Tree Services

Proudly Serving Communities in the Pacific North West for 100 Years

Tree Service in Portland, OR

Caring for Trees Throughout The Pacific Northwest

Caring for your home extends beyond the interior and exterior; it encompasses your surrounding landscape, including your precious trees. Trees are not just a critical part of your property's aesthetic appeal, but they also contribute significantly to its overall value. They provide shade, improve air quality, and present a nurturing environment for the local wildlife. However, just like any other aspect of your home, they require appropriate care and attention to stay vibrant and healthy.

General Tree Services, your trusted partner, is committed to ensuring the health and happiness of your trees. Our team of licensed master arborists has been providing expert tree care services to homeowners in and around Portland for over a century, since 1924, to be precise. 

We understand the specific needs of the Pacific Northwest's diverse tree species and tailor our services to meet these needs. Whether you require preventive care, tree pruning, or even removal, we are equipped to handle all your tree-related concerns, ensuring their longevity and beauty.

Don't hesitate! Schedule your expert tree service in Portland today. Call (503) 461-6535 or contact us online for a free estimate.

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Our Services

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Stumped for a solution? Give us a call today to see how our team can assist. When you trust General Tree Service, you can know the job will be done right the first time.

Our Dependable Tree Care Services

At General Tree Services, we strive to provide a comprehensive range of dependable tree care services. Our mission is to ensure your trees receive the best possible care, preserving their health and beauty while ensuring your property remains safe and visually appealing. 

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Tree removal: There are times when tree removal becomes necessary due to disease, storm damage, or encroachment on buildings. Our team of skilled arborists can safely and efficiently remove any tree, regardless of size or location. We prioritize safety and take care to cause minimal disturbance to your property.
  • Tree preservation and protection: We believe in preserving your trees' natural beauty and health. Our tree preservation services include thorough health assessments, disease and pest management, and nutrient supplementation. Our team's expertise in local species and conditions ensures your trees' longevity.
  • Emergency services: General Tree Services is ready to respond when unexpected disaster strikes. We offer emergency tree services, including safe removal or stabilization of damaged trees, cleanup of storm debris, and mitigation of potential risks. We are available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance when you most need it.
  • Tree and Shrub Planting: If you're wanting to spruce up your outdoor environment, nothing works better than adding trees and shrubs. Bring life to your space by selecting the right plants that fit your aesthetic and lifestyle. Our experts are ready to help you through the entire process.
  • Tree pruning: Proper pruning is key to maintaining the health and aesthetics of your trees. Our team is skilled in the art and science of selective pruning to enhance tree health, promote growth, and manage the structural integrity of your trees. Our tree pruning service is designed to ensure your trees' overall well-being and longevity.
  • Consulting arborist: Whether you're facing a complex tree health issue or planning a new landscape, our consulting arborist service can provide the expertise you need. Our licensed master arborists can assess the health and viability of your trees, guide you on disease control, and help with tree selection, planting, and long-term care.
  • Tree root health care: Tree health starts from the ground up. Healthy roots are crucial for the survival and growth of trees. We provide specialized care to enhance root health, including nutrient supplementation, soil aeration, and preventative treatment for root diseases. Our root care services are designed to give your trees a robust foundation for growth.
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Things to Look for When Choosing Tree Service Professionals

Selecting a competent and reliable professional is paramount for caring and maintaining your prized trees. Each tree species requires a unique set of care guidelines, and improper handling can lead to lasting damage or, worse, loss of the tree. Thus, it's crucial not to entrust their well-being to just anyone. It's essential to choose a professional tree service provider who understands the intricacies of your specific trees and preserves their health and beauty.

Here are some qualities to consider:

  • Expertise: Our highly trained and experienced arborists have extensive knowledge of tree care practices and techniques.
  • Safety focus: We prioritize safety in all aspects of our work, implementing industry-leading practices to ensure the well-being of our team and your property.
  • Credentials: As licensed and certified master arborists, we adhere to the highest industry standards, utilizing the most advanced methods and equipment.
  • Customer satisfaction: We have a long history of satisfied customers who trust us to deliver exceptional service and outstanding results.

Why Choose General Tree Service?

  • Green Products Available
    Keep your space safer by opting for products that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
  • Contact Us for a Free Estimate
    We make it easy to get started with a completely free quote.
  • Hablamos Español
    Landscaping services provided by a Spanish-speaking team.
  • Licensed & Insured
    Entrust your landscaping needs to licensed, insured professionals.
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What Time of Year is Best for Tree Service?

Conducting tree service at the right time can significantly impact the health, growth, and vitality of your trees. While some tree care tasks can be performed any time of the year, others are season-dependent to optimize their effectiveness and minimize potential harm to your trees. 

Here's a general guideline of when certain services should ideally be conducted:

  • Pruning: The best time for pruning most trees is during late winter or early spring before new growth starts. This minimizes stress and allows wounds to heal rapidly. However, trees that bloom in spring should be pruned immediately after their flowering ends.
  • Planting: Early spring and fall are typically the best times to plant new trees. These periods allow the trees enough time to establish roots in the new location before harsh weather conditions set in.
  • Pest and disease management: Most pest and disease treatments are best applied during spring and early summer. However, it can vary depending on the specific pest or disease.
  • Removal: While tree removal can be performed anytime, it's often easier in winter when trees are dormant and their structure is more visible.
  • Fertilization: Most trees benefit from fertilization in the spring and early fall. This provides them with essential nutrients for growth and resilience.

Remember, each tree species may have specific needs, so it's always a good idea to consult a tree care professional to determine the optimal time for any service. Let General Tree Services guide you in caring for your trees at the right time. 

Schedule your tree service today by calling (503) 461-6535 or completing our online form. Our team at General Tree Service is ready to provide expert care for your trees in Portland and beyond.

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Our Reviews

Rooted in Excellence
    "Excellent Job"
    The General Tree Service team did an excellent job of pruning and cleaning up. They worked together very well as a team. They had good knowledge of what needed to be done. 
    - Sally P.
    "Extremely Pleasant"
    They were extremely pleasant and easy to talk to and did an excellent job in a very timely manner. I have used General Tree Service for many years, and am always pleased with the quality of their work and with all the people in the company...
    - Irene B.
    "Loyal Customer"
    This is the 3rd time we have used General Tree Service. They sent out a great team all the way around for this job. They listened, cared, understood the circumstances we were working with, and in the end went beyond to make sure everything was right.
    - Jay B.
    "Fantastic Job"
    The crew did a fantastic job of pruning three locusts that had grown into other trees at odd angles. They trimmed everything exactly as needed, answered my questions, and removed all the debris.
    - Andie K.
    "Responsive & Professional"
    We are very pleased with the service provided by General Tree Service. They are responsive and professional... We highly recommend General Tree Service.
    - Kathleen L.
    "Outstanding Job"
    General Tree Service did an outstanding job taking down three trees in decline... They showed up on time and finished when promised. Their crews are top-notch, I highly recommend General Tree Service.
    - Mark H.
    "Lifelong Customer"
    I've had General Tree Service for more than 25 years. They are the best hands down.
    - Cynthia S.
    "Very Happy"
    They came on time and did a great cleanup job. The crew was professional and friendly. I was very happy with their service and would gladly recommend them.
    - Bob B.
    "Very Knowledgeable"
    Not only does the arborist know how to care for my trees and bushes, but they help me understand how to better care for them. They're very knowledgeable and I appreciate their patience with all my questions.
    - Julie H.
    "Professional and Helpful"
    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.
    - Kathie G.