Archives for Plant Health Care

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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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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Tips For Growing Roses In Your Portland Yard

Many homeowners in the Pacific NW are passionate about growing roses in their Portland or Vancouver area yard.  Follow these tips to help your roses grow big and beautiful this year. Get started on the right foot As soon as you see signs of spring growth, fertilize your roses with an organic or commercial slow-release […]

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Relax! General Tree Service Has Landscape Maintenance Program

Our comprehensive landscape maintenance program was designed to take care of all your landscaping needs, so you can spend more time doing what you enjoy. Whether you need residential or commercial service, General Tree has customized plans for lawns and landscapes in the Salem, Portland and SW Washington areas. Weekly landscape maintenance Weekly mowing and […]

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Insect & Disease Control Services For Portland Oregon

You’ve invested a lot of money, time and energy into keeping your home in great shape and that should extend to the trees and landscaped areas of your yard too. Did you know more than 90% of insect and disease problems in plants are caused by their basic needs not being met? Keeping your trees, […]

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Expert Watering Tips For Portland Oregon

It can be difficult to know exactly how much water your lawn, trees and plants need to stay healthy during our hot, dry summer months. Too much water can be as bad as too little and over-use of our water supplies could someday result in restrictions or rationing. That’s why it’s beneficial for everyone to […]

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Garden & Landscape Solutions For Portland Oregon Homeowners

For more than 90 years, General Tree Service has been providing the Portland-Vancouver metro area with quality tree and landscape services.  Some people are not aware of other services offered by our in-house landscape design specialist, Iris Reimnitz. Iris creates outdoor living spaces for small to medium residential gardens and yards.  If you want to […]

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Start Thinking About Weed Control For Portland Yards Now

The time to start thinking about weed control is before you see any weeds growing in your Portland or Vancouver yard. If you wait until the weeds start sprouting, 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 […]

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What Does A Plant Health Care Program Look Like?

In our last post, we explained a Plant Health Care (PHC) Program focuses on preventing problems as healthy plants will be able to fight off most pest and diseases. As with humans, it’s less expensive to prevent a problem in your Portland landscape than to have to deal with it after the fact.  This post […]

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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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