Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I consider removing my tree?
  • why should I prune my tree?
  • When should you trim your hedge?
  • When is the best time to prune my tree?
  • Why should I remove my stump?
  • Do I need a permit to prune my tree?
  • When do I need a permit to remove my tree?
  • Why hire us?
  • Diseased, damaged, or dead trees
  • Hazardous trees
  • Trees interfering with buildings or structures
  • Trees interfering with needed repair
  • Trees interfering with development & construction plans
  • Remove dead or weak limbs that pose hazard or decay
  • Eliminate interference with electrical wires/buildings
  • Train young trees for proper growth
  • Eliminate rubbing branches
  • To gain more space/ sunlight
  • To avoid having animals gaining access to your roof
  • Improve shape and curb appeal

New hedges require formative pruning for their first couple of years after planting. Formative pruning is usually carried out in winter or early spring. After this, maintenance trimming is carried out, usually once a year for informal hedges and twice a year for formal hedge

In most cases, corrective pruning of dead or weakened branches can be done at any time of the year because it will have little effect on the tree's growth. Removal of one or two small branches can also be done at any time of the year for the same reason. Heading, limbing, and thinning, however, should be done in the late fall or early winter when leaves have dropped. This prevents excessive bleeding, and the wounds will heal quickly when new growth begins in the spring. Pinching, tip pruning, and shearing should be done when the shoots are actively growing in the late spring and early summer. In the case of coniferous trees, pruning should be completed before the new shoots have hardened off (lignified). Pinching, tip pruning, and shearing at this time will effectively control growth and maintain tree and shrub size.

A tree stump left on your property is a tripping hazard, especially to children, It is a hazardous nuisance in your way, and may devalue your property

As long that you do not remove more than 30% of the canopy you are not required a permit by Urban Forestry.

According to the by-law, you need to obtain a permit if you wish to remove, injure or cut down a tree that has a diameter of more than 30 cm (12 inches). The diameter of the tree must be taken at 1.4 meters (4.5 feet) above ground level

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