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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 Oregon City

Keep trees and the landscape looking great with help from the certified arborists at General Tree Service.

The trees in landscapes and around homes are living proof that nature is adaptable and always on the move. Trees are some of the greatest natural assets that a property can have but their constant growth can lead to problems when they overgrow or intrude on human spaces. Whether trees are growing in a manner that is unhealthy or they are getting too close to a home or business, every tree owner needs a trustworthy company to help their trees thrive.

At General Tree Service in Oregon City, our customers chose us because we offer:

  • Over 90 years in business
  • Certified arborists & TCIA accredited
  • Written estimates by trained experts

General Tree Service is a tree service company that offers a full line of tree services. Our crews are some of the most experienced in the business, especially in the area. We offer services that cover trees at any stage of their lives from planting to cutting down trees. See the difference that professional tree care can make by partnering with us today. 

Oregon City area rep

Our Oregon City 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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Oregon City area rep

Our Oregon City 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

How is Tree Removal Accomplished?

Cutting down a tree is a big job especially when the tree is growing near a house, road, or utility poles. When a certified tree company removes a tree their goal is to remove the tree while causing the minimum disruption to the area around it. Not only is patience and experience important to keeping the area around a tree safe, but the right set of tools is also crucial. 

At General Tree Service we have nearly a century of experience removing trees safely. Our arborist certification means that we operate at the highest levels of safety for our workers and our customers’ properties. Additionally, we have a fleet of trucks and every tool we need to take care of any job from clearing a lot to removing a tree out of a manicured landscape. 

To accomplish a safe tree removal, our crews start by protecting the area around the tree. Plywood is used to prevent lifts and machinery from damaging the turf. Crews start by climbing the tree with special rigging or using lifts to start cutting out the canopy. Debris is safely lowered to the ground where the ground crew shreds it or loads it up for haul-away. Working from the top down, piece by piece the tree is removed with no effect on the surrounding area. 

Types of Tree Pruning

When trees grow in nature they are in constant competition with other plant and animal life for resources. When trees grow in yards and green spaces, the adaptations that allow them to compete in nature can have adverse effects that negatively influence their health. One of the ways that General Tree Service addresses unhealthy growth is through a process called “pruning.”

Tree pruning helps to remove unnecessary growth from a tree and shape it so that it grows in a way that is structurally sound. Some of the methods of tree pruning that are common are:

  • Crown Raising: Arborists remove low-hanging branches to make it easier to maneuver under trees.
  • Crown Restoration: Poor pruning techniques can negatively impact the shape of the tree. Crown restoration restores a more natural growth habit. 
  • Crown Thinning: Reduces the total weight of the tree and allows light and air movement within the canopy.
  • Crown Cleaning: Dead and diseased branches are removed to prevent spread

Stump Removal Methods

Stump removal has been a hassle in the past. But, with the right equipment, stump removal can be done in about an hour. Stump grinding is the industry standard for stump removal for several reasons. Some of the things that set stump grinding apart from other stump removal methods are: 

  • It is faster
  • Does less harm to the surrounding landscape
  • It is cheaper
  • Allows for faster recovery of the area
  • Reduces the old stump to beneficial mulch

General Tree Service has a dedicated crew for fast and affordable stump removal. Why wait for nature to take its course on your stumps. Get them removed today and help your lawn get back to normal faster.  

A Holistic Approach to Tree Health

Trees are living organisms just like us so it makes sense to take steps to keep them healthy. An arborist is like a doctor for trees that understands their nutritional requirements and how to treat them for problems. An arborist has years of experience not just in tree removals but in maximizing the health of a number of different types of trees. Some of the things they specialize in are:

  • Pest identification and treatment
  • Fungal treatment and prevention
  • Nutritional needs and fertilization
  • Safe pruning and trimming methods
  • Soil management and amendments

General Tree Service has multiple certified arborists on staff. When you choose our experts to help you with tree health you can rest assured that you are working with the most qualified professionals in the industry. 

Emergency Tree Services

Maybe the most stressful aspect of tree care is dealing with a tree emergency. Tree emergencies occur when a tree falls on a structure or blocks access. In cases where trees fall on homes and power lines, the situation becomes immediately unsafe. You need a company that is dedicated and experienced in making you safe again. 

General Tree Service has crews that are always on call to deal with emergencies. Our years of experience have taught us how to deal with dangerous and stressful situations so we promise to do our best to make everything right. When the worst happens, make General Tree Service your first call for emergency tree service. 

Start growing a better landscape by growing a relationship with us today! Call General Tree Service at (253) 844-5141 today to get a free estimate on any of our services. 

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