Foothill Tree Service was established in 1965 by James Dykstra and remains a family owned business to this day.
Our Dad, Jim, moved from Idaho to Placerville, California in 1965. At that time he was working 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. 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. Though Jim didn’t realize it at the time, he had started a legacy – one of safety, of education and of care for our clients
Fifty years later, Foothill Tree Service is still being run by Jim’s family, and still operates with the motto: “Treat our Clients as Friends, and our Employees as Family.” If something goes wrong, WE WILL MAKE IT RIGHT. It is our standard to make sure you’re completely satisfied and we will never offer a service that you don’t need.