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Tree Pruning & Trimming

Tree Pruning &
Trimming in Toronto

Local Arborist is an experienced tree-care company. We provide ISA-certified tree pruning and tree trimming in Toronto 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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Experience Toronto’s Best Tree Pruning and Trimming.

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

Trimming is typically 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 tree trimming in Toronto 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 in Toronto

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Benefits of Tree Pruning and Trimming in Toronto

tree pruning and trimming in Toronto
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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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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 Maintenance needs!

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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.

Isa Certified Arborist

Marian Shuflin

Licenced ISA arborist

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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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