Emergency tree service and removal
For the Portland OR-Vancouver WA area
Did a storm knock down a tree in your yard?
Since 1924, General Tree Service has been providing emergency tree service to homes and businesses in the Portland-Vancouver area. Whether a tree fell on your house causing structural damage or hit power lines on the way down, the professionals at General Tree can handle even the most complicated and dangerous tree removals.
We take the stress out of emergency tree removal
It’s never fun dealing with storm damage and downed trees, and the staff at General Tree wants to make the situation as stress free as possible for you. From the first phone call to the completion of the service, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and strive to make the process as pleasant as it can be.
When we arrive at your property, we’ll quickly assess the situation and take care of any immediate dangers to prevent further damage. After careful evaluation by our crew, we’ll explain to you what needs to be done.
If we’re presenting multiple options, we will explain the pros and cons of each. Our goal is to give you all of the critical information so you can make the best choice.
Safety is always a concern
All employees receive training in proper safety procedures as we’re not only concerned about our crews, but also your family and property.
It is standard procedure for all climbers to use tree saddles and safety lines when working above 15 feet as well as ground crews wearing hard hats and placing safety devices to control traffic.
Appropriate head, eye and ear protection is worn by all crew members and only trained employees are allowed to work within 10 feet of an energized line.
Equipment and experience is necessary
No matter what your situation, dealing with trees downed by storm damage requires the right equipment and experience in order to prevent further damage.
This is where having trained professionals make all the difference between having the job done right and incurring more destruction when an inexperienced company doesn’t follow proper procedures.
Here are some tips to follow when a tree or large branches fall on your property.
- Don’t try to move it yourself; call a tree company as they know how to safely deal with it.
- If the tree hit a power line, do not go near it. Call the power company and report the incident.
- If the tree or limbs fell on your house, vehicle or other structure, make sure no one is hurt. If there’s no immediate danger to yourself or your family, call a tree service right away.
- For insurance purposes, you will want to take photos of the damage though make sure you are not exposing yourself to further harm to do this.