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Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency Tree
Removal in Toronto

Local Arborist has over 10 years of experience dealing with emergency tree removal in Toronto and the GTA. We believe in providing the safest and most efficient emergency tree removal services, protecting you and your property from injury or irreparable damage. Contact Local Arborist any time, 24/7, for any Toronto tree removal emergency.

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When Does the Need for Tree Removal Become an Emergency?

Tree removal becomes an emergency when the tree is at serious risk of falling over or has already fallen over. Often this means that damage has already occurred to your property and the help of a trained arborist is needed to prevent further damage and keep you and others in the area safe.

Emergency Tree Removal in Toronto
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What to Expect?

When an emergency tree removal call is made, Local Arborist will gather as many details about your specific situation as possible. Our team of experienced tree removal specialists will determine the severity of the situation and make the appropriate plan of action. You can expect a crew on site quickly, especially if the tree in question poses a serious risk to life and property, and we will begin safely removing the fallen or near-fallen tree. Once the tree is removed, we suggest stump grinding and removal as well to eliminate tripping hazards and future decay or spread of disease.

How much is emergency tree removal in Toronto
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How Much Does Emergency Tree Removal Cost in Toronto?

It is hard to give any sort of estimate for emergency tree removal in Toronto, as each situation is vastly different from the next. As the level of risk increases, so does the cost. However, Local Arborist is committed to providing emergency tree removal services that are as affordable as they are efficient.

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Clean, reliable, thorough and professional . Generally awesome.
Steve Sanguedolce - artist
On timeAssessed the task at hand and divided workloadTidy and attention to detailHead arborist went above and beyond by removing a wasp nest from a tree that needed a trim.Crew was polite and careful with cleanup.Would highly recommend.
Cheryl Markle
A great company to call! I initially spoke with Mariann to book an appt for a tree that needed careful pruning. He called promptly and passed by to view and give me a quote. A very pleasant & professional guy. 3 guys, Joel, Sasha & Eddiie came to my home, they were absolutely great! Very nice, pleasant and took care of what was needed. I would defenitely call them back should I need this service again. We'll done gentleman, and thank u again.
Chris Davad
These guys were excellent. They were prompt, well coordinated and very professional. Great teamwork. The job went very smoothly. They finished on time, took away all of the debris and logs (it was a huge tree removed from the backyard, and huge stem cut from a tree in the front). They were even careful not to drop logs from too high to avoid getting holes and dings in our lawn. They completely cleaned up our yard and both of my neighbour’s’ yards. My neighbours were very pleased. They even blew off the decks and driveways. Very impressive, and the price was very reasonable. Marian even followed up with a phone call afterwards (and before the team left) to make sure that I was satisfied with the job. I would strongly recommend Marian and his team to anyone.
Mark&Leone Foxwell
Local Arborist tree services is very good company. They did very professional job especially Marian and Jon.I am high recommend this company. Thank you so much!
Candice Hu
Marian and his crew were amazing to work with from start to finish.They were very proud, arrived on time, cleaned up beautifully, and charged a very reasonable amount for the work they did on the trees in our backyard.I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering having their trees trimmed or removed.
Victoria Wolf
Service was well done, safe and efficient rAlso very tidy afterwards. Loved that there was use of electric saws as well for a more quiet and environmentally friendly experience
annette Taffy
Fantastic service from my meeting with Marian to the professional job Joel and Eddie did. Beautiful clean up. I am so very pleased. Highly recommend
Gina B
Local Arborist's pricing was competitive and they showed-up at the appointed time. The crew (Joel and Eddie) were very polite and a pleasure to deal with. The agreed scope of work was completed in a timely, professional and extremely competent manner. Moreover, Joel and Eddie took great care to clean-up the site following completion of the job. I would not hesitate to work with Local Arborist again or to recommend this firm to anyone who has the need for such services.
Dennis Miller
Good communication and responsive to our emergency call having a large tree fall on the roof. They were very timely in their work and pricing was very reasonable. They were very precise in their work and cleaned up any after math of the removal. Highly recommend!! And would use their services again.
Claire InSync

Do you have a problem tree on your property that need to be addressed?

Contact Local Arborist today for a complimentary estimate on all your Tree Removal needs in Toronto & the GTA!

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Why Choose Local Arborist?

Local Arborist is an experienced tree-care company that offers quick, safe, and efficient emergency tree removal services for Toronto and the GTA. You can trust our team of ISA certified arborists with all your tree removal needs.

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Marian Shuflin

Licenced ISA arborist

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Can you come immediately?

We can absolutely send a team immediately when it comes to emergency tree services, such as emergency tree removal – especially if significant damage and risk to human life are imminent.

Do you have a crane?

We have relationships with many crane services throughout the city that can come with very little notice. Our arborists are trained to remove trees using crane assistance.

