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.