Dave Potter

Dave Potter, owner and operator of Totem Tree Operations, grew up in Port Alberni and moved to the Comox valley when he was 18. He considers both places home. An avid rock climber, at the age of 22 Dave began learning about forestry work and was climbing trees full time by 2003.


Shortly after Dave became a Certified Faller and began his own tree service (formally known as Alberni Valley Tree Service). Dave brings with him 13 years of forestry experience and is known by some as the “tree whisperer”. Dave’s first priority is safety. He is hard working and efficient and always leaves the work site clean and the job complete.


Dave’s crew, are experienced loggers and/or arborists bringing with them a wide scale of knowledge. Dave oversees all his staff to continue his commitment to safety.