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At Herford’s tree care, we believe that having the right approach to tree care is the first step to making our immediate environment— and the world at large— a better place. Therefore, we devote ourselves to providing efficient, safe, and affordable tree services in Boring, OR and the neighboring areas. Our skilled, certified arborists are committed to ensuring you receive excellent service for every tree-related issue you might have.

With our combined years of experience in this field, we know the right approach for every situation. We prioritize safety, for our crew and clients — you can be sure that your trees (and property) are in safe hands.



Professional Boring, OR Tree Removal Service

How do you know if it’s time to remove a tree?

Deciding to cut your tree could be complex, especially when you’re not sure if it is a necessary step to take… or if your tree has some sentimental value to you. While we have the expertise and skillset to nurse some declining trees to life, some trees get damaged beyond repair, making removal inevitable. And it is safer and usually cheaper to do this before the worst happens.

What are the signs that you need a Boring, OR tree removal? Your tree is…

  1. Unhealthy. This can reflect in the top, trees, and branches, or if the trunk is showing signs of decay.
  2. Diseased. Some tree diseases can be treated, especially if discovered early. But if the disease has spread throughout the tree, it will weaken, making it hazardous.
  3. Leaning in a dangerous position — like towards your driveway or kids’ play area.
  4. Damaged from age, weather events, or improper pruning.
  5. Dead. It will weaken over time, becoming increasingly more likely to fail, and be a potential attraction for pests.

Or it could be personal reasons like your tree being messy from droppings of seeds, nuts and twigs (making it expensive to maintain) … or your tree being in the way of construction… or there is a case of tree crowding in your property… or the tree has fallen already.

We provide efficient removal services for each unique situation. Resist the urge to try to remove a tree on your own— tree removal requires advanced techniques and specialized equipment. When not done properly, it can pose bigger threats and end up costing a lot more.

You need skilled and experienced professionals, who know the best method and have the suitable equipment to remove any tree in the safest way possible. We also make sure to clean up the area and remove debris once the removal process is done. At Herford’s tree care, you can be sure you are getting full value for your money.

Depending on your location, you might need to obtain a permit before we can take a tree down. We have provided a page where you can access the requirements for your specific location, which you can view here.

Note: We offer stump grinding as an add-on to our Boring, OR tree removal service. As an alternative, you can have us carve a throne chair from your stump as you can see in the image below. In some situations, this could be a focal point of your yard!

If you need tree removal service in Boring, OR and surrounding areas, we are here to serve you. Ask for a free quote here.


Emergency tree service

Professional Boring, OR Emergency Tree Removal Service

In cases when your tree fall was unforeseen, emergency tree service might be needed. Weather events like severe storms or hurricanes may damage trees, causing them to fail partially or completely. This is not uncommon, as the Pacific Northwest is notorious for producing big storms that can cause devastating structural damage to homes and properties.

For emergency cases, time is of the essence. Even in situations where no real threat is posed to you or your property, such situations should be dealt with as soon as possible. Delay can cause physical injury, avoidable expenses, or property damage. Herford’s tree care is, in most cases, available 24/7 to provide Boring, OR emergency tree services. Call us for a quick response and a free quote.

We only recommend emergency tree removal when it’s the preferable option. Sometimes, an emergency tree trimming or cabling of damaged trees may solve the problem just fine. But you can never know for sure, without the expertise of a qualified arborist.

Our Portland emergency tree removal service includes cleaning up tree debris and hauling of wood.

If you have an emergency tree removal situation, make sure you:

  1. Don’t panic. Maintaining your cool will help you deal with the situation better.
  2. Don’t get too close or attempt to fix the problem yourself, especially if it is a larger tree.
  3. Perform a visual inspection from a safe distance. This will also help you to provide as much information as possible when you call us.
  4. Call emergency services if anyone is injured.

Our crews have years of experience in the field and can be deployed quickly during a crisis to help solve your immediate needs. Once we handle the issues at your home or office, we’ll also help you navigate the complexities of the insurance paperwork and any damage or hazard reports that are needed.

To prevent an emergency when storm seasons are approaching, it would help to remove trees that are:

  • Sick (e.g., damaged bark, discolored leaves, dying branches, moldy-looking patches, and cracks in the trunk).
  • Infected
  • Leaning in a dangerous position
  • Dead


Professional Boring, OR Stump Grinding Service

After your tree has been removed, you might consider whether to grind the tree stump or leave it as it is. Tree stumps take up otherwise free space and could be the cause of a potential hazard. Not to mention becoming a breeding place for termites and other bugs. And you would also have to factor in the time that will be spent regularly pruning the sprouts growing out from your tree stump.

