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Tree Removal

Tree Removal
In Toronto

Local Arborist is a tree-care company offering fully ISA certified and insured tree removal services in Toronto and the GTA for both residential and commercial properties.

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When Is Toronto Tree Removal Needed?

There are some situations where efforts to save a tree become more hazardous than removing it. Local Arborist provides safe, effective tree removal in Toronto when keeping a problem tree around is simply not an option.

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Common Signs that a Tree is a Hazard and Should Be Removed in Toronto

Trees are an important part of many Toronto yards and businesses, providing a variety of advantages from improved aesthetic to additional shade and protection for your property. Sometimes, though, a tree may be more of a hazard than a benefit. There are several common signs that you should be aware of that indicate it is time to consult a professional arborist for removal of hazardous trees in Toronto.

If you notice fungus or other strange growths on the trunk or branches, this may be a concerning sign of decay. Additionally, you may notice other structural concerns with a tree – hollowed out trunks, major cracks, or a significant portion of dead or dying branches all indicate the health of a tree is in significant trouble. If a tree is noticeably leaning to one side it may be due to a weakened root system, which is also a serious hazard. None of these warning signs should be ignored. If you think something might be wrong with a tree on your property, contact Local Arborist today for a tree risk assessment to determine if tree removal is required.

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Tree in Toronto?

Tree removal prices in Toronto can range significantly based on a variety of different factors, making it difficult to give an estimate without access to details for each specific case. The size/diameter, height, condition, and location of a tree all impact the overall cost for removal services. For example, a small tree (up to 30’) with no major additional concerns (such as roots near plumbing or electrical lines) averages around $250–$600 for removal. Larger trees (that is, over 30’ tall) are far more dangerous to remove and require extra time, care, and attention to get the job done safely. As such, the price will reflect the increase in risk – large tree removal can cost around $1000-$2000. If there are any additional safety concerns to address, such as proximity to power lines or building or the need for climbing equipment the cost will also be increased. You may also want to consider extra tree services, as well. Stump grinding, limb chipping, and debris removal are all factored into a tree removal estimate.

If you have a tree that needs removal from your Toronto property, contact Local Arborists today. We will discuss your specific situation and provide you with a detailed estimate for tree removal services.

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Marian Shuflin

Licenced ISA arborist

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The Tree Removal Process in Toronto

Prepare Work Area

Depending on the size of the tree, there should be enough space cleared around where a felled tree can safely lay flat on the ground. Any valuable items should be removed or reinforced. We, at Local Arborist in Toronto, take special care to protect landscaped areas from significant damage. We also cover siding on buildings with plywood to safeguard against dents and scratches from stray branches.

Assess Conditions

The overall condition of the tree needs to be examined. Does it naturally lean more in one direction than another? Is there significant damage or decay present? All these things need to be taken into consideration when determining the best direction for the tree to be felled.

Organize Emergency Response Plan

Despite all our best planning, sometimes emergencies happen. Always clear a path for an emergency escape in the case of an out-of-control tree.

Collect Appropriate Tools and Equipment

It is essential to have the proper tools on hand to ensure the safest, most effective tree removal in Toronto. Local Arborist uses only ISA approved equipment and methods to complete every Toronto tree removal service.

Begin Cutting

First, we start with the undercut. This is a 45-degree angled V-cut made at the base of the tree on the same side that you want the tree to fall. This cut should be approximately one-quarter of the trunk diameter deep. The next step is to make the backcut. This cut starts on the opposite side of the tree, cutting completely through, and exiting about 2 inches above the previously made undercut.


Since both the undercut and backcut were methodically placed, the direction that the tree will fall is controlled. Alert those in the area that the tree is about to come down, and stand back.

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 Toronto Tree Removal needs!

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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
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
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What Happens After Tree Removal in Toronto?

Local Arborist proudly leaves every property safer and looking better after each Toronto tree removal service. Once a tree has been securely cut down, we take the time to thoroughly clean up the area and remove all debris. We offer branch chipping, stump grinding, and full stump removal in addition to our tree removal services in Toronto & GTA area.

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Emergency Tree Removal Toronto

Emergency Tree Removal 24/7

Emergencies happen, whether we are prepared or not. If you have a tree that has fallen across your driveway, in the middle of your yard, or right on top of your car, Local Arborist is here to provide Emergency Tree Removal Services. We work safely and quickly to prevent further damage and restore your property to a state of normalcy. Contact Local Arborist today for Emergency Tree Removal in Toronto.

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Do you need firewood?

We also offer a discount on tree removal services in Toronto to any client that chooses to keep the wood from each tree that is cut down on their property – just make sure to mention your desire to our team and we will adjust our estimate accordingly.

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How long does it take to remove a tree?

The actual process of tree removal does not take a long time. Once we are through with the site assessment and have a game plan in play, a tree generally can be safely removed all in a day’s work. We typically work on a first-come-first-serve basis. It is important to note, however, that we do sometimes have to triage tree removal services. If there is an emergency tree removal service, your project may be pushed back in the name of safety. That being said, you can expect to have your tree removal service completed between 10 and 30 days from your initial request being submitted.

Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

Yes, permits are required for the removal of any viable tree on private property that has a trunk with a diameter greater than 30 cm as well as for any city owned trees. Permitting requirements for private properties are nullified, however, if the tree is dead, diseased, or poses a risk to life or property. Local Arborist is familiar with Toronto Tree Bylaws. We offer complimentary consultations for tree removal services and can confidently determine which permits, if any, are necessary for your specific case.

What certification or insurance coverage does Local Arborist hold?

Local Arborist is a fully ISA license and certified tree care company. All our services are regulated and approved by ISA standards, so you can rest assured that you will receive professional workmanship from our team. Additionally, Local Arborist is proud to offer tree removal services that are fully protected with comprehensive liability insurance (up to $5,000,000), WSIB coverage, and WSIB certification.

How do I know if a tree needs to be removed?

As mentioned before, there are several common signs that a tree may need to be removed. Severe leaning in one direction, fungus, growths, a hollowed-out trunk, or large sections of dead limbs and branches are all indications of poor tree health.  Trees may also need to be removed if they are causing an obstruction or posing a risk, such as growing too close to your home or a powerline. Consulting an ISA certified arborist is the best way to determine what the best course of action is for problem trees on your property.

When is the best time to remove a tree?

Tree removal can be done any time of year, though it tends to be easier to assess tree health during dormant stages (typically November through March). It is important, however, to seek assistance immediately if you have a problem tree that you think might pose a significant risk to life or property. Addressing problem trees before damage is caused is always the best course of action.

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Why Choose Local Arborist?

Local Arborist is committed to providing safe and efficient tree removal service in Toronto. We ensure that your property is treated with the utmost care and respect, adhering to strict safety protocols. As a fully ISA licensed company, Local Arborist delivers tree care that you can trust.

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Marian Shuflin

Licenced ISA arborist

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