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
President
Scott, founder and president of Katsura Landscaping, has over 21 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 son. He was born and lives in North Vancouver.
Alex Murray
Vice President of Operations
Alex completed the Capilano University Landscape Horticulture program in 2007. Alex has over 21 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 two children.
Marcelo Marques
Maintenance Manager
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. He has been with the company since 2017 and has completed the Landscape Horticulture Diploma program at Burnaby Continuing Education. His favourite tasks are pruning and planting. He enjoys working with clients to realize the potential of their gardens and outdoor spaces. He loves exploring the mountains and lakes of BC and any outdoor activities, especially mountain biking.

Bookkeeper

Yolanda Gomez
Yolanda has a has a certificate of distinction in Accounting and Finance, and her background is in Hotel and Tourism administration. She learnt about plants from a young age from her mother, when she assisted in planting flowers on their family farm. She likes to take care of flower pots on her balcony. She loves the landscape of Vancouver with it’s trees, mountains, and the sea. Here favorite hobbies are cooking, playing guitar, and making Christmas decorations. She lives in North Vancouver with her husband.

Staff

Spencer Scott
Crew Leader
Spencer has 5 years of landscaping experience and loves working outdoors with plants as he enjoys Vancouver’s landscape and good weather. His best landscaping skill is pruning shrubs and his favourite task is shaping hedges. Spencer has successfully completed the Burnaby Residential Landscape diploma program. In his spare time, he enjoys snowboarding at the local mountains.
Chase Easun-Gray
Crew Leader
Chase is in his fourth year of landscaping. He has successfully completed the Burnaby Residential Landscape diploma program, as well as other horticultural courses in Guelph. His strongest skills are shrub shaping, trimming and pruning and his favourite task is tree pruning. He likes caring for gardens and planting. Chase loves being close to nature and living near the mountains in Vancouver as he enjoys camping, hiking and canoeing.
Adnan Semanic
Crew Leader
Adnan has over 10 years of experience in maintenance, building, and installation at his own property in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A few years ago he decided to switch his Bachelor in Law degree for working outside doing landscaping. He wanted to try a job without walls that only nature can offer. His best landscaping skills are working with power tools. His favorite task is building lumber walls. In his spare time he likes hiking, running, biking, watching movies, and exploring new places.
Jorge Santos
Crew Leader
Jorge has completed the Residential Landscape Technician program at Burnaby College as well as a Permaculture Design Certificate. He is in his fourth year of landscape maintenance. He learned gardening from his grandparents and loves working in nature as well as the reward of completing jobs to a high standard. His favorite tasks are pruning, hedging and mowing. In his free time, he loves biking, paddle boarding, and also gardening. He likes Vancouver for the mix of city and nature, and the diversity and richness.
Gavin Petersen
Crew Leader
Gavin has completed the UBC Horticulture program. He has also gained invaluable plant knowledge from working at a garden center. He likes the satisfaction of gardening, working outdoors with wildlife and seeing different client’s unique gardens. His favorite tasks are pruning, planting, and removing invasive plants. He likes living close to mountains and having a long growing season on the West Coast.
Andre Faustino
Andre has a background as an agricultural engineer, with a Masters degree in Plant Phytopathology. He mostly worked with coffee crops in his home country Brazil. His best landscaping skills are mowing, planting, and weeding. His favorite hobby is going to the gym. He is excited to be in Vancouver and is enjoying all that the city and outdoors has to offer.
Paula Samuels
Paula has fourteen years landscaping experience. She has completed Level 2 of Environmental Ecosystems Landscaping. Her best skills are pruning, planting, and interacting with customers. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, and all outdoor activities. Her favorite things about Vancouver are the diversity of the forests, the mountains, the ocean, the local plants and wildlife.
Sabrina Bravo
Sabrina has a background in audio engineering and music production. Her best strengths are lawn care and being detail oriented on garden bed work. Her favorite things about landscaping are getting to learn about new plants every day and working in the great outdoors. Outside of work she likes to produce music and DJ. She loves the weather, ocean and mountains of Vancouver.
Karla Cordova
Karla has completed the Residential Landscape Technician program at Bunaby College. She also has a degree in Communications and Marketing. She has an eagerness to learn new skills and likes working outside with nature. Her favorite tasks are mowing, pruning, and cleaning beds. Her favorite hobbies are cross fit, camping, and climbing. She enjoys the summers in Vancouver and living close to trails, lakes, and mountains.
Michaela Vacinova
Michaela has a background in the educational field as she is originally a teacher focused on Psychology, Health, and Sports. Because of this she enjoys movement and being outside at work. Her strength lies in her passion for teamwork and precision in assigned work. It makes her happy to see the progress in the garden and to be in touch with plants on a daily basis. Outside of work she is interested in music, dancing, beekeeping, and spending time in the mountains. That is why she is glad to call North Vancouver home.
Juliana Laguado
Juliana is currently enrolled in the Horticulture program at Kwantlen University. Her best skills are pruning shrubs and mowing lawns. She likes working outdoors in gardens all day, and finding new plant species to recognize. Her favorite hobbies are tennis and hiking. She loves Vancouver for its natural green spaces, mountains, sea, and mild winters.