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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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Tree Preservation Grant Helps Save Trees In Portland And Vancouver

Do you have a tree or trees that are in need of care? General Tree Service offers its Tree Preservation Grant program to help save trees that would otherwise not get the care they need. Organizations and individuals in the metropolitan Portland Oregon or Vancouver Washington area are eligible.  Get your application by calling General […]

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The Japanese Beetle Is Invasive Pest Threatening Oregon (Part 2)

If you have not already read it, here’s a link to Part 1 of this post. How they spread from one area to another Because they are flyers, the beetles spread naturally and often fly short distances between plants.  In fact, they have the capability to fly up to 5 miles with the help of […]

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The Japanese Beetle Is Invasive Pest Threatening Oregon (Part 1)

The Japanese beetle has been in the U.S. since 1916 and has slowly spread throughout all the states east of the Mississippi River except for Florida and Louisiana. Over the last 30 years, it’s been detected in various parts of Oregon but the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been able to eradicate it every […]

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Arboriculture Career Is Rewarding And Full Of Opportunities

Some people just aren’t cut out to work a desk job and seek a more fulfilling job that incorporates some aspects of what they love to do.  So, if you love nature and want a job that offers variety then a career in arboriculture may be for you. Why choose a job in arboriculture? Maybe […]

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Japanese Beetle Outbreak In Portland Oregon

As part of a public service announcement, General Tree Service wants to inform homeowners in Portland Oregon and all residents of Washington County about an outbreak of invasive Japanese beetles.  We’re not the only city dealing with this pest as the Japanese beetle is a problem for many areas of the United States. A record […]

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Drought Effects On Portland Trees And Plants

Last year we all suffered through a hot, dry summer and it looks like Portland and the Willamette Valley will have a similar weather pattern again this year. While we can put air conditioning in our homes and stay out of the sun in an attempt to keep cool, it’s not the same for the […]

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Invest In The Environment-Why Arbor Day Is Important

As a nation, the United States celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April though Oregon has set aside an entire week to honor trees-the 1st full week in April. Washington State celebrates it on the 2nd Wednesday in April. No matter how and when you observe it, Arbor Day is a time for […]

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