Winter is a good time to inspect your trees

You may think late fall and winter is a bad time to have your trees inspected by a professional, but it can be beneficial.  With all the leaves gone, our trained arborists can better see the structure and condition of your trees.  Leaves can mask problems, such as cracks, splits or decay cavities in the […]

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General Tree Service Chosen By ODA For Japanese Beetle Eradication

2019 Update on Eradication program As 2019 draws to a close, here’s an update on the Japanese Beetle Eradication project. Estimated 3,000 acres was treated in 2019, including 8,500 residences, 6 schools, 8 parks, 3 shopping centers and 1 golf course. 7,749 Japanese beetles were trapped in the Cedar Mill area, a 56% reduction from […]

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General Tree Service Acquires True Care Inc.

General Tree Service is proud to announce True Care Inc. Tree Service is now part of the General Tree family.  For your convenience, we have kept the same phone number (503-678-5388) and have the same True Care Inc. website although we have condensed it for quicker review of our services. We welcome all True Care […]

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Frequently Asked Questions From Portland Homeowners

This is Part 2 of our FAQ blog series and it focuses on trees. Why should I prune my trees? Makes the tree structurally stronger. Maintains safety by removing dead and dying wood that is more prone to breaking and causing damage. Improves the tree’s health by thinning the tree to increase light and air […]

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Cast Your Vote For Beaverton’s Favorite Tree

The city of Beaverton is seriously dedicated to the health of all their trees as every year their city arborists care for more than 20,000 local trees.  Therefore, General Tree Service is excited to help promote Beaverton’s Favorite Tree Contest. The city of Beaverton is asking all its citizens to participate by casting a vote […]

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Frequently Asked Questions From Portland Homeowners

General Tree Service often hears the same questions from homeowners in Portland so here’s the answers to our most frequently asked questions. The FAQs have been divided into 2 parts. Part 1 deals with mostly landscaping while Part 2 focuses on tree care. Why are your services so expensive? Our staff is comprised of experienced […]

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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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Winter Is Great Time For Pruning Trees In Portland

At General Tree Service, we have a saying, “It’s always a good time to prune” though the winter months are an especially good time for pruning trees.  Why?  Winter is the dormant season and the branches are bare thus making it easier for arborists to determine its structural pruning needs. Role of pruning in tree’s […]

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Area Reps Offer Higher Level Of Service To Portland Communities

This is the final installment of a 3-part series entitled Growing Customer Relations Is Focus Of General Tree Service Community reps for Portland and Vancouver metro area In our ongoing effort to improve customer service, we have designated specific employees to handle the communities in and around Portland and Vancouver.  We feel they are better […]

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It’s Always A Good Time To Plant Containers

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, it’s never too early or too late to plant containers.  Whether you live in Portland Oregon or Vancouver Washington, that’s good news for homeowners. Containers are versatile Many people think containers are only good for planting annuals that will bloom throughout the summer season when, in fact, they […]

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