Oregon Arborist receives dual honors

Terrill Collier, an arborist, owner and president of Collier Arbor Care in Portland, Ore., is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) prestigious Honorary Life Membership Award and has been named an ISA True Professional of Arboriculture for 2013.
The Honorary Lifetime Membership is awarded to ISA members who have contributed substantially to the progress of arboriculture. The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry and around their community.
ISA President Terrence Flanagan honored Collier in ceremonies during August in Toronto, as part of the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show, held August 3rd—7th, 2013.
“Collier is a true leader in our industry, tirelessly promoting proper tree care to the consumer, encouraging ISA Certification and generously donating his time to tree causes,” says Flanagan. “He leads with a quiet professionalism and his standards of excellence are admired by many.”
As a second generation business owner, Collier has transformed Collier Arbor Care into one of the top arboriculture firms in Oregon.  From conducting pro-bono work on historic tree care to raising thousands of dollars bike riding in the Tour des Trees with his family to fund tree research, Collier carries out his daily activities with a quiet demeanor, a positive attitude, and a willingness to share his knowledge with others.
“I have volunteered for various committees and boards in our industry for the past 30 years,” says Collier. “Working with leaders in arboriculture has helped advance my skills and knowledge level. I am extremely grateful to ISA for choosing me to receive an Award of Distinction and naming me a True Professional. There is no higher honor than to be recognized by your peers.”