Specialty and Shrub Pruning Expert Services to Beautify Your Space

Specialty Pruning in Portland, OR

Accredited Landscaping Maintenance and Repair in the Pacific Northwest

Protect your home and landscaping with professional servicing from your friends at General Tree Service.

Not all trees and shrubs require the same pruning methods and frequency so people doing their own trimming may not be aware they are causing damage. As an accredited TCIA company, we’re committed to performing pruning of the highest quality to ensure you have a beautiful and healthy landscape. Our staff of certified arborists and tree experts always follow industry and ANSI guidelines for pruning.

Don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 503-461-6535 if you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment!

Why is Pruning Necessary?

To keep your trees and shrubs healthy. Pruning needs to be a part of regular tree maintenance and proper techniques need to be followed, which is why it’s best done by trained professionals.

The Benefits of Regular Pruning

Regular tree pruning is one of the best things for a tree after a really good growing season. There are numerous different benefits associated with regular tree pruning.

Some of these benefits include:

  • Increases the tree’s sun exposure
  • Takes weight off of the root system
  • Diseases are more easily detected
  • Increases productivity
  • Minimizes damage incurred
  • Improves the overall look of the tree
  • Extends the life expectancy

The bottom line is this: if you want the trees in your yard to last, they require a little care every once in a while. When it is time to have the trees in your yard cared for, don’t hesitate to call our professionals at General Tree Service. Regardless of the type of tree, we can provide you with information that will help you better care for the trees when we aren’t around to ensure they have long and healthy lives.

Are You...

  • In Need of a Service?
  • Looking for a Professional?
  • Tired of Doing-it Yourself?

General Tree Service is here to help you with all these issues and so much more before they become a major issue.

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All of the staff that we dealt with were very professional, and knowledgeable, and provided detailed answers to our questions when asked... I highly recommend this company for your tree trimming & pruning.
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Pruning Fruit Trees

There are two main types of pruning for fruit trees depending on whether or not the priority is to produce fruit.

Production pruning-Height is pruned to maximize harvest while sides are pruned to promote strong structure and lateral branching. A full canopy of foliage is maintained to help prevent sun scalding.

Ornamental pruning-Tree will still produce fruit but the goal is to maintain the tree’s structural ornamental beauty while allowing growth to its mature size and shape.

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Why Is Pruning Necessary?

When a tree isn’t pruned or trimmed, it can lead to all sorts of issues. All of which are easily avoided with even a small trim. If your tree starts to show any of the signs listed below, it is probably time to have the tree pruned.

Symptoms of a tree that hasn’t been pruned:

  • The top of the tree seems crowded
  • There are loose or broken branches
  • Crossing branches
  • Deep cracks
  • You notice tree cankers

Not only is an unpruned tree more susceptible to health and physical issues, but it is considered dangerous as well. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to get hurt because they didn’t have their trees trimmed.

Sometimes specialty pruning services are necessary. Whether you have fruit trees in need of pruning or certain limbs of a tree block part of your sidewalk, give General Tree Service a call. We have the experience you can trust and services that are unmatched.

General Tree Service is the professional arborists you want on your side to keep your shrubs and trees safe and healthy. Give us a call today at (503) 461-6535 to keep the trees surrounding your Portland home safe and healthy!

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Why Choose General Tree Service?

Benefits of Working with an Expert Team
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