About Us

Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service provides a complete range of tree care and landscape services for residential, commercial, and municipal clients throughout northern Virginia.

If you'd like to learn more about working with us, we'd love to talk with you! Just give us a call at 703-402-9366.

A Locally Owned and Operated Company

Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service is proud to serve the Northern Virginia area, where we've provided the highest quality of tree care and landscape services since 2016.

From our talented and passionate crews to our dedicated project managers and office staff, every member of our team plays a key role in maintaining Riverbend’s high standards for tree care and landscape services.

Our goal is to help develop your unique vision for your property and use that to transform your residential or commercial space. Our extensive knowledge, training, and attention to safety allow us to perform even the most difficult tree removals, provide detailed landscaping designs to fit your ideas and budget, and maintain the health of the landscape surrounding your property.

With every project comes true creativity as we strive to bring every project to the next level.

Let us help you grow your vision!

Meet our Owner, Logan Jones

Growing up in the Great Falls area, Logan was deeply influenced by landscaping professionals on both sides of his family. He was raised with a unique understanding of both the science and the aesthetic considerations involved in creating and maintaining beautiful and thriving landscapes.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Mary Washington, Logan built upon his unique background in the industry by founding Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service. He is proud to apply his extensive business and industry knowledge within his own company to provide you with the quality of work and exceptional customer service you deserve.

In Logan’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing with his dogs, and being outdoors!

ISA Certified Arborist # MA6265A

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Logan is super friendly, responsive, ambitious, and accommodating. He and his crews are local, and they really know the area and the environmental characteristics of the land very well.

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Jenn Atkinson, General Manager

After working in the financial services industry for almost a decade, Jenn made a career change by joining Riverbend in the summer of 2020, bringing extensive experience in sales, as well as commercial real estate. She oversees all aspects of both the tree and landscaping operations, plus customer service and marketing.

Jenn is a northern Virginia native who's intimately familiar with our part of the state. She grew up in West Springfield, attended Radford University, and now lives in Ashburn with her husband and two children.

Her extraordinary passion project revolves around the noble mission of educating future generations about the wonders of arboriculture. Her program involves visiting classrooms of diverse backgrounds, where she imparts knowledge about exciting careers in the world of trees and shares fascinating tidbits of information that make learning about trees an enjoyable experience.

Jenn's reach extends far and wide, as she has had the privilege of engaging with various audiences, from preschoolers and elementary school students to homeschool co-op groups and Girl Scout troops. Her commitment to this educational endeavor knows no bounds, and she warmly welcomes anyone who shares an interest in learning about the enchanting world of trees. Jenn's dedication to this cause is a shining example of her genuine passion for fostering environmental awareness and knowledge among young minds.

ISA Certified Arborist #MA-7029A
TCIA Certified Tree Care Specialist
TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Specialist
TCIA Plant Health Care Technician
Project Learning Tree Certifications: Green Jobs Exploring Forest Careers and Explore Your Environment for grades K-8

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Peter Hart, Certified Arborist

Peter’s passion for trees started early in life. He was actively involved and taught at Audubon Nature Camps beginning at the age of 12. While a young teenager, he had memorized the botanical names for most of the trees indigenous to New England. He then acquired his degree in Arboriculture from the University of Massachusetts.

In just 20 years, he became a Massachusetts-certified arborist. As he pursued his career, he also obtained the certified arborist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification status through the International Society of Arboriculture. He is also a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert and an accepted member of the premier professional arborist organization, the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Peter believes strongly in the importance of continuing education in Arboriculture and regularly participates in continued learning in the ever-changing Arboriculture world.

ISA Board Certified Master Arborist BCMA #MA4749B
ISA Certified Arborist # MA4749A
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified TRAQ
Maryland Licensed Tree Expert - MLTE #2493
Massachusetts Certified Arborist - MCA #1927
Member American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
Member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
Member of the Mid Atlantic ISA Chapter (MAC-ISA)

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Ryan Pirault, Certified Arborist

Ryan is an overall plant nut. His love of trees began in his Grandma’s small garden – his curiosity and amazement with flowers stay with him until this day. Ryan’s background working with plants is diverse. He has an extensive portfolio of working internationally with governments, NGOs, education organizations, private groups, and start-ups in emerging plant-centric spaces.

