Archives for Landscape Maintenance

Growing Customer Relationships Is Focus Of General Tree Service

Connecting with Portland customers via Social Media Part 1 of a 3-part series We like to say we’re big enough to provide all the tree, shrub and plant care you may need though small enough to care for each customer as if they’re our only customer. While many things have changed in the tree care […]

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What You Need To Know About Portland Chip Drop

What is Chip Drop? Chip Drop matches people who want free or inexpensive wood chips with Portland Oregon arborists and tree companies who have a constant supply and would prefer to see them put to good use.  People looking for free or cheap wood chips can sign up on the Portland Chip Drop website for […]

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Welcome Customers of Landscape Spray Service in McMinnville

General Tree Service, located in Beaverton Oregon, is excited to announce that we are assuming the responsibility and care for customers of Landscape Spray Service in McMinnville. Owned and operated by Cliff and Merlynne Parker, Landscape Spray Service has been a fixture in the McMinnville community for years. Quality service will continue Ray Carter, general […]

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Ready For Winter? Pruning Trees Should Be Part Of Winter Prep

Our storm season is just getting started and while you may have prepared your Portland home for high winds and rain, have you done the same for your trees? Preventative pruning can decrease chance of damage The high winds that often accompany our storm systems can wreak havoc to your property when branches fall or […]

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Start Thinking About Portland Weed Control Now

The time to start thinking about weed control is before you see any weeds growing in your Portland or Vancouver yard. Wait until the weeds start sprouting and you’ll have a much bigger battle on your hands as they always seem to multiple like crazy. I’m sure you agree that weeds make your property look […]

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Portland Homeowners-Look For Signs Of Boxwood Blight

It’s come to our attention that Portland Oregon homeowners should be on the lookout for Boxwood blight in their yards. Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with OSU’s Extension Service was interviewed by the Oregonian and stated that this is a serious problem and warns us the disease is spreading to the Portland Oregon […]

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Plant Health Care Basics For Portland Oregon Homeowners

Plant health care is very important yet many homeowners don’t exactly know what it is or how their plants and landscape benefit from it.  This is the first of several posts where we’ll explain what it is, how it works and why it’s a good investment for Portland homeowners (and business owners too). What’s the […]

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Mycorrhizal fungi helps plants and shrubs stay healthy

At General Tree Service, we are always looking for tools to help your trees and shrubs in your Portland yard stay healthy and vigorous. Mycorrhizal fungi helps plants in many ways so keep reading to learn what it is and how it can help your trees, plants and shrubs. What is Mycorrhizae? Mycorrhizae are fungi […]

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Portland Oregon landscapes being attacked by a new pest-Azalea Lace bug

Do your azaleas and rhododendrons look pale and off color? The Azalea Lace bug may be attacking the underside of the leaves by sucking out chlorophyll, therefore reducing photosynthesis and transpiration. This results in heavily damaged leaves turning brown and causing defoliation. If left untreated, these azalea bugs can kill your beautiful plants leaving your […]

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Improper use of insect control can damage environment

You probably have heard about the “bee kill” incidents in Wilsonville that occurred over the summer. This incident involved an insect control called Safari and is still under investigation by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. We have been informed this incident involved an improper application of Safari. We were not involved in any of these […]

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