Tree Service in Hillsboro

Tree Removal in Hillsboro, OR

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Pruning

We prune to the standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) to enhance the appearance and health of your trees while reducing risk of tree failure. Proper pruning of your trees and shrubs helps reduce risk of failure and increases their health and beauty.

Tree and Stump Removal

We remove dead, hazardous, destructive, or poorly located trees. Our team—including certified arborists—have the skills and equipment to remove them safely and quickly. To help beautify and repurpose your landscape, we offer stump grinding.

Emergency Service

We always give the highest priority to emergency work. Call our 24-hour emergency hotlines in the Medford area (541-821-8733) or the Portland area (503-707-1146). We have the equipment, skills, and staff to get that tree removed quickly and safely.

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An Epidemic of Poplar Failures

Around this time last year we talked about the dangers posed by dying poplar trees, and the complications and risks involved in removing them. Considering the astounding number of calls our Portland office has received in recent weeks to have these notoriously problematic trees removed, we feel that it bears mentioning again. Indeed, if you happen to have a poplar (or row of poplars) in your neighborhood or even your own backyard, there is a very high likelihood that it looks like this:

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In a suitable environment, poplars grow quickly and reach heights of 100 feet or more before declining, and the fast-growing wood turns weak and brittle as it dies. Eventually all that is left is an enormous, fragile husk of a tree that is incredibly dangerous to remove — even with proper equipment, such as our 75 foot bucket truck which is dwarfed by the dead poplar pictured above.

In decades past, poplars were planted for their aesthetic appeal and to serve as an effective wind screen. Unfortunately, little care was given to the hazards these trees would create in the long term, and it appears that now a majority of these early plantings have reached the ends of their life cycles, leaving great looming towers of brittle deadwood stabbing into the sky across the city. By now it is difficult to find old poplars in good condition, and the problem is worsening by the year. In turn, the number of calls we’ve received for poplar removals has notably increased.

If you have one of these problem trees hanging over your home, we encourage you to take care of them as soon as possible. Our arborists will be happy to give you a free consultation and estimate for removing hazards, as well as pruning, stump grinding, and any other tree care needs.

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