Overview

Katsura Landscaping is a landscape services company founded by Scott Haile in 2006. Katsura Landscaping provides high-end softscape design, planting and maintenance for West Vancouver and North Vancouver. All of our workers are insured with WorkSafe BC, and we have general liability insurance. We are a proud member of the B.C. Landscape Nursery Association which sets standards for “best practices” in the industry.

Our aim is to provide professional, courteous, timely service that exceeds your expectations.

Our core values are:

  • Customer service
  • Dependability
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

The Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

The Katsura tree is a very distinctive landscape tree known for its delicate leaves and bright autumn colour. In autumn, the heart shaped leaves smell of burnt sugar when crushed, and the tree turns bright yellow, pink, and orange-red.

Our Team

Management Team

Scott Haile

Scott, founder and president of Katsura Landscaping, has over 15 years of industry experience. He completed the Capilano University Landscape Horticulture program in 2006, and is a Certified Landscape Professional (CLP), a designation given to landscape managers through the Canada Nursery Landscape Association. He started the company in 2006 after completing the Capilano program. He enjoys snowboarding, playing guitar, and running North Shore trails. He has a wife and young son. He was born and lives in North Vancouver.

Alex Murray

Alex is the maintenance division manager. He attended the Capilano University Landscape Horticulture program in 2007. Alex has over 15 years of landscaping experience and brings lots of enthusiasm, reliability, and attention to detail. He has great plant identification and knowledge, and combines this with his exceptional turf knowledge. He has been with the company since 2008. Prior to that he had his own landscape maintenance business. He enjoys hiking and sports. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife and son.


Accountant

Karen Grannery

Karen Grannary has been with Katsura Landscaping for over 8 years, an accountant for more than 30 years having studied Business Administration at McGill University and CGA at Ryerson in Toronto. Karen has many years’ experience in the corporate world and enjoys being part of the Katsura team. You can often see Karen paddling on the water with her Dragon Boat Team.


Designer

Vera Bedard

Vera’s expertise is to help you navigate the many options that could be used in your design and determine the style, materials and practical elements that combine to meet your wants and needs. She has been a landscape designer for over 20 years and has an extensive knowledge of plants and a creative eye for planting design layouts.


Landscape Maintenance Staff

Nathan Hyde

Nathan is a maintenance foreman. He has 5 years’ experience doing landscaping on the North Shore. He takes pride in his fine attention to detail in every job he does. He really enjoys working outside, feeling alive and connected to the natural world. His favorite types of jobs are garden restorations and pruning Rhodos/overgrown shrubs. He enjoys playing hacky sack, and finds Vancouver’s mild winters to be very enjoyable compared to other cities in Canada.

Jess Mellen

Jess is a very experienced gardener. She has completed the UBC Landscape Horticulture Program that is fully integrated with horticultural activities in the UBC Botanical Garden. As part of the program she learnt about principles and techniques of landscape design, garden ecology, plant biology and plant health, the nature and role of soil in natural and constructed landscapes, as well as practical, hands-on landscape and garden management. She enjoys working on the North Shore because of the multitude of beautiful gardens.

Amilie Devault

Amilie brings many years of experience to her job at Katsura Landscaping. She has a graduate professional Certificate in Greenhouse and Plant Production, and spent ten years in greenhouse management and nursery sales. This has given her great plant identification and horticulture knowledge in perennials, shrubs, evergreens, tropical and annual plants. She is also enrolled in the Landscape Horticulture Diploma program at Burnaby Continuing Education. She loves working with plants and seeing a garden evolve. In her spare time she likes painting and drawing, and enjoying the Vancouver seashore and wilderness.

Marcelo Marques

Marcelo has a bachelor's degree in Agronomy from Brazil. As part of this he has studied plant physiology, plant nutrition, soil, and pest and diseases. He loves maintaining landscapes as he enjoys working outside and with nature. His favourite tasks are pruning and planting. He is currently enrolled in the Landscape Horticulture Diploma program at Burnaby Continuing Education. He loves exploring the mountains and lakes of BC and any outdoor activities, but also likes watching movies.

Amir Hassanzadeh

Amir loves doing project work. He is currently enrolled in the Landscape Horticulture Diploma program at Burnaby Continuing Education. He is proficient in planting and hedging, building small lumber walls, garden bed edging, stairs, flagstone, and pathway installation. He enjoys working with plants and soil and the tranquility it brings. Outside of work, his hobbies are hiking and watching classic movies. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife and young daughter.