Our Team

Ted & Christine Huffman

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Ted and Christine Huffman began Green Leaf Tree Care as a sole proprietorship in 1980 while living in the Midwest. Upon returning to Southern California in 1982 to give birth to their son Jonathan, they became a leading tree and landscape service to the Redlands/Inland Area for 16 years. In 1998, they brought the company to San Diego and “put down roots.”  Ted has been an ISA Certified Arborist (WE-2159A) for over 20 years & trimming trees for over 40 years. Christine worked with her husband Ted for 20 years and then went back to school and got her teaching credentials and taught elementary for 15 years. We are happy to have her back helping us after she retired from teaching last year.

Jonathan Huffman

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Jonathan was born and raised in the tree service industry and started "learning the ropes" in 2001. He took some time away from San Diego to pursue his own path but found his way back to San Diego to help run the company his parents founded and lead a new generation of Tree Care Professionals. As the Foreman and one of the lead climbers, he will personally make sure your plans for your trees are carried out perfectly.

The Crew

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These are the hardest working and greatest group of guys you could ever want to have work on your trees. We take great pride in our work and can’t wait to meet you and help you with your trees at your property.


  • Antonio Villatoro
  • Harry Manroe Jr.
  • Arturo Dorantes
  • Chris French

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will work on my landscape?

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The only people who will work on your landscape are Green Leaf Tree Care employees. Our team members have experience and horticultural backgrounds, and we will all be familiar with your landscape needs. 

Are you insured and licensed?

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Ted Huffman, CEO of Green Leaf Tree Care, Inc. has been an ISA Certified Arborist (WE-2159A) since 1998.


We provide certification for all of our tree climbers through the International Society of Arboriculture.

We are fully insured with Workers' Comp and general liability. We are licensed in the cities of San Diego, Coronado, and Imperial Beach. Lic.#860644

What kind of landscaping do you do?

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We can do all kinds of landscaping, but our specialty is Tree trimming, lacing, pruning and removals. Tell us what kind of project you have in mind and we're positive we can help you out or help you find someone who can.