Herford’s Tree Care, Inc. helps you to easily clear your land of bothersome and potentially hazardous tree stumps. Now you won’t have to worry about your kids sustaining a fatal injury while playing in the yard or risk your blade bending when mowing around the stump.

With our state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll get your stump removed quickly and efficiently, affording you more usable space, and an even surface for your landscape. The equipment we’ll use depends on the size of the stump, and ranges from a smaller grinder for tight spots, to larger self-propelled units for larger stumps.

Stump grinders are very powerful and heavy equipment. You might be tempted to rent one from a local rental store to do it yourself, but when operating such specialized equipment, there is a high chance of injury. Besides, there is no assurance that the rental grinder is in good working condition. Leave it to the professionals at Herford’s Tree Care, Inc to handle any Boring, OR Stump Grinding services you might need (including the neighboring areas).

Note: We offer stump grinding as a stand-alone service, or as an add-on to our Portland tree removal service. As an alternative, you can have us carve a throne chair from your stump as you can see in the image below. In some situations, this could be a focal point of your yard!


Tree cabling

Professional Boring, OR Tree Cabling Services

Poor stem or branch attachment may lead to premature and costly failure, often damaging an otherwise healthy tree beyond repair. Especially if they are not properly pruned.

Weak branches could not only be unpleasing to the eye but could also be potentially dangerous in an extreme weather event.

We’ll help install systems that will support your tree and serve as a protective measure from tree accidents.

When should you consider our Boring, OR Tree Cabling Services?

  1. Your tree has included bark, or weak, v-shaped stem attachment.
  2. You want to adjust the direction in which the tree is growing.
  3. Your tree has decay that compromises the structure of parts of the crown.

If your tree can be classified in any of these, cabling would be a recommended option. Our professionals will install extra-strong cables to protect the weak branches to support vulnerable parts of the tree.

There are various cabling systems, and the type we use depends on your unique tree. Our arborists will examine your tree and determine what cabling system would be most suitable. We tend to use a dynamic cabling system which will allow for flexibility and provide gentle support to your tree.

Once the tree cabling system has been installed, we can provide routine checks to monitor the progress, and ensure the cable is safe and working as intended.

We offer our professional cabling services in Portland, Gresham, Estacada, and the neighboring areas. Call us now to get your free quote.



Professional Boring, OR Tree Trimming and Pruning Service.

Properly maintained trees help improve the aesthetic value of your Boring, OR home, but we understand that tree maintenance is often ignored until problems become too big to ignore. Therefore, at Herford’s Tree Care, Inc., we start with a proper diagnosis of your particular tree concern.

Pruning your Portland tree regularly does not only make it look better but also:

  1. Maintains tree health.
  2. Improves tree structure.
  3. Allows adequate sunlight to your tree.
  4. Reduces risks of tree accidents.
  5. Increases airflow through the tree.

Improper tree pruning can harm your tree’s health and cause unnecessary injury or decay. Think of it this way: when you cut a tree, you are causing wounds. Doing this incorrectly can result in pest or pathogen infestation in the open areas, resulting in decay and long-term damage.

Herford’s Tree Care, Inc. has an ISA Certified Arborist with over 25 years of experience to help you determine the best course of action for analyzing the health and structure of your trees and recommending the most effective approach for every problem that may arise. We use state-of-the-art equipment to effectively handle your Portland Tree Pruning services, including:

  1. Crown raising, to provide clearance for landscape features.
  2. Crown cleaning, which means removing dead or decaying branches that could cause an injury.
  3. Reduction, to reduce the length or load of a limb or the overall tree.
  4. Thinning, to improve light and air penetration through the tree.

Estimates for pruning hedges and trimming bushes and shrubs include a free, informal consultation so that we can offer you the best option for your situation. Call us now for your Portland Tree Pruning Service. We also serve Gresham, Estacada, and the neighboring areas



Professional Boring, OR Tree Planting Service

If you’re looking to add a tree (or more) to your yard, we are here for you.

