Reliable tree services for Lake Oswego
Locally owned and operated, General Tree Services has been providing tree services to Lake Oswego and the surrounding communities since 1924. With certified arborists and a staff of trained professionals, they can handle all your tree care needs as well as landscaping maintenance and lawn care.
With customer service as our #1 priority, we work hard to provide the absolute best value in tree-related services. As an TCIA accredited tree company, you can be sure that when you call General Tree, you’re getting professionals with years of experience under their belts.
The General Tree difference
We know there’s many tree companies out there though we believe we can offer our customers more. For example, some customers think that tree removal is their only option whereas we can often provide solutions to save the tree, which makes everyone happy.
Our management team and every single employee works hard each day to meet our goal of complete customer satisfaction. Give us a chance to show you the General Tree difference.
- 90+ years doing business in Portland
- Arboricultural experts and TCIA accredited
- Written detailed estimates by tree experts
Equipped for the most complex tree removals
If you have a dead oak tree posing a hazard or a large evergreen fell on your home during one of our famous wind storms, we can safely remove it. No matter the circumstances, having a tree removed is a big decision so we encourage our customers to ask questions so they know what to expect.
All tree removals require a skilled crew using the right equipment and tools and we come prepared to handle any situation. From tight quarter removal to trees next to powerlines, we strictly follow our safety protocols so your family and our employees are kept safe for the entire removal.
- Climbers use tree saddles and safety lines when working above 15 feet
- Ground crew uses safety devices to control traffic and helps in lowering large limbs
- All staff wears the necessary head, eye and ear protection
- Only trained employees allowed to work within 10 feet of energized lines
Stump grinding gives you options
Once the removal is done, you’re left with the stump so grinding is the most logical choice for most homeowners. The stump will be ground down below soil level and can be filled in with wood chips to blend into your landscape or dirt so you can plant grass. Either way, once the tree is gone and we’ve cleaned up the area, no one will know you once had a tree there.
Pruning can reduce chance of storm damage
Trimming trees of dead, dying or diseased branches not only promotes healthy growth, it can also reduce the chance of storm damage. Why? Dead or diseased limbs are weaker, which means they’re more likely to fail in high winds and may land on your car or house, causing more problems for you.
In fact, regular maintenance pruning (also called preventative pruning or tree maintenance) consists of several things that can limit breakage and decrease the chance of a tree falling during high winds.
For instance, crown cleaning and tree thinning lowers wind resistance as it allows the wind to pass through the canopy. A good rule of thumb is that you should be able to see the sky through the leaves and if you don’t, the tree probably needs to be thinned.
Specialty pruning for everything in your yard
There’s many different types of pruning and General Tree Service has arboricultural experts who are proficient in all of them. For example, detail pruning will keep your prized maple in the front yard looking amazing while structural pruning on younger trees will ensure they grow up strong.
- Detail pruning
- Structural pruning
- Vista pruning
- Containment pruning
- Production fruit tree pruning
- Ornamental fruit tree pruning
Visit our Specialty Pruning page for more detailed information all the different kinds of pruning we offer to our customers.
The staff is knowledgeable and always a pleasure to work with. They do good work and leave the property looking totally cleaned up after routine pruning or any other work.
- Peter E.
Tree Services for Lake Oswego
As a full service tree company, General Tree Service offers landscape maintenance, plant health care and lawn services in addition to regular tree services.
Our Lake Oswego representative is Greg. Homeowners and businesses can work with him to pick and choose the services they want and a program will be customized to keep their property looking great.
Tree and shrub care
If it’s tree-related, we have the experts to do the job right.
- Tree removal
- Stump grinding
- Cabling and bracing
- Shade and ornamental tree pruning
- Shrub pruning
- Fruit tree pruning
- Root zone enhancement
- Root collar excavation
- Tree and shrub fertilization
- Insect and disease control programs
We think you’ve earned the right to relax so let us take care of your lawn this year.
- Weed and insect control
- Lime and moss control applications
Whatever you need, we can tailor our services to fit your needs and budget.
- Weekly and monthly maintenance
- Seasonal cleanups
- Planting and transplanting
- Weed and brush control
- Plant Health Care
Why wait? We can make sure you have more time to relax so contact us today to take care of all your tree, lawn and landscaping needs.
Customized residential and commercial tree services
Every home and business is different so all our services can be modified to fit your needs and budget. Whether you have a commercial property that needs annual weed control, want your trees trimmed or looking for landscape maintenance, we have the services to make your life easier.
Root zone enhancement
If you have a tree with small leaf size, crown dieback, girdling roots or other issues, you may be interested in a Root Zone Enhancement or RZE.
A RZE is part of our holistic approach to tree care that centers on the root mass, which is the tree’s natural delivery system for water and nutrients.
A site evaluation by one of our arborist can identify your tree’s health issues and determine if your tree will benefit from a RZE or other root health care services. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.