In 2015, Ryan traveled to Malaysia with a team of international climbers and researchers, where they climbed some of the tallest trees on Earth to study epiphytic plant communities growing in the tree canopies.

Ryan was born and raised in Fairfax County, VA. While at NoVA Community College, he studied Biology and Music. In 2014, he started a tree care and landscape design company, Livity Works LLC, and was a top-rated local professional. Ryan obtained his arborist certification through the International Society of Arboriculture in 2019. He also holds certifications in design and organic farming.

Ryan is passionate about the care of trees and finding effective and economical solutions that serve our complex urban environments.

ISA Certified Arborist # MA-6138A
TRAQ – Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

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Eric Gibbons, Certified Arborist

Eric, a steadfast presence at Riverbend for over a year, brings a rich tapestry of experiences that grace our midst. His earlier days as an arborist for a hunt club speak of a deep affinity with nature's rhythms, a trait that now colors his approach to our endeavors.

Before joining us, Eric's dedication found expression as a high school PE and Driver's Ed teacher, shaping young lives with wisdom and care. This same care is evident in his role here, as he navigates tasks with a seasoned hand and a patient demeanor.

Yet, beyond his professional roles, Eric finds his center in his family – a devoted husband and father of three, residing in the tranquil embrace of Warrenton. This gentle reminder of his humanity adds a touch of authenticity to his interactions.

In essence, Eric's journey, woven with threads of arboriculture, education, and family, adorns our narrative with a blend of skill, kindness, and depth that is undeniably enriching.

ISA CertifiedArborist # MA-7039A

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Marcel Girard, Sales Arborist

Marcel, formerly the owner of Preventative Tree Maintenance, transitioned to our team after Riverbend acquired his company. With decades of experience in the industry and a background as a Marine, Marcel brings a wealth of expertise to our organization. Notably, he recently achieved his ISA certification as an ISA-certified Arborist, a testament to his commitment to professional excellence.

Marcel's specialization lies in tree removal, tree trimming, and property maintenance. He places a strong emphasis on ensuring the safety and protection of our client's homes and properties. Among his peers, Marcel's extensive experience and profound knowledge of the tree industry are widely recognized and highly regarded. His presence on our team enriches our capacity to provide top-tier arboricultural services.

ISA CertifiedArborist # MA-7084A

David Gahn, Estimator at Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service in Great Falls, VA.

David Gahn, Tree Care Estimator

David has more than 25 years of experience climbing, pruning, removing, and working with trees. David's experience includes the use of cranes when appropriate to the specific 'take down', as well as the more technical removals requiring climbing, using ropes, and deploying pulleys. In 1993, he established County Tree and Land and built his client base predominantly by referral and word of mouth. In 2021, David and County Tree became part of the Riverbend family, where he continues to provide the top-notch customer service and tree services he's known for.

David has been a resident of McLean since 1973. He attended Langley High School and graduated from Colorado State in 1989. He continues to call McLean his home with his wife, Maria, a resident of McLean since 1969.

Mike Henry

Mike Henry, Safety & Production Manager, Sale Arborist

Mike, with approximately five years of experience in the tree care industry, joined our team after his tenure with Bartlett in Baltimore. He brings a diverse skill set and a strong commitment to professional development, as evidenced by his affiliations with organizations such as ASCA (American Society of Consulting Arborists), TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) CTSP (Certified Tree Care Safety Professional), and his Maryland Licensed Tree Expert credentials.

Mike's background and qualifications make him a valuable asset to our team, and his dedication to maintaining high industry standards aligns with our mission to provide top-quality tree care services.

