Tree care for homeowners in Springfield and Eugene, Oregon


Tree Removal

Tree removal in the urban environment is a complicated and dangerous task. Skill, precision and experience are necessary to complete the job safely and efficiently.

Safety is our utmost priority.


Tree Pruning

All trees in the urban environment benefit from proper and regularly scheduled pruning. Structural pruning and weight reduction pruning. The clearing limbs and branches away from buildings, fences and power lines as well as the removal of dead wood.



Cabling is the installation of nylon rope or steel cable to support branches that are structurally unsound. In combination with weight reduction pruning your tree will be able to handle harsh weather conditions without compromising the safety of your home.


Shrub Pruning

Rhododendron are a staple of the Pacific Northwest's landscape. Proper maintenance and pruning will enhance their natural beauty.


Stump Grinding

After a removal, trees are cut as low as possible. If replanting is desired, stump grinding is necessary. Stumps and surface roots can be ground down to a depth of about 8 to 14 inches, allowing for the planting of a new tree or turf.


Hedge Trimming

Hedges are beautiful and functional natural barriers, but they do require regular maintenance to preserve form, function and safety. The accumulation of leaf debris and dead wood pose a fire hazard during the summer months.


Cat Rescue

Cats love to climb up trees, but do not always know how to climb down. The best way to get them down safely is not a firefighter, but your friendly neighborhood Arborist. The Community Arborist has rescued over 100 cats from trees in and around Eugene. So if your cat is stuck in a tree remember: Keep calm, and call the Community Arborist.


Emergency Services

Extreme weather conditions can create hazards with urban trees. Heavy rain, snow, ice and high winds can damage trees year round. Limbs can break and entire trees can fall over. Skill and experience are required to deal with hazardous situations within our urban forest.


Other Home Services including:

Gutter cleaning, moss control, deep root fertilizer treatment using organic fertilizer, English ivy and blackberry removal.

Contact us for a FREE evaluation!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Community Arborist License, Bonded, and Insured?

 We are registered with the Oregon State Construction Contractor Board. You can verify our license by clicking the link provided and entering CCB# 228625 [] [ []]

Why hire an arborist when I can just do it myself? 

You can trust an arborist to do what's best for the health and safety of the trees in your yard. Tree cutting is art and a science. A good arborist can make your trees look visually appealing while maintaining the overall health of the tree. Doing your own tree work is an option, but it is a dangerous and tedious task.

What makes Community Arborist different?

While we only have 1 small crew and 1 truck, we make up for it with our spirit (and prices). We pride ourselves in creating a community through trees. We genuinely care about your trees because we live here too. If your trees are happy, we are happy.

What is the best time of year to prune trees? 

There is never a bad time to remove dead, damaged or diseased branches. But most trees benefit from pruning in mid to late winter. Pruning during dormancy encourages new growth as soon as the weather begins to warm. The lack of leaves after autumn allows you to easily identify branches and limbs requiring removal.

Why is tree topping bad? 

Tree topping is the act of reducing the height of a tree. This practice is terrible for trees long term. Topping a tree encourages the tree to grow large and unstable water sprouts. The new growth is weak in structure compared to the pre existing wood. The large wound created by cutting out the top of the tree leads to decay, turning your tree into a safety hazard. Topping your tree will also greatly reduce the life expectancy of your tree if it survives the cut. 

What can you do instead of topping your tree to make it safer?

  If you are concerned about a portion of your tree falling over onto your house, you have 3  options to make your tree safer.  1. Weight reduction pruning reduces the leverage the elements have over your tree. Removing excess limb weight throughout the canopy prevents large limbs from breaking over your home.  2. Cabling and Bracing promotes good structure within your tree. Not only do the cables help build good structure, but they also serve as a tree seatbelt. A properly installed cable can save your house from destruction in a storm.  3. Have the tree removed completely. If the tree is dead, or extremely hazardous, removal will be your best option. 

Do you provide emergency services? 

Yes, In the case of a tree failure we have your back 24/7. Give us a call and we will help you as soon as we can. 

Can I trim my neighbors tree if it hangs over into my yard?

  If a bush or a tree is hanging over into your yard you are allowed to cut it back to the property line. If the tree is damaged or killed in the process you as the homeowner will be held liable. Pruning a tree back at the property line is usually not recommended since it leads to poor cuts being made. When the tree is improperly pruned, new growth with weak structure explodes out towards your yard. This permanent damage can be easily avoided. Best case scenario you and your neighbor come to an agreement to do what's best for the tree. If no agreement is established, we are experienced in conflict mitigation between homeowners. We will find a solution for you! 

(541) 461-3162

Licenced, Bonded AND Insured. CCB #228625


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