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Tree Pruning & Trimming

Tree Pruning &
Trimming in Toronto

Local Arborist is an experienced tree-care company serving Toronto and the GTA. We provide ISA certified tree pruning and tree trimming services for both residential and commercial properties. We are committed to quality and safety, ensuring that your trees receive industry leading care that is as affordable as it is effective.

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What is Tree Trimming and Pruning?

Tree trimming and pruning are both essential to the health and vitality of the trees and bushes on your residential or commercial property. Although both involve cutting parts of a tree away, trimming and pruning each serve slightly different purposes.

Trimming typically is done to enhance the overall appearance of a tree or shrub and involves cutting away overgrown branches and shaping limbs into a specific shape. Local Arborist recommends trimming be done twice per year, with one of those times occurring after the flowering season is complete.

Tree pruning and trimming can also be utilized to eliminate dead, diseased, or otherwise dying branches to improve overall health and viability.

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Situations when tree pruning is needed

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Benefits of Pruning and Trimming

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How Much Does Tree Trimming in Toronto Cost?

Tree trimming and pruning can vary greatly depending on the size of the tree requiring care. Small trees (less than 20 ft) usually average around $200-$450 for a trimming service. Trees up 20-50 ft cost $450-$900 on average to trim, so long as there are not any severe hazards or exceptional steps required to get the job done. For trees that are larger than 50 ft tall, trimming and pruning services can cost starting at $900.

The best way to get an accurate estimate for tree trimming and pruning services is to contact Local Arborist. We will provide you with a complimentary consultation to analyze the overall condition of your trees and deliver a fair, transparent estimate for work needed.

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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
Extremely happy with the service provided to grind a large stump. Very professional. Excellent communication and the best experience I encountered in this industry. Cleanup was also done even though I was willing to handle it myself in this case. Will use them for any future tree related work. Highly recommended.I will refer this business to others because like others I have been fooled by other company high ratings only to receive horrible service, added costs and more work for me. This one is authentic. I had bad experiences and poor follow through with too many other businesses.
Alan Nanut
Allways Service was professional, friendly and efficient. Extremely happy with their service.I got a few estimates from different companies and some of them just wanted to make a quick buck and remove an entire tree. Joel listened to our needs and budget and gave a fair estimate for what he could do to make our backyard safe.On the day of the job Joel and Shawn did an amazing job planning their work, trimming the trees and making our backyard a safe space for our daughter. I really admire what they do climbing so high up in the the trees and the skills required to do so. I highly recommend them and would use them again.They are the home tree service you didn’t know you needed until you’re dodging falling branches.
Leila Lirazan
We had two large stumps from a double oak that we needed to have cut further and ground down. The owner (Marian) explained the process clearly and gave a detailed quote, and a week later his stump grinder, Yora, did the job quickly and efficiently, despite running into some unexpected problems. Surprisingly, there was a large chuck of metal bar between the two stumps which dulled his chainsaw blade, in addition to a number of rocks, but these didn't stop Yora, and now we have clear ground and a pile of sawdust where the stumps were. He also spread some of he sawdust under our spruce trees. I would highly recommend this company.
Robert Scavone
I think Toronto's the best tree services company after I compare six companies. Super high service quality, take care of customers' feelings, with protection pad as far as possible to protect the lawn, after the completion of the cleaning, is very clean. The team was very professional, efficient and dedicated. Awesome team.If I have tree services in the future, I will not hesitate to invite their team.I highly recommend this company.
It was a positive experience in every way. Quality work at a reasonable price. I recommend them without reservation.
Tiit Leinveer
Marian and his crew were amazing to work with from start to finish.They arrived on time, worked flat out, cleaned up beautifully, and charged a very reasonable amount for the work they did on the huge tree in my backyard.I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering having their tree trimmed or removed.
Anita Stern
Just had my backyard and front cleaned up..cut many trees, bushes etc.Huge work was done only for 2 days.Guys did a great job, more then I ask for and for the same price it was agreed( no extra charged). Everything was professionally, super customer service, quick, clean and for the great price. Boss came twice personally just to make sure that job is getting done properly. Thanks a lot guys, nice having business with you!. Way to go.. will recommend highly. 5 *****
Erin Mills
Very professional team. did a great job. prices are reasonable.
Keith Karunanayake
We lost part of a large maple in the big May storm with half the tree on my garage and half precariously standing. Entwined in the standing portion were phone and cable wires for many families on the street.We called the day of the storm and they answered immediately with an inspection the next day. We had to wait for a couple of weeks for the City to permit us taking down the standing portion hoping it wouldn’t fall on its own, and when they did a crew arrived promptly and carefully removed the tree without touching a single wire!The whole operation was complete in three hours, and they even swept the back yard and the roofs of two garages.The service was extremely professional, timely and it was the best quote we received. I can’t say enough about the service.
Lian Zerafa

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

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Why Choose Local Arborist?

Local Arborist has been delivering exceptional tree trimming and pruning in Toronto and the GTA for more than ten years. We use top of the line tree trimming and pruning tools and techniques to ensure the overall beauty and health of your trees and shrubs are improved. As a professional ISA certified company, we have the experience to complete a wide variety tree-care services for residential and commercial properties alike. Additionally, Local Arborist maintains complete WCB coverage and holds extensive liability insurance, guaranteeing we are all protected against unforeseen challenges.

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Marian Shuflin

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Can’t trees just be topped to make them smaller?

While tree topping seems like a quick, simple solution to overgrown trees, it can be a potentially dangerous practice that can cause significant and permanent damage to the tree itself and the property around it. A better, more sustainable option is called crown reduction, which can be completed to decrease the overall crown size of a tree without compromising the overall health or stability of the tree.  The general rule of thumb is that no more than 30% of the canopy should be removed .

Does tree trimming or pruning require a permit?

Trimming and pruning trees on private property does not require a permit. If you are unsure about Toronto Tree Bylaws, make sure to contact Local Arborist. As a certified ISA company, we know the permitting requirements for Toronto and the GTA well.

Does trimming hurt trees?

If done correctly, no!  In fact, proper tree trimming and pruning improves the overall strength and stability of trees and shrubbery. It is an important factor in the maintenance of good tree health.

How old does a tree have to be to benefit from pruning?

Local Arborist recommends pruning only be done on more established trees. Pruning trees that are less than 3 years old can stunt growth.

When is the best time to trim/prune trees?

There are different times of year that are better suited for trimming and pruning than others based on what type of tree you are dealing with. Evergreen trees should generally be pruned in the fall, where deciduous trees like late winter and early spring pruning.

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