ISA Certified Arborist #MA-7108A
Maryland Licensed Tree Experts #2618
TCIA Certified TreeCare Safety Professional (CTSP) #005450
TCIA TreeCare Specialist
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TCIA Crane Operations Specialist
TCIA Climber Specialist
American Society Of Consulting Arborist (ASCA Member)
Maryland Arborist Association (Member)
Maryland Forest Association (Member)
Trees Matter (Member)
Society Of American Foresters (SAF Member)
ISA MAC Mid-Atlantic Member
TCIA Active Member

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Brian Kayhart, Plant Healthcare Manager & Sales Arborist

Brian Kayhart, originally from New Jersey, moved to DMV seven years ago. He developed an early interest in plants and pursued horticulture studies at West Virginia University. Afterward, he worked for a horticulture firm in New Jersey before becoming Thrive's Director of Horticulture in 2012. In November, Kayhart joined RA as the Environmental Resource Supervisor.

His expertise includes tree and plant identification, invasive plant control, and ISA arborist certification. He's dedicated to preserving DMV's forests and meadows and educating the public about maintaining a healthy ecosystem. Kayhart's goal is to instill a passion for nature and wildlife conservation in the community.

ISA CertifiedArborist # MA-5701A

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Brad Porter, Landscape Operations Manager

At the age of 7, Brad started working evenings at a Christmas tree farm next to his neighborhood, making wreaths and learning about conifers. Growing up in Ohio, he worked at the local metro parks and eventually started his own business in his junior year of high school with his twin brother and a close friend. A highlight of his early years in the industry was working with a master gardener for a home which he maintained - this home won Landscape of the Year awards several years running. Growing and expanding his business, Brad took many new opportunities and was very successful in Ohio.

Fast Forward to 2022, Brad and his family made a decision to move to the DC area to be close to his brother’s family. Searching for a place he could bring his extensive knowledge and growth mindset, Brad found Riverbend! We are lucky to have him on our team and part of the Riverbend family.

On the weekends, Brad likes to hang out with his wife, son, and friends.  He enjoys water sports and anything outdoors.

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Corey Scarbrough, Landscape Expert

Growing up in Virginia, Corey is very knowledgeable of our area. With six years of experience, Corey is excited to grow his knowledge of the landscaping and tree industry with Riverbend! Before joining Riverbend, Corey previously worked with our partnering company, Preventive Maintenance. From landscape maintenance to installations, Corey will be there with you every step of the way! He has knowledge of drainage and grading solutions to help maintain the health of your landscape and property.

In Corey’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves golfing, computer gaming, and being outdoors!

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Emerson Bonilla, Tree & Plant Healthcare Specialist, Registered Technician

Emerson has been working as a Tree and Plant Health Care Specialist for eight years. In the beginning of his career, Emerson completed his certification courses at the University of Maryland. Tree health problems are not always obvious! Working hand in hand with our ISA Certified Arborists, Emerson can help you with insect identification, understanding soil chemistry, as well as the bacterial or fungal diseases that your trees and plants could be suffering from.

While Emerson has lived in Virginia most of his life, he has also lived in Kansas City - Go Chiefs! During Emerson’s free time, he loves doing fun activities with his family - he has two daughters.

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What Makes Riverbend so Special?

Focused on YOU

Our team’s reputation is based on honesty, professionalism, reasonable pricing, and high-quality tree and landscaping services tailored to your needs.

We’ve listened to our clients, heard your concerns about other companies you've hired, and taken that to heart. That's why we offer:

convenient and flexible scheduling to fit with your calendar

complete management of projects from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy the outcomes without the stress of staying on top of everything yourself

highly-trained and empowered team members who proactively address any potential issues before they become a problem

the highest level of quality and service to exceed your expectations

simple and easy ways to schedule an estimate, approve a proposal, and pay your invoice

Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service comes prepared for any job with the modern and efficient equipment, specialized tools, and professional expertise needed to expand upon your ideas and deliver the best possible service and outcomes.

Dependable, Professional, Quality-Driven

Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service uses the most advanced equipment and specialized tools to maintain your unique outdoor living space. Our professional team is quick to respond to your every landscape need or concern while working diligently to produce a landscape design that enhances your home’s aesthetic. Our exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to delivering noteworthy services will make all the difference in upgrading your landscape.

We look forward to collaborating with you to develop a beautiful landscape!

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