Every situation is different and we can help you assess your circumstances. Keep in mind, though, that tree-pruning can be dangerous. We often recommend that you contact a qualified arborist
who is specially trained to do the job correctly and safely.
Take a look outside
It helps to gather a little information before you call us. First, survey the area around the tree carefully.
- Are there any overhead power lines running through the branches or close to the tree (within 10 feet)?
- If there is a power line in or near the tree, is it running from: (A) one utility pole to another or (B) a utility pole to a house?
Above all, remember to avoid contact with power lines. You can be seriously injured or even killed.
Cutting trees and severe pruning is restricted within Portland and requires a permit. See the City of Portland website for rules on pruning or removing a tree.
Need to dispose of tree limbs and debris? Metro has two solid waste transfer stations that take yard waste. See the Metro website for locations, hours and fees.