About Rich's Lake Oswego's Tree Service
Established in 1989 by ISA–certified arborist Rich Gillum, Rich’s Tree Service strives to meet your Lake Oswego tree service needs with honesty, integrity, and dependability. We accomplish even the most difficult jobs safely, systematically, and with our customer’s needs at the forefront of what we do.
Our Lake Oswego tree services include
The right trees placed in the right spaces on your property create an ideal blend of shade, privacy, and visual interest. Rich’s Tree Service brings a depth of knowledge and experience to provide tree planting services in Lake Oswego – to develop your landscape today and for years to come.
Large, well-maintained trees create comfort, shade, and beauty, but not all trees are desirable in every Portland landscape. Some tree species have shallow root systems, extreme susceptibility to pests or disease, or other qualities that make them prone to failure. Others drop larger amounts of debris or have invasive properties that make them a poor choice. Saplings and young trees may not maintain their attractive qualities as they mature. For these reasons and more, it is valuable to have deep background knowledge at your disposal when making decisions about the kinds of trees to include in your landscape and the tree care needed for each kind.
Pruning and tree care isn’t just for beauty. It’s also for health and structure. Understanding how trees develop in terms of growth potential and structure is essential in proper trimming. Different species of trees and shrubs have different tendencies both in terms of how they grow – and often how they fail. At Rich’s Tree Service, it’s our job to keep these things in mind and apply proper pruning techniques for the good of your trees
There are several reasonable techniques utilized for pruning fruit trees, each with a very different outcome. A benefit of a professional tree service is that the team members understand how your trees will respond to each method of trimming and can adapt their technique depending on your objective
In short, a Portland tree service keeps your landscape beautiful, trees healthy, and people and property safe. To schedule an evaluation of your trees from an arborist’s perspective, give us a call today
We are confident in handling the jobs that even the biggest clients have to offer. If you own a large commercial property, manage several properties, or are in charge of arranging neighborhood maintenance for an HOA in Portland, we would love to talk with you to discuss how we can help with your tree trimming needs.
Has a tree already fallen on your property? We are here to remove it completely. Are you concerned that a tree may be hazardous? Our team of tree experts is ready to come to evaluate the situation, so you don’t have to wonder anymore.
While each of our customer’s circumstances is different, there are a few sets of options for Portland tree removal that we commonly provide for our customers.
Our standard removal includes the felling of the tree, disposal of limbs, and cutting larger-diameter logs to 16″ lengths for firewood that by default is left on site. If you choose, we can remove the wood for an additional cost.
Low-impact tree removal is required when the setting has features that must be protected. In this process, trees are cut and lowered in manageable pieces to the ground in such a way as to ensure there is no damage to structures or landscaping.
Are you concerned about the process for tree removal permits in Portland? Unsure what permits or other authorization may be required? Permits are required for much of the work that we perform. We can obtain these or assist in the process as an additional service to our customers.
Ensure that people are out of harm’s way. If a tree or portion thereof has already caused damage to a structure where people are, move them as far away from the danger as possible.
Call emergency services if anyone is injured.
If safe to do so, take pictures of the damage for your home insurance company. You will want to do this after the tree is gone, as well.
Contact your utility companies if you have lost service.
Call Rich’s Tree Service. We will dispatch an emergency tree removal crew to your Lake Oswego property as quickly as possible. When we arrive, we will assess the situation with you and get to work, helping to secure you against further damage
Cabling is a technique arborists use to protect and improve the structural integrity of damaged trees for our Portland, Oregon clients. Cables are installed in the upper crown of a tree to address structural defects. We primarily use the Cobra cable system, which includes a built-in shock absorber designed to absorb the dynamic forces that occur to trees during inclement weather.
If you have a tree that you think is in danger of falling or breaking, cabling may be the answer.
Rich’s stump removal service for the Portland area usually involves grinding. Stump grinding is a process by which a rotating cutter wheel grinds a stump to a depth of up to 24 inches below ground level depending on the machine utilized, access, and other limiting factors. After we finish, all that’s left of the stump is wood chips mixed with dirt.
As the wood chips produced by stump grinding are not a suitable medium for gardening, they need to be either distributed in a thin layer or removed altogether, which we offer as an additional service for our Portland, Oregon stump removal clients.
The experts at Rich’s Tree Service provide several different options for stump grinding. The best one depends on factors such as accessibility and the size of the stump. Whatever the situation on your property, we have what you need to handle the job.