Local Arborist Logo
Local Arborist Logo
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.

Get a Free Quote

ISA Certified Arborists in Toronto

24/7 Emergency tree care

separator icon

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.

separator icon

Situations when tree pruning is needed in Toronto

separator icon

Benefits of Tree Pruning and Trimming in Toronto

tree pruning and trimming in Toronto
separator icon

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.

separator icon

Testimonials

This is a most reliable, amazing company to deal with. They are prompt, efficient, and highly professional. I would give them 10 stars , if it was possible.
Sorel Park
Kudos to the Marian’s team! The team has done an amazing job in pruning my pine tree today. My pine tree is over 70 feet and is slanted with branches heavier on one side. At my first contact with Marian, he provided me with a thorough explanation on the condition of my tree and laid out the pruning options. He is very knowledgeable and genuine in the conversation. Above all, he is not pushy at all on the job. After the pruning, the tree is thinned out to lift off some weight on the slanted side. The execution is well planned and thoughtful. Initially I was worried the tree would look bare, indeed the team knows the best to balance between health and aesthetic. The team is very careful with the cuts and since a lot of the work are done on my neighbour’s property, they did a thorough clean up after work too and my neighbour is very satisfied. Thank you so much guys, my tree looks healthier now and it opens up my yard too with more sunlight shining through the pines.
May Wong
Thank you Marion, your team did a great job at my residence. I would highly recommend your services to anyone.
David Spagnolo
We had an amazing experience with the Local Arborist. We came to them after another company bowed out at the last moment, after the service had already been scheduled, explaining that our case was too difficult for them to take on. The Local Arborist saved us! They were prompt and communicative, and very transparent about pricing and potential obstacles. In the end, they were able to remove the tree earlier than the previous company would have done it.Marian kept in touch with me throughout the process on the day of the removal, and advised on the future replanting process. They even trimmed an adjacent tree for us while performing the removal. It was an extremely positive experience, and we look forward to working with the Local Arborist again in the future.
Natalia Khomenko
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
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
js_loader

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!

separator icon

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 WSIB coverage and holds extensive liability insurance, guaranteeing we are all protected against unforeseen challenges.

Isa Certified Arborist

Marian Shuflin

Licenced ISA arborist

separator icon

FAQs

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.

separator icon

You May Also Need

Tree Removal in Toronto

Tree Removal

Safely cut and remove unwanted or problem trees from your property

stump grinding and removal in Toronto

Stump Grinding and Removal

Grinding out or fully removing tree stumps leaves you with a blank slate for all your landscaping dreams

corrective tree pruning and trimming in Toronto

Correctional Tree Trimming

Trim problematic areas of growth and encourage safer, balanced, and more robust regrowth.

arborist reports in Toronto

Arborist Reports & Consulting

Receive a detailed review of tree health and vigour as well as a plan to optimize tree growth

Go to Top