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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

Expert Tree Services in Vancouver

With nearly a century in the tree service business, General Tree Service has the experience to handle all of your tree care needs.

General Tree Service offers residential and commercial service to Vancouver and southwest Washington. In business since 1924, we provide complete tree, shrub, and plant health care services to keep properties and landscapes looking their best. Often the first thing that your guests or potential customers will notice about your home or business is the condition of the outside of your building. Don’t leave first impressions to chance. Enlist the help of Vancouver’s best tree service and landscaping company.

From tree removals to preventative pruning to hazardous tree reports, we can handle all tree and plant-related issues for your home or business. Call today for help with any of your tree care needs.

SW Washington area rep

Our Vancouver and SW Washington area rep is Ray, who has worked in the green industry for over 40 years.

Ray started with General Tree in 1990 as a plant care technician and worked his way up to General Manager. He credits being part of a great team as the reason why he’s been able to maintain beautiful and healthy landscapes for his customers and looks forward to working with you.

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SW Washington area rep

Our Vancouver and SW Washington area rep is Ray, who has worked in the green industry for over 40 years.

Ray started with General Tree in 1990 as a plant care technician and worked his way up to General Manager. He credits being part of a great team as the reason why he’s been able to maintain beautiful and healthy landscapes for his customers and looks forward to working with you.

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




Just thought I’d pass along what a great job your team has done (cleaning up now), with the trimming. I’m even more impressed with the gymnastic ability of your primary trimmer free climbing ropes, walkout branches, swinging from one branch to another, etc. to reach area where I’d simple be throwing up. Your team could join Barnum & Bailey circus for the high wire act. Amazing!

– Tom

Pruning Keeps Trees Strong And Healthy

It’s smart to provide preventative care for your trees. Proper tree and shrub pruning techniques help protect plants from damage and allow the plant or tree to flourish better than it would if it was left to grow on its own. Pruning done on a regular basis offers many benefits.

  • Improves overall health to better resist insects and disease
  • Helps them grow structurally strong
  • Reduces the chance of breakage during high winds or storms

Improper pruning can cause lasting damage. Therefore, it’s crucial to have trees professionally pruned by experts. Our crews follow ANSI A300 standards approved by the TCIA when completing all pruning projects.

Plant Health Care Is Smart Choice

While our mild climate is great for growing, it’s also conducive to fostering damaging insects and disease. The good news is that when plants are strong and healthy, they are better able to resist pests and disease, which is why we focus on prevention.

Plant Health Care services include inspections because treatments are more successful when administered early. From Dogwood Anthracnose treatment to Azalea Lacebug control to Leaf Spot for ash, willow, and sycamore trees, we have Ornamental Insect and Disease Control to address common issues.

With our plant health care services, you can keep your trees, plants and shrubs healthy so they are less susceptible to diseases and pests in the long run. If you find that plants are already diseased or suffering from an infestation, we can help fix that, too.

Tree Removal Services

The decision to remove a tree can be a difficult one. That’s why it's important to get advice and assistance from the best in the business. The arborists at General Tree Service can help you decide the best course of action for trees on your property. If you decide to remove a tree, it should be handled by the best.

Tree removal is a dangerous process that shouldn’t be handled by untrained workers. At General Tree Service, all of our tree climbers are trained and qualified for safe tree removal practices. We have the equipment available to keep not only our workers safe but also your property. We handle the process from start to finish so that there is no hassle for you.

Get Rid of Unsightly Stumps With Stump Grinding

No tree removal is complete if there is still a stump left sticking out of the ground. At General Tree Service, we handle every step of the tree removal process, including stump removal. We even remove stumps that other trees service companies or landscapers may leave behind.

There are many benefits to removing a stump. First, a stump can take years to rot away and stumps aren’t pretty. As the stumps rot, they can become a habitat for harmful fungus and wood-eating insects. Both of these can travel to healthy trees. So, removing a stump can take away the eyesore and help prevent damage to existing trees.

Another benefit of stump grinding is that the area where the tree once stood can be immediately replanted. Stump grinding removes the stump to below the surface of the surrounding turf. As a result, the hole can be filled in and seeded for turfgrass or replanted with a new tree or shrub.

Why You Need Professional Arborist Services

The thing that most often comes to mind when someone thinks about a tree service company is tree removal. However, General Tree Service is so much more than that. Our owners and managers are all certified arborists under the International Society of Arboriculture. To become certified under the ISA, our arborists have undergone specific coursework dedicated to understanding all aspects of tree care.

Arborists are licensed professionals that are capable of handling any problem that might arise with trees or shrubbery. From seedlings to safe removal, an arborist can offer unique insight into all of the stages of a tree’s life. Arborists understand the light requirements, soil nutrition, and potential diseases that can affect any species of tree. Armed with this knowledge, they aim to make trees thrive.

One specific service an arborist can provide is a tree risk assessment or arborist’s report. Since arborists are highly trained, they are the authority when it comes to trees and their potential to harm manmade structures. Often insurance companies will enlist their help to determine the risk to property that trees may pose.

Emergency Tree Service After a Storm

One of the most important offerings we have at General Tree Service is our emergency tree service. No one knows when mother nature will strike our area with a storm that will uproot trees and knock limbs down onto homes and businesses. That’s why we always keep crews on call to respond in the event of a disaster.If you are experiencing a tree emergency:

  • Don’t try to move it yourself; call a tree company as they know how to safely deal with it.
  • If the tree hit a power line, do not go near it. Call the power company and report the incident.
  • For insurance purposes, you will want to take photos of the damage.

Our technicians will handle the rest. The crews from General Tree Service will show up as soon as possible to assess the immediate danger and eliminate threats. Once the situation is stabilized, we may opt to come back later to continue cleanup if that is what our customers desire.

With nearly 100 years in the business, General Tree Service is Vancouver’s choice for tree care services. Call (503)-656-2656 today and let our certified professional arborists handle any of your tree care needs.

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