SERVICES

We offer a variety of services to meet all of your tree needs. We have our Certified Arborist come to your site for a one on one consultation, where we assess your tree and help make recommendation on what would work best with your tree.

Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Pruning must be done with an understanding of trees. Improper pruning creates lasting damage and can shorten the lifespan of a tree. We offer different pruning techniques to suit your needs, which include:

Cleaning: Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree.

Thinning: Thinning is selective branch removal, to improve structure, increase light penetration, and improve air movement through the crown. Proper thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.

Raising: Raising removes the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
 
Reduction: Reduction reduces the size of a tree, often for utility line clearance. Reducing a tree’s height or spread is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to secondary branches that are large enough to assume the terminal roles (at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem). Reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.

Tree Removal

Common Reason's for Tree Removal:

Dead Trees:  A dead tree can pose a hazard to people, houses, and property. Dead trees are more at risk to fall in storms but they have been known to fall in calm weather as well.

Insect & Disease: An unhealthy tree can infect healthy trees around them if left. Trees that are infected need to be assessed to correctly identify the cause of the infection. That way proper steps can be taken to avoid the spread of the disease or insect infestation.

Structural Defects: Structural defects can be hard to spot. Defects include internal decay, cracks in the wood, and can include bark. If you have any concerns about the health of your tree, having a trained professional look at it is your best option.

Tree Planting

Tree Planting   

Planting a tree is a lifelong investment in the environment. How well this investment grows depends on the type of tree selected, the planting location, the care provided during planting, and the follow-up care after planting. Getting your new tree off to a healthy start will help the tree mature to its full size, and ensures it will provide environmental, economic, and social benefits throughout its lifetime.
Give us a call today and we can help you with your investment!

Cabling & Bracing

Tree Support Systems

The most common type of tree support system is called Cabling. We offer two different types of systems.

Static System: which consists of the installation of a steel cable and metal anchors. This type of system is most suited when there is a defect already present in the tree.

Dynamic System: which consists of the installation of a synthetic rope cable. This type is less invasive to the tree and is most suited to help correct potential problems.

To help determine whether your tree needs a support system, contact us today!

Emergency Work/ Storm Damage

Emergency Tree Work 

We are here for you when a tree emergency happens.  Although uncommon, trees pose a hazard, typically during stormy weather. This can involve extreme damage to homes, garages, sheds, vehicles, and the general public. We are prepared to deal with these situations in light or dark. When a tree emergency happens, give us a call!

Consulting

​​Types of Reports Simply Trees Offers

Arborist Reports: An arborist report is a report that is completed by a trained professional. Reasons for getting an arborist report include, but are not limited to, land development, to establish tree protection plans, to assess potential impact of construction on trees, and to report on the current health and structure of a tree.

Tree Risk Assessments: As trees grow and age, the potential for a tree to naturally shed branches increases. Also, as a tree grows and matures the benefits of that tree increases. Trees are living organisms and will always have a level of risk associated with them. The aim of a risk assessment is to assess the current level of risk and give mitigation options to bring that risk to an acceptable level. 

Butternut Health Assessments: Do you have a Butternut on your property? Butternut trees across North America have been infected by a fungus known as butternut canker. This fungus usually kills the tree. Butternuts are endangered species and protected under Ontario's Endangered Species Act. Before you can remove or harm a butternut tree, you must have a qualified Butternut Assessor look at your tree. To find out more, click here:  

Tree Permits: Do you live in the City of Peterborough and need work? The City of Peterborough has come out with a Private Tree By-Law that requires residents to obtain a tree permit before any work is performed. If you have any questions about the By-Law or how it may impact you and your trees, give us a call. We are trained professionals and can help guide you through the permit process!