Apart from improving the aesthetic appeal, well-planted trees can also significantly improve the value of your property. They can also help to:

  1. Provide shade.
  2. Reduce the amount of heat that enters your home.
  3. Improve air quality.

And while planting a tree can seem like a straightforward task, there are a lot of factors to be considered, some of which are:

  1. Soil conditions: Various conditions of the soil such as pH, porosity, etc will greatly affect your tree’s growth.
  2. Susceptibility to pests. Some tree species are more susceptible to pests and diseases.
  3. Weather conditions: The weather conditions of your environment have a role to play in the healthy growth of your tree.
  4. Amount of maintenance needed: Some tree species require more maintenance than others. We will discuss with you to know how much time and effort you are willing to devote to maintaining your new tree.

Our professionals will carefully consider all these factors before recommending the best tree option for your property. We will also ask other questions like the purpose of the tree, desired size, and allergy concerns.

Rather than having an unsuccessful tree planting experience, or worse, having your new tree die, contact us at Herford’s Tree Inc. to provide professional Boring, OR Tree Planting Services for your property. We inspect your yard, work with you to decide which tree to plant, and provide recommended maintenance guidelines to ensure the proper growth of your tree.

Call us now to get your free quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q What services do you offer in Boring, OR?

At Herford’s Tree Inc., we offer a wide range of tree services, including:

  • Tree removal
  • Tree cabling
  • Tree pruning and hedge and shrub trimming
  • Stump grinding
  • Tree planting

We currently serve Boring, Oregon and the neighboring areas.

Q Why should I hire an ISA Certified Arborist to handle my tree care needs?

ISA Certified Arborists are specialists in tree care. They are trained and equipped to evaluate a tree’s needs and provide it with everything it requires to grow and flourish. Arborists certified through the International Society of Arboriculture, are educated, experienced, and accountable, and give you the best chance at the best service.  This can mean the difference between having healthy, attractive trees that add value to your property or poorly maintained trees that are a danger and liability.

Additionally, dealing with large trees can be dangerous work, in terms of damage to your property from falling limbs during pruning or removal or injuries sustained on the job site. Arborists are trained in all safety products taking proper precautions and minimizing the risks. Please feel free to browse our services and see how we can help you.

Q How much does it cost to remove a tree in Boring, OR?

The cost of a Portland Tree Removal depends on several factors, including your tree size, location, equipment to be used, potential risk, and other factors.

We ensure to keep our prices fair and competitive, while also making sure not to underestimate the resources and time needed for each service. Call us to get your free quote.

Q How often do my trees need to be pruned?

Tree pruning requirements can vary widely depending on factors, such as:

  • Tree species, size of trees, and how close they are to buildings, utility lines, etc.
  • Shading & decline issues causing deadwood
  • Storm frequency

Mature trees should generally be inspected annually for safety and health. The pruning frequency will generally range from 3 to 7 years.

Q Should I remove my tree?

There are many reasons to remove a tree, including hazardous conditions, disease, thinning due to overcrowding, improper location or species choice, construction, or other issues. Herford’s Tree Care, Inc. has ISA Certified Arborists, who can evaluate your trees and help with this decision.

Q Why is it important to prune trees?

Clearance pruning from buildings and utility lines can prevent costly damage to these structures. Crown cleaning removes hazardous dead, broken, and weak limbs. Crown restoration and structural pruning will aid the tree in maturing into a stronger and better-looking specimen. Pruning also helps reduce disease and decline in many trees.

Q How can I tell if my tree is safe?

In most cases, a brief evaluation by our Arborists can easily decide if tree removal or preservation is the best course of action. In some situations, a thorough hazard tree evaluation may be required to make the determination. Techniques used during a hazard tree evaluation may include truck core sampling, root crown evaluation for signs of decay/disease, and other health evaluation and diagnostic methods.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree in Boring, OR?

Requirements, which are usually based on tree species, trunk diameter, property location, etc. You should always check with your City’s Planning or Urban Forestry Department to determine any permit requirements that may apply to your property. In some cases, Herford’s Tree Care, Inc. Experts can help you with this process. Click here for permit information in some of our local cities.

Q How do I tell if my tree needs cabling?

There are various factors to consider before cabling a tree. We offer a free consultation to evaluate and determine if cabling is a suitable option for your tree.

Do you offer emergency services in Boring, OR?

Definitely! We offer 24/7 emergency services for your tree needs or accidents.