Tree Care in the Portland Metro and Surrounding Areas

Cities We Serve in the Portland Metro Area Include:

Aloha, Aurora, Battleground, Beavercreek, Beaverton, Boring, Brightwood, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Corbett, Damascus, Durham, Eagle Creek, Estacada, Fairview, Forest Grove, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Hood River, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, North Plains, Newberg, Oregon City, Sandy, Scapoose, Sherwood, St. Helens, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, Vancouver, Welches, West Linn, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Woodland, Zig Zag.

Depending on the size of the job we will go outside these boundaries.

Storm Damage to Trees

Recently, we have experienced multiple damaging wind storms in the Portland metro area. These storms have impacted multiple homeowners causing damage to their homes. We have been busy responding to many customer calls needing our help with emergency tree service. Under these circumstances we offer 24/7 service. Our crews have been working around the clock.

As always Rich’s Tree Service recommends preventative care. Here are a few things to look for that are hazards:
-Cracks
-Holes
-Decay
-Exposed Roots
-Leaning Tree

Please give our office a call at 503-465-2133 or fill out our estimate form to request a free estimate.

Wood chips, stump debris and wood available:

If you are interested in receiving wood chips, stump debris, and wood please contact us. We are trying to compile a list of dumpsites. Restrictions apply. Please see the following and if you agree to all of the terms please contact us.
-You must take the entire load. Which is similar to the size of a dump truck.
-Easily accessible. No gates.
-Dump at anytime. Including evenings, weekends and early morning.
-Some of the wood might be diseased. For this reason we don’t recommend putting the debris near other landscaping because the disease can spread to surrounding landscaping.

Emergency Tree Service

Due to the recent weather we have received multiple calls for emergency tree service. Please give us a call if you need emergency tree service or if you would like an estimate. According to local weather reports more rain and wind are heading our way. If you call after our normal business hours follow our recorded telephone prompts to dispatch a crew. Please call us at 503-465-2133.

Partnering with Friends of Trees

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Friends of Trees. Friends of Trees is a nonprofit organization with a mission to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. You will find our information under their Arborists tab.

Tree care companies that partner with Friends of Trees as a preferred Arborist have to abide by their standards. You will find important information regarding what to look for when hiring a tree service company. Visit their website to learn more at http://www.friendsoftrees.org/meet-us/arborists.

 

Owner and Certified Arborist Rich Gillum, of Rich’s Tree Service, Inc., has been serving the Portland Metro areas for over 24 years. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured tree care company that specializes in pruning, preservation, and removal.  Customers can read our reviews on Angie’s List, The BBB, Facebook and ask for a list of commercial and residential references to learn more about our superior service.

Tree Permits

At Rich’s Tree Service, Inc.  we advise our clients  to research tree permit requirements before beginning a tree project  to avoid receiving any fines. Most cities require property owners to obtain a permit before removing a tree on their property, and some cities now require you to be a licensed arborist approved by the city to prune a tree along the frontage of your property. Street trees almost always require a permit for removal. If you decide to remove a tree before checking with the city first, you could find yourself with a hefty fine.

Lake Oswego is among one of the strictest cities in the Portland Metro area. Before doing any tree maintenance or tree removal, the homeowner should verify if a permit is needed. This process can be very time consuming. The only time a permit does not need to be issued before a removal occurs in Lake Oswego is during an emergency situation. If you find yourself in an emergency situation you can have the tree removed but you must take pictures before and after.  Then after the tree is removed the property owner must submit a request for an emergency tree removal permit. See the City of Lake Oswego’s website for more details.

Owner and Certified Arborist Rich Gillum, of Rich’s Tree Service, Inc., has been serving the Portland Metro areas for over 24 years. We are a licensed, bonded, and insured tree care company that specializes in pruning, preservation, and removal.  Customers can read our reviews on Angie’s List, The BBB, Facebook and ask for a list of commercial and residential references to learn more about our superior service.