Trees and shrubs require pruning for a variety of reasons. Small ornamental trees and shrubs are often pruned for aesthetics while mature trees are typically pruned for structural integrity and safety. Depending on the age, size, species, condition and location of your trees and shrubs, the prescribed pruning can vary greatly.
Sometimes pruning should be avoided for certain species at certain times of the year. Knowing when, what and how much to prune can make the difference between a healthy, vigorous tree and a diseased and declining one.
Trees in the urban environment sometimes need to be removed. While we do our best to preserve as many trees as possible, sometimes the best option is removal. Diseases, storm damage, construction and structural defects are all valid reasons why a tree might need to be removed.
Tree removal can be very technical and challenging depending on the location, size, and condition of the tree being removed. We use the proper tools and equipment to ensure all tree removals are done safely and efficiently. We also carry 2 million dollars in liability insurance for your peace of mind.
Most GTA municipalities have passed by-laws that regulate the injury and/or destruction of trees located on private property. The requirement for a permit to remove trees on private land is determined by the diameter of the tree in question and varies according to which municipality the property is located in.
The permit application process can be daunting and onerous for property owners. Working with an arborist who knows the requirements of municipalities minimizes delays in processing. Chris has worked for the municipalities of Oakville, Toronto, and Vaughan administering their various tree by-laws and knows exactly what is required to get applications processed as quickly and smoothly as possible.