So you need a tree removed, and you’re thinking about doing it yourself. Contracting a professional seems too pricy for a project you think you can do on your own. Before you start climbing, cutting, and chopping down your tree, we, at Pacific NW Landscape and Tree Services, would like to warn you about the dangers of pursuing this project alone. 


  1. Height 

While it’s evident that you’ll be climbing up your gravity and balance will drastically change. You’ll need to wear a harness, carry a chainsaw, and be careful with the steps you take. If the tree seems to be dead or dying, one bad step can have you falling to the ground. Be careful and remember the extra weight added by the harness and chainsaw. 

  1. Tools You Need

To prevent any damage, you need leather gloves, a face shield, glasses, sturdy climbing shoes, leather chaps, and a chainsaw. Never cut anything the chainsaw is not designed to cut, this would cause severe damage to yourself and tools. Lastly, remember always to have a sturdy rope. Rope will help you stay safe and protected if used correctly. 

  1. Safety Gear 

Ensure you and your teams are prepared for any falling items that can hit them—for example, tree branches, chainsaws, rope, and other tools. Wear your safety gear and never stand directly underneath the tree. Tree branches are deadly and can cause severe damage. 

  1. Tree Trunks 

Tree trunks are the most dangerous thing to fall. They have absolutely no mercy and destroy cars, homes, and more! Stay clear from any falling tree trunk or log. 

  1. Power Lines 

Power lines are hazardous! Cutting a tree near a power line can cause damage not only to yourself but to the people surrounding you. At this point, if you don’t want to die, please call a professional! 

  1. Weather 

Lastly, we cannot forget to take into account the weather. Oregon is very rainy, windy, and can change drastically in weather patterns. Make sure the weather will not affect your plans to cut your tree down. 


With all this being said, it’s best to call a professional. At Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Service, we offer competitive, affordable prices! Contact us today for a free quote! 

We all know trees have a long lifespan, some living up to 3,500 years. So when do we know when a tree dies? What are the signs? Will it fall? If so, how do I prepare with the aftermath? Pacific NW Landscape & Tree deals with the complexities of trees for a living, and we’re here to give you some advice! 


Signs of a Dead Tree

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no about we’ve been surrounded by the beauty of nature. Tree’s, in particular, are astonishing, tall, and sometimes fruitful. Yet, they become a hazard when they begin to decay. The signs of a decaying tree are cracks in the trunk, peeling bark, mushrooms growing near the roots of the tree, and multiple branches with no living buds. 


DIY Dead Tree Test 

First, use your fingertip or something sharp and scratch one of the tree’s twigs. If your tree is alive, then you will have moist and green your tree is alive!


What if your leaf is not green? 

You’ve encountered brown twig; then you know something is wrong with your tree. At this point, your tree can be saved; you need to access the surrounding area of the tree. First, grab more leaves and scratch them to see if there are any moist green leaves. Second, see if any fungi or mushrooms are growing around the tree trunk area. Third, check for any peeling bark. Fourth, look for missing branches or leaves. Lastly, if your tree has shown symptoms of it dying, call a professional to take it down or access the possibilities. 


Can My Tree Be Saved? 

If your tree passed one or more of our suggestions then there is hope! Call your local tree specialist and have them create a custom plan to begin healing your tree. 


Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Services 

At Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Services we offer 24/7 emergency tree removal services to fit the needs of our customers and unforeseen natural disasters. We’re licensed, bonded & insured proving consistent quality results. We’re more than happy to help you diagnose your tree and see what options are available for you. Contact us today for a free quote (971)201-9413

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since we started our business, and we thought it would be a great idea to introduce ourselves and welcome all of our new clients. First and foremost, we would love to thank everyone who has been part of our journey and supported us in our tree and landscape business endeavor. We’ve expanded our services and are ready to share them with the world. Are you ready? Let’s do this! 


Who We Are 

Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Service is a family-owned company. Karla and her husband began their company in 2014 and have exponentially grown by providing consistent and quality services. With an almost 5 star rating, Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Services offers quality services & results in the Salem, Portland, and Vancouver Area.



Tree Pruning & Removal 

We are licensed, bonded & insured landscape and tree removal company. While we remove trees for aesthetic purposes to allow more sunlight or have an open area, the primary reason for tree removal is for your safety. Heavy winds, storms, and rain can cause tree branches to fall and become deadly. The lifetime of a tree can be long, but they decay over time and have the potential to fall and cause harm. For this reason, at Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Services has the skillset to take down dangerous trees and clean up all the damage. No messes! 


Storm & Damage Clean Up + Emergency Services

Living in Oregon, we are familiar with heavy wind, rain, and bipolar weather. At some point in your life, you’re bound to come across a natural disaster, but how do you take care of it? You call professionals. You call Pacific NW Landscape & Tree Service who offers 24/7 emergency tree services. There’s no mess, no worries, and no aftermath. Call us today! 


Wood & Chain Link Fencing 

Besides protecting your home from deadly tree branches, we protect the parameter of your home by installing Wood and Chain Link Fences. We work across the Salem, Portland, and Vancouver area to collaborate and find the best fence to fit your home needs. 


We hope this blog helped you understand more about our services and the quality of work we complete. Stay tuned for more exclusive trips & tricks from Pacific NW Landscape and Tree Services!