Our Dad, Jim, moved from Idaho to Placerville, California in 1965. At that time he was working for Asplundh Tree as a General Foreman doing commercial line clearance for PG&E. It was his responsibility to run many crews safely – without injury to his men or property damage for the client. Before long though, he recognized a need in the residential sector and founded Foothill Tree Service in September of that year as an answer to that need.
It started small – just a side business on the weekend, but when those first clients recognized that Jim looked after them like friends- they became life-long clients. The clientele steadily grew, and Jim was beginning to realize that ‘Residential work’ is where he wanted to stay; so, he ended his career at Asplundh. He didn’t realize it at the time, but he had started a culture, a legacy- one of safety, of education and of care for our clients. He had no idea that this little side business would see him to his retirement and beyond.
Fifty years later, Foothill Tree Service is still being run by Jim’s family. His son, Chad, takes on the brunt of the Arboricultural work, but still operates “Safety First” and with the motto: “Treat our Clients as Friends, and our Employees as Family.” Another standard Jim instilled in our company is that if something goes wrong, WE WILL MAKE IT RIGHT. We see our clients as friends, and we will make sure you’re completely satisfied and we will never offer a service that you don’t need.
Hedge Trimming, Land Clearing, Mulching, Stump Grinding, Stump Removal, Tree Planting, Tree Pruning, Tree Removal, Wood Chipping, Consulting, Plant Health Care, Urban Tree Management
Cameron Park, Camino, Coloma, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Lotus, Placerville, Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills, Folsom
T.C.I.A. (Tree Care Industry Association.) Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists, James Dykstra (WE-5892A) and Chad Dykstra (WE-5893A.) Both are qualified in tree risk assessment through the ISA’s TRAQ program. Chad is also a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.