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Serving Portland, Salem and SW Washington since 1924

Mon – Fri: 7:00-4:00 | Sat & Sun: On Call
6795 SW 111th Ave. Beaverton, OR 97008


(503) 656-2656

Professional Tree Services in Canby

Give your trees the care and attention they deserve. Partner with General Tree Service and give them the best care available.

For home and business owners, there seems to be a never-ending list of things to do to keep the home or commercial property operating well. Whether that means freshening up the paint or knocking out a spring cleaning checklist, owners are always busy with something. One of the things that can add tremendous value to a property is landscaping with trees and shrubs. While they add beauty to the area they also need periodic attention like everything else on the property.

Instead of worrying about how you will get it all done, get help from professionals. At General Tree Service in Oregon City, our experts are a full-service tree care company. Some of the reasons our customers are continually choosing us are:

  • Over 90 years in business
  • Multiple certified arborists and TCIA accredited
  • Written estimates by tree experts

Our locally-owned and operated company is staffed by certified arborists who have years of experience caring for customers just like you. No matter the size of the job you will get personalized attention, from a few trees on a lawn to a forested plot. See how much easier tree care can be when you work with professionals.

Canby area rep

Our Canby area rep is Kyle. He has 15 years of experience in the arboriculture field and a degree from Portland State University.

Passionate about helping people, he’s excited to work with you to improve the health of your trees and landscape and will answer all your questions.

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Canby area rep

Our Canby area rep is Kyle. He has 15 years of experience in the arboriculture field and a degree from Portland State University.

Passionate about helping people, he’s excited to work with you to improve the health of your trees and landscape and will answer all your questions.

General tree pruning


  • Tree removal & stump grinding
  • All types of pruning
  • Tree & shrub fertilization
  • Root health care
  • Insect & disease control
  • Consulting arborist
  • Arborist reports
General tree landspace


  • Aeration & fertilization
  • Weed & insect control
  • Lime & moss control treatments
General tree health_care


  • Weekly/monthly maintenance
  • Weed control
  • Plant Health Care programs
  • Planting & transplanting
  • Seasonal cleanups



We have just had two maples removed by General Tree and they did a fantastic job. Both trees were diseased and rotting and they felled them safely and quickly. Excellent cleanup and communications.
The crew was on the job as promised and cleaned up each day as if they’d never been there. All the crew were courteous and friendly to onlookers.

Have used them before and will use them again.

Todd H. – Portland, OR

Comprehensive Tree Health

An arborist is trained in safe tree removals and stump grinding but that’s not all their training entails. Arborists are called to the field of tree health because they love taking care of trees and forests. During their training, they learn how to provide for trees that are suffering and how to save trees from dying. Everything they do is about making sure trees are thriving. 

Some of the strategies they are trained to use to optimize tree health are:

  • Proper fertilization
  • Soil management
  • Tree pruning methods
  • Disease identification
  • Pest management
  • Mulching

General Tree Service has multiple arborists on staff to care for your trees. To get the best for your trees, schedule our teams today. 

Common Tree Pruning Methods to Keep Trees Healthy

One of the best things a tree owner can do to keep their trees healthy and beautiful is give them seasonal attention. Whether that means mulching in the spring or applying fertilizer, trees that are cared for year-round are stronger and more attractive. One of the practices that can really maximize their value is routine pruning. Pruning is the practice of removing branches that are dead or diseased or that compromise the health of the tree. Some of the common types of tree pruning are: 

  • Crown Thinning: Limbs within a tree canopy can overcrowd and reduce light penetration into the canopy. Crown thinning removes excess growth to allow more light into the canopy. 
  • Crown Cleaning: Dead branches are an opening for insects and fungus to invade a tree. Crown cleaning removes branches that are dead and diseased so the tree can heal. 
  • Crown Reduction: Sometimes trees outgrow their space and get too close to structures. Crown reduction reduces the overall size and spread of the tree without compromising its health. 
  • Crown Raising: Crown raising removes lower branches to allow for free movement under a tree. 
  • Crown Restoration: Poorly pruned trees need the most attention. When uncontrolled growth occurs as the result of poor pruning, crown restoration gives the tree a second chance. 

Our Tree Removal Process

When you need a tree removed, you need a tree service that you can trust to do the job from start to finish. At General Tree Service, we have the tools and training to be able to remove your trees with as little hassle as possible. Instead of having to deal with tracks in the yard and piles of debris, let our crews show you how we can protect your property while we remove trees that have died or are growing too close to the house. 

Part of the job of an arborist is continual training. One of the major focuses of the training of an arborist is safety. Tree removals are inherently dangerous because they often take place near a home or a utility easement with limited access. Every movement must be carefully considered and every piece cut from the tree must be lowered and removed with complete control. Instead of trusting someone who isn’t qualified or equipped to remove a tree, let our crews protect your property instead. We take control of the tree removal process from start to finish, leaving your property pristine when we’re done. 

Stump Removal with Stump Grinding

The final consideration during a tree removal is to also remove the stump. Every tree removal project should always be followed with stump grinding. Stump grinding completely removes stumps that otherwise would take years to rot away on their own or try to regrow. 

Stump grinding is the superior method of stump removal because:

  • It is faster than any other method
  • Faster means cheaper
  • Stumps are reduced to mulch that can be used in flower beds or hauled away
  • Termites and other insects don’t take up residence near the home
  • The area where the stump was can be easily leveled and replanted immediately

At General Tree Service we always recommend stump grinding for trees and shrubs that have been removed. Our crews use the latest stump grinding machinery to quickly remove any stumps leftover on your property. 

Calling for Emergency Tree Services

Disaster can strike at any time for your trees. When that happens, you need a reliable emergency tree service company that is always ready to help. General Tree Service crews stay on call to respond to tree emergencies. Some of the reasons to call for emergency tree service are:

  • Large limbs that have fallen onto rooflines
  • Toppled trees 
  • Limbs or tree trunks blocking access or egress
  • Tree limbs that are interfering with power lines

General Tree Service has an extensive track record of superior service. Give your trees the best care and protect your Canby property by calling (253) 844-5141 today. 

We're here to answer your questions and help with your tree service needs.