Three generations caring for trees.

Charlie Mote started his residential tree care business in the La Crescenta/La Cañada area in 1962. This was John Mote, Sr.'s introduction to the tree business where he worked as a groundman and climber from 1975 until joining the tree moving division at Valley Crest Tree Company in 1984.

In 1997 John Sr. founded Senna Tree Company and in 2004 John Mote, Jr. joined the family business with a keen eye to possibly a 4th generation.

John Mote, Sr.
ISA Certified Arborist #508
NCCCO #60224819
CA License C27 #731721
NV License #0064241
John Mote, Jr.
ISA Certified Arborist #WE-7648A
NCCCO #060224820R


Senna Tree Company specializes in the relocation, preservation and sale of large specimen trees.

The company's contract tree moving services provide unparallel in-house capability and expertise to preserve and relocate trees from 48" inch and 40' box size.

Senna Tree company is the current Guinness World Record Holder for the largest tree successfully moved on planet earth to date. That tree, a 916,000 lb. Valley Oak with an 84" trunk diameter and 100' spread was moved in 2002 and still thrives today.

At our Los Angeles and Orange County nursery facilities you will find over 20 acres of unique, one of a kind, specimen trees and palms, hand selected for quality and vigor.


Each year Senna Tree Company, with the support of our customers, saves hundreds of trees which might otherwise be destroyed. These are quality trees displaced by site development, all carefully selected, harvested from the urban landscape and maintained at our nursery facilities until our customers give them new homes. Senna Tree Company has invested over $2.1 million dollars towards replacing or upgrading our entire fleet with the most advanced clean burning diesel technology, exceeding federal and state “Clean Air” requirements.