Tree, shrub and plant care services for Vancouver area
General Tree Service offers residential and commercial service to SW Washington, which includes the communities of Vancouver, Camas, Ridgefield and Battle Ground.
In business since 1924, we provide complete tree, shrub and plant health care services to keep properties and landscapes looking their best. Whether you live in Salmon Creek, Brush Prairie, Felida or the Mill Plain area, our staff of tree experts is here to help you.
- TCIA accredited
- 90+ years in business
- ISA Certified Arborists
- Estimates by arboricultural experts
From tree removals in tight quarters to preventative pruning for reducing storm damage to a hazard tree report by our consulting arborist, we can handle all tree and plant related issues for your home or business. Contact us to hear more about our services.
Pruning keeps trees strong and healthy
Trees play a vital role in our environment and increase property values so whether you have residential or commercial property, it’s smart to provide proper care for your trees.
Pruning by certified arborists should be done on a regular basis as it has many benefits.
- Improving a tree’s overall health
- Helping them grow structurally strong
- Reduce chance of breakage during a storm
- Enhancing their appearance
Improper pruning can cause damage that continues for the life of the tree. Therefore, it’s crucial to have trees professionally pruned by experts. The tree experts at General Tree follow the ANSI A300 standards approved by the TCIA when pruning all trees and shrubs.
Why maintenance pruning pays off
Did you know you can lessen the potential for storm damage by having your trees regularly pruned? That’s right. Dead, dying and diseased branches are weaker and therefore prone to breaking during high winds.
Save yourself money and stress by having branches removed before they fall on your car, house or even a family member. Being proactive usually costs less than dealing with extensive damage afterwards.
Tree removals done safely
Removing a tree of any size is a big job that becomes even more difficult if the tree is located near your home or power lines. As a professional tree company, General Tree Service has experienced crews to make even the most complex removal stress free for you.
We’ll arrive on time with the proper tools and equipment. Our crews always follow strict protocols as the safety of your family and our employees are our number one priority.
- Head, ear and eye protection
- Ropes and rigging equipment
- Safety lines when working above 15 ft. or higher
- Safety devices to control traffic and vehicles
Once your tree is removed, what do you do with the stump? A popular option is stump grinding as it allows you to have the area landscaped to blend in with the rest of your yard. Contact us today to hear more about tree removal services or to schedule your free estimate.
Please convey my utmost gratitude to Dave for the outstanding service and support that he consistently provides. I am always impressed with his knowledge and skill. Congratulations!!
- Ray A.
SW Washington community rep
Neil Olson is the rep for the extended Vancouver area, North Portland and Gresham. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and licensed commercial pesticide applicator with over 10 years of experience.
His mission is to provide informed, high quality professional care to your trees and landscaping.
Tree and Shrub Care Services
- Tree removal
- Stump grinding
- Tree and shrub pruning
- Fruit tree and specialty pruning
- Tree and shrub fertilizing
- Root health care services
- Consulting arborist reports
- Insect and disease control
Lawn Care Services
- Aerating and fertilization
- Weed and insect control
- Lime and moss control
Plant Health Care Services
- Ornamental Insect and Disease control
- Dormant applications
- Planting and transplanting
- Ornamental bed weed control
- Customized treatments
Preventative plant care is smart
While our mild climate is great for growing, it’s also conducive to fostering damaging insects and disease.
The good news is that keeping plants strong and healthy means their natural defenses have a better chance of resisting pests and disease, which is why our PHC focuses on prevention.
Early detection is also vital since treatments are most successful when administered early and before the disease has a chance to spread. Visit our Plant Health Care page to learn more.
Looking for answers about a tree?
We have several ISA Certified Arborists with a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification that can help you with tree and shrub related problems.
Any time is a good time to ask questions so if you have concerns about a tree being a potential hazard or roots causing problems, we are available for consultations.