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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 Clackamas

Healthy trees are beautiful trees. Make sure you have both with help from General Tree Service.

Residential and commercial property owners need help maintaining their trees. Not only can trees be dangerous when they block walkways and grow too close to a structure, but they also look great. For these reasons, finding a reliable tree service company can help your Clackamas home or business be safe and look great. 

A few of the reasons that neighbors in Clackamas keep choosing General Tree Service are: 

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

General Tree Service is the local expert in tree care. Our qualified teams are led by arborists that have decades of experience caring for trees in the area. We are a full-service tree care contractor that can take care of the trees on your property no matter how big or small. 

Clackamas area rep

Our Clackamas 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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Clackamas area rep

Our Clackamas 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

Full-Service Tree Removal

Tree removal can be a big job. It may not look like it from the ground but a fully grown tree has a huge mass of canopy and thousands of pounds worth of wood to support it all. One of the biggest complaints that people make about landscaping companies is that they damage their property and don’t handle every aspect of the job. Sometimes ruts are left in the ground and debris has to be removed by the owner. With General Tree Service, that isn’t something that needs to be worried about. 

General Tree Service handles every aspect of tree removal. Our equipment is specialized so that our crews can safely take out trees in very limited space on manicured lawns. We have trucks to haul away all debris. Furthermore, we are fully insured against injury or damage that may result while we work. We are truly a hassle-free tree removal company. 

What’s the Point of Pruning Trees?

Like anything else, trees need some routine attention to keep them healthy. When trees are stressed by droughts or a lack of nutrients, these deficiencies manifest in the growth habit of the tree. In response to stressors, new growth will crowd inside the canopy or reach out too far for the tree to stay strong. Pruning gives arborists an opportunity to remove unhealthy growth and figure out what is causing the stress on the tree. 

Tree pruning bestows a host of benefits on the tree. Among these are:

  • Better light distribution throughout the tree
  • Lessened chance of fungal infection due to high humidity
  • Stronger growth
  • Abundant blooming and fruiting
  • More appealing shape of the tree or shrub
  • Controls growth and keeps it away from structures and power lines

Seasonal pruning is the norm for most established trees. With General Tree Service, seasonal pruning is a breeze. Our qualified pruning crews prune trees according to the latest research to help trees and shrubs live long and healthy lives. Pruning also gives our arborists a chance to make recommendations to help the tree even more. Unlock the potential of your trees and shrubs with tree pruning from our experts. 

How Does Stump Removal Work?

Whether a tree is removed by General Tree Service or you have stumps leftover from other tree or shrub removal projects, the remedy is the same: stump grinding. Stump grinding is the industry standard for stump removal because it is quick and easy and allows the homeowners to level the ground where the stump was immediately. 

The stump grinders used by our technicians at General Tree Service are powerful machines on tracks that protect the landscaping as they drive to stumps. Stump grinders have a large, heavy wheel with carbide teeth that spins like a saw blade. Once the blade is spinning it is lowered onto the stump. The blade quickly chews everything it contacts into fine mulch. Back-and-forth motions move the blade across the top of the stump and reduce the entire thing to mulch. Since the blade is on a long arm, the stump and major roots can be removed as deep as six inches lower than the surrounding soil. 

Our Arborists are Experts in Tree Health

Arborists are far more than landscapers or tree removal services. When a professional uses the title of “arborist” that means they have met the qualifications set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture. 

The ISA closely regulates who can bear the title of arborist so that customers can trust professionals in the tree care industry. When a person calls themselves an arborist it means that they have:

  • Completed two to four years in formal classroom training in forestry or horticulture
  • Spent at least 3 years in the field working with other arborists
  • Passed a standardized international test to prove their skills
  • Continued education to stay abreast of developments in the tree care industry

When you hire an arborist, you can be sure you are getting the most skilled help in the field of tree health. At General Tree Service, we have several arborists on staff to solve any problem you may encounter with your trees. 

What to Do Before Calling for Emergency Tree Service

Bad weather can cause limbs to fall or trees to topple at a moment’s notice. When that happens you need a company that can be ready just as fast as bad weather strikes. At General Tree Service we keep crews on call during the weekends to respond to tree emergencies. When disaster knocks at your door:

  • Get to safety- leave structurally-compromised buildings
  • Stay away from downed power lines and call utility contractors
  • Take pictures of damage
  • Call for emergency tree service from General Tree Service

For nearly a century, customers have been choosing General Tree Service for all their tree health care needs. Call (253) 844-5141 today for free estimates on tree removals or emergency tree service in Clackamas. 

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