My tree has been damaged in a storm. What can I do?

Storms can be incredibly damaging to trees, especially if there are preexisting weak spots. Such damage is likely to leave large and unsightly wounds. In some cases, the damage may be severe enough to warrant immediate action, such as tree removal or corrective tree trimming. Other times, the tree may still be structurally sound. These non-urgent damages (i.e. minor cracks in limb unions) do, however, leave the tree extremely susceptible to future decay and disease. Tree owners and managers are advised to seek the guidance of a reputable tree specialist, such as Local Arborist, who can assess the stability of a tree  after a storm and recommend any remedial work. Keep in mind that protected trees often require additional permitting to perform non-urgent tree care services.

My protected tree has been damaged by high winds. What should I do?

If you have a protected tree that suffers storm damage on your property, you can arrange any tree work necessary to make it safe again. The work must be the minimum required to make it safe and any additional work requires that you submit an application. You must inform any hired arborist, at the first opportunity, of any works that have been carried out for each protected tree.

If a protected tree has been blown down in the storm or has been damaged in such a way that, in the interests of safety, it should be felled, then you may be required to replace it during the next planting season.

It is important to remember that it is your responsibility as a property owner to prove that any work you have carried out on a protected tree was essential to make the tree safe. We recommend keeping a detailed photographic record of storm damage to protected trees.  Always contact an ISA certified arborist such as Local Arborist prior to felling or removing any protected tree.

How much do you charge for emergency tree services in Toronto & the GTA?

Each case is assessed individually, as some cases require the use of extra time and additional vehicles or equipment. As general rule of thumb, you can expect to pay around $200-300 per hour for Emergency Tree Services. Please keep in mind that Local Arborist does our best to be respectful of your budget, which is why we have become one of the fastest and most efficient tree service companies in Toronto.

Who do I contact if there are other trees which are damaged or dangerous?

You can contact Local Arborist’s Customer Service team by dialing +1 (416) 907-2107 any time of day. Someone from our team is always available to discuss dangerous tree situations.

If a neighbor’s tree falls on my property who is responsible for removal?

While this question seems simple, the real answer is a bit more nuanced. If a neighbor’s tree is showing signs of damage, rot, or other factors which might increase its odds of falling, they are responsible for removing the tree and potentially damage which was caused to your property. If the tree had shown no signs of damage and came down because of a particularly bad storm and caused damage to your property, your homeowners insurance will provide coverage according to your policy limits. If a neighbor’s healthy tree falls into your yard and doesn’t cause any damage, we hate to say it but you will be on the hook for cleaning and removing the tree.

How do I know if I have a dangerous tree?

If you have a dangerous tree, you want to make sure you get it removed before anything bad happens. The most common signs of a dangerous tree are dead or detached branches, rotten wood along the trunk and cracks or splits in the trunk. Dangerous trees also often have bark abnormalities with deep cracks or holes. If you suspect your tree is dangerous and needs to be removed, contact us today, we can help.

Do I need a permit to remove a dangerous tree?

If the tree on your property poses an immediate risk to the property surrounding it or people nearby, you can apply for something called an exemption permit. Exemption permits for tree removal are usually granted for dead trees, trees that are imminently hazardous, or trees with advanced disease (where tree failure is inevitable). Exemption permits do not require Arborist Reports, like some other permit applications require.

To be safe and avoid fines, it is a good idea to have a certified arborist assess the situation and determine the safest and best way of proceeding.


How do you deal with emergency tree removal for protected trees?

Protected trees required a slightly more nuanced approach when it comes to emergency tree removal. Work that is required to make the tree safe, such as emergency tree removal because of severe damage, is necessary. However, all work done on a protected tree should be adequately documented with photographic evidence. If you have a protected tree requiring attention, it is essential to let your arborist know. At Local Arborist, we will ensure that every step taken when dealing with a protected tree is within the legal limits.

Do you use a crane for emergency tree removal?

Cranes are often utilized for extremely large trees that required a more specialized approach for removal. We have access to a wide variety of equipment to complete every emergency tree removal safely and efficiently.

If a tree from a neighbouring property falls in my yard, who is responsible?

The answer to this question is not always straightforward. If there was noticeable, pre-existing damage to the tree that was neglected, the property owner (where the tree came from) would be responsible for removal costs and for any damages caused to your property. However, if the damage occurred because of an unforeseeable event, such as a violent storm, your insurance company will likely deal with the fall out. Additionally, if a healthy tree falls but no damage occurs, you more than likely will be responsible for removal costs on your own property.

Do I require a permit for emergency tree removal?

While permits are not required for emergencies that pose a serious risk to life or property, it is always recommended to contact an ISA certified arborist for immediate assessment of the situation. Local Arborist has trained staff on board that will determine the appropriate course of action to ensure you are well within the legal limits to perform emergency tree removal.

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