trees as well. Tree work is very dangerous and should only be performed by trained professionals, such as the crew members on the Green Vista staff.
What Makes Us Different
At Green Vista, we're proud of the equipment we use to maintain your trees.
- Green Vista Tree Care owns the only remote-controlled tree removal crane in the area. This is the safest and most modern way to remove a tree. Curious? See this video of it in action!
- We boast the largest bucket truck made for the urban tree care industry, designed to safely and efficiently reach extreme heights.
- We only operate up-to-date equipment and vehicles that are routinely maintained, inspected, and washed.
- We operate EPA low emission trucks and chippers to protect your environment.
- All of our equipment is custom made for the tree care industry, such as our mini skid steer grapple loaders, stump grinders, forestry units, wood chippers, and recyclers.
- We use special alturna mats to protect your lawn (instead of the less expensive and less protective plywood used by most companies).
We recycle all of our wood, debris, and chips locally with local forestry recycling centers.
We represent ourselves in a professional manner and all of our employees wear uniforms and job site safety protective gear.
Our crews speak English and our estimators and staff are always a phone call away ready to assist.
Involved In Our Local Communities
When we're not caring for your trees we're busy helping our community, local boys and girls clubs, churches, and residents plant trees and care for their urban forest environment.
We also help sponsor local boys and girls club events in the community and are involved in organizing youth sporting events for the less fortunate.
We believe in giving back to the community and being of service. Care is the primary word in who we are.
Get a Complimentary Estimate
If you'd like to get a quote from Green Vista for any of your tree service needs, just give us a call or click the button below to use our online form.
Top notch customer service and the best employees in the tree care industry are why we have become Northern VA's premier tree care company.
Gregory D. Foster, Owner
What Our Customers Say
I've used Green Vista on two occasions. In both cases, the company was very professional, prompt and courteous. - K.K., Vienna, VA
The customer service, workmanship and professionalism of Green Vista Tree Care far exceeded our expectations. - Mary B., Reston, VA
OUR SERVICE AREA
We provide quality tree care services to the following cities and counties, as well as surrounding areas.
Alexandria VA, Arlington County VA, Fairfax County VA
Dunn Loring, VA
Fairfax Station, VA
Falls Church, VA
Fort Belvoir, VA
Great Falls, VA