About the company

The Arborist company specializes in mature tree conservation and the cultivation of the optimal form in juvenile trees. It is the foremost goal of the Arborist company to preserve Southern Georgian Bays mature trees and to promote the best form possible in its younger trees.

Experience that counts

Report writing for local bylaw and working with our areas largest property management corporations, 8 years as a full time tree climber and crew leader with the areas most reputable arboriculture firm. Countless technical projects including multiple crane assisted removals. My years of experience working with trees has given me the knowledge and expertise to safely and efficiently perform any tree related project that you may have. As a registered journeyman in the field of arboriculture it is a pleasure for me to ply my craft. You can rest assured that my certification comes from training and studying with a multitude of certified arborists,  a completed apprenticeship that requires 5000 hours of experience in the field and my ongoing training through workshops and seminars.

Professional care

Safety of person and property are paramount. Through my experience working as a climbing tech at Humber college I have developed the deepest respect for safety, education and professionalism. I utilize the most modern climbing and rigging equipment available to safely work on your trees. The professional care the Arborist company offers is delivered by well educated, properly trained and approachable staff.

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Consultation

  • Report writing for bylaw enforcement to construction projects.

  • Plant health to control disease and pests. With insect, foliar and soil analysis, health and vigour can be reestablished with a properly prescribed treatment plan.

  • Tree assessments to identify negative structural and/or environmental issues impacting a tree and provide a suitable action to mitigate the problem.

  • Management of forest fragments and groupings to promote healthy stands.

 
 

Pruning

  • Formative: Juvenile and newly planted trees benefit most from formative pruning. Formative pruning aids in the development of preferable branching structure and removes undesirable limbs that may eventually become poorly attached/formed limbs.

  • Structure: Pruning a tree for structure means to reduce/remove limbs that adversely affect the canopy of the tree. Limbs that have died should be removed entirely and limbs that are prone to fail should be reduced so to limit the possibility of failure. Structural pruning will improve the overall stability of the canopy as well as remove/reduce potential hazards.

  • Retrenchment: Retrenchment pruning is intended for mature trees that have begun to decline. Limb dieback is removed as well as substantial healthy tissue to reinvigorate proximal (inner canopy) growth. By significantly reducing the distal portions of the canopy, retrenchment pruning can reinvigorate new growth as well as stabilize larger and more mature trees that have begun the senescent stage.

  • Form: Pruning a tree for aesthetics. This is to provide a more symmetrical and balanced appearance to the canopy, allow for improved vista clearance as well as remove undesirable limbs that do not follow a pleasing line within the canopy.

  • Reclamation: Size reductions for overgrown ornamental species. Midsized understory trees that, due to a lack of maintenance, have over grown their location/attractiveness. Reclamation pruning is often a multi phase initiative to reduce the size of ornamental trees while retaining a pleasing form as well as vigour and vitality.

 

Cabling and bracing

  • Dynamic cabling: Offering support of a trees upper canopy while still allowing for the dynamic motion generated by the wind. Often installed over larger spans in the canopy where limbs are splaying away from each other.

  • Static cabling: Offering a more rigid support to the upper canopy when motion is limited but structural support is still required. Often placed where stems requiring support are more vertical and closer to each other.

  • Bracing: Offering support directly to a weak attachment point by installing a steel rod directly through the union. This aids with the cessation of opening and closing motions at the attachment point that further weaken an already poor branch union.

 

Removal

  • Hazard: When a tree has become a hazard it must be removed to protect person and property. Disease, age and changes to a trees environment are all factors that can negatively affect a trees vitality and stability. Trees in this category often enter a circle of decline and ultimately become a more serious hazard as time goes on.

  • Culling: Crowding trees will compete for sunlight. This is called phototropism and can lead to undesirable and unstable branch unions as trees become larger. To help promote good branch structure and healthy canopies in a stand, it can be beneficial to remove undesirable specimens that have already formed poor branch unions. This will help encourage other trees to form better structure as they continue to mature.

  • Aesthetic: At times a landscape may become less attractive due to poorly formed trees or overplanting/crowding. Trees that have been too closely planted to buildings/other trees, or that have been poorly selected for their location can develop poor form as well as damage neighbouring trees or property.  The removal of these trees provides an opportunity to replant more desirable specimens in better suited locations.

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