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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 Portland tree planting services – to develop your landscape today and for years to come.

Working together with you, the tree professionals at Rich’s Tree Service select trees that are sure to thrive in your landscape and bring enjoyment for years to come.

Large, well-maintained trees create comfort, shade, and beauty, but not all trees are desirable in all landscapes. 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.


Before choosing a tree to plant, several questions should be answered.

  • What is the function or purpose of the tree?

Is it for shade or privacy? Sound deadening? Aesthetcis?​

  • How long will it take for this tree to big enough to meet my expectations?

What is the growth rate of the species I am interested in? How big will it be when I plant it?​

  • How long before this tree is too big for this setting?

At some point, the tree may either need to be removed or significantly trimmed. Alternatively, other plants may need to be        removed to make space at some point in the future.​

  • How much maintenance will this tree require in the future?

 Different species will require different degrees of maintenance. ​

  • How will this tree impact my home, hardscape, and surrounding landscape?

One way a tree can impact its surroundings is through its root system. The roots of some trees may tend to push up on structures such as sidewalks, causing damage, while others won't.​

  • Are there any allergy concerns?

The pollen produced by some trees can be difficult for those with sensitivities.​

  • Do I live in an area with harsh weather conditions?

Harsh weather can affect different species in unique ways. Some are more prone to weather damage than others.​

Many details go into planting a tree to improve its chances of survival. After all, being taken out of the conditions you have been growing in and moving to a completely different environment can be a shock for a tree.

You may have the following questions about our tree planting services:

  • How deep should the hole be? Of what diameter?

  • How deep should the root ball go underground?

  • Should the burlap sack come off or not?

  • Should the original dirt be returned to the hole, or should something else be used?

  • How do you plant the tree so that it grows straight?

  • How much water should be added initially?


If you’re not confident in the answers to these questions, please give us a call today so we can, at a minimum, give you a quote and tell you how we would help get your trees off to a great start in their new home.

  • Do you provide free estimates?
    Absolutely. Just give us a call, and we will send someone out as soon as possible to take a look at your job and provide you with an accurate quote of how much it will cost, and the time it will take to get it done. Our people explain what we will do before we do it, so feel free to ask questions so that you can be sure you know what you're paying for.
  • What is a certified arborist, and why should I hire one?
    Certified arborists are professional caretakers of trees who have the necessary experience and who have passed an exam from the International Society of Arboriculture, showing that they have advanced knowledge of trees and how to best plant, trim, and remove them.
  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured to work as an arborist in Oregon & SW Washington?
    Yes, we are. Being licensed, bonded, and insured protects our customers so they can feel confident in working with us before we even give an estimate. Please see the information about our company in the footer or as listed above for more details.
  • A branch snapped on my property in the middle of the night, and it is endangering my property. How quickly can you remove it?
    Give us a call, and we will be out there as soon as possible. As safety permits, we will do everything we can to eliminate any threat to your property from trees or branches.
  • A tree fell across the road. Can I call you to remove it?
    If it is a public right of way, typically the municipality has the responsibility to clear the road. If a tree has fallen across your driveway or private road, then we can absolutely help. Just give us a call.
  • How long have you been in business in Oregon & SW Washington?
    We have been in business since 1989, giving us over 30 years of experience in Oregon & SW Washington
  • Is there a minimum job size expected to contract with Rich's Tree Service?
    Yes, we have a minimum job order of $250.
  • How many people are part of a typical work crew?
    This depends on the size of the job. We will use the number of people necessary to get your job done quickly and efficiently
  • Can I keep the wood from a tree that I've hired Rich's Tree Service to cut down?
    Absolutely. You're welcome to keep the wood for whatever purpose you choose. The amount you want to be hauled away will affect your estimate, so make sure to communicate your expectations with the estimator.
  • Does Rich's Tree Service work with commercial entities?
    Yes, we work with many commercial clients including municipalities, HOA's, ODOT, property management firms, etc.



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