Canada’s Best Tree Cutting Services
- A wide range of tree cutting and tree-related services
- Professional and experienced arborists
- Dedicated to keeping your yard safe, healthy and beautiful
- Experts in municipality-specific bylaws and permits
- Request a free, no-obligation quote on trees dead, fallen or alive
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From the simple to the complex, we handle all tree cutting jobs
Is it time to cut down your tree?
We’re often asked when the best time to cut down a tree is, and the answer varies from situation to situation. While trees can be an incredible asset to your property, a number of factors can transform these assets into liabilities. Homeowners that leave hazardous or sick trees on their property for too long run the risk of property damage and personal injuries. You may consider cutting down a tree on your property for several different reasons:
- The tree is dead, dying, diseased or damaged beyond repair
- The tree is hazardous and poses a risk to people or property
- The tree or its roots are encroaching our your house, garage, barn, utility lines or other structures
- The tree drops troublesome leaves or needles, sap, seeds and/or branches
- A tree is inhibiting your lawn from growing, creating too much shade or blocking a view
- You are planning to build or are planning landscape renovations in the area where the tree is
- There is too much crowding amongst other trees in your yard
Whatever the reason, we’re here to help with all your tree removal needs. Contact us and we would be happy to further discuss your specific situation.
Giving your tree the proper diagnosis
If cutting down a tree on your property is your last resort, our arborists will work with you to discuss all of your available options. Depending on the situation, we may be able to create a plan to restore your tree back to health. For example, tree pruning can often be undertaken to remove weak, diseased or dead limbs, and thinning techniques can often improve the structural integrity of your tree to encourage new growth. Or, tree cabling or bracing could help shore up the tree. However, sometimes tree cutting is the safest or most practical option.
Taking safety to a new height
Tree cutting comes with a risk, including damage to your property or personal injury. We recommend leaving this work to professional, trained arborists. Tree Menders tree crews are experienced. We have the appropriate safety gear and equipment and always keep safety top of mind.
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When it comes to tree cutting, we’re experts
Tree cutting and care can be dangerous, and is best left to trained professionals. Tree Menders are experienced in the care and safe removal of trees. We offer a wide range of tree removal and tree-care services. When you hire our services, you can be completely assured that the job will be done safely and correctly.
As well, if you are cutting a tree on private property, you will likely need a permit. There are specific tree cutting bylaws and permits that vary from area to area. Luckily, we’re experts in this! When you hire us, we’ll handle all of your tree removal applications and permits.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Everything you need to know about tree cutting
How much does tree cutting cost?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, as the cost of cutting down a tree depends on a few different factors. These include the size (height and diameter of the tree), location (including proximity to structures and power lines), current condition of the tree and more. Usually, tree cutting costs between one hundred and a few thousand dollars. Contact us for your personalized quote.
How do I know if I have a dangerous tree?
Signs of a dangerous tree are not always obvious, but there are signs to look out for:
- The trunk is leaning
- There are dead, hanging or falling branches
- The roots are rotting (look for mushrooms growing around the base of a tree, which can often be a clue that the tree is rotting inside)
- Sections of the tree have no leaves or a thin leaf cover
- There is missing bark, deep cracks or a hole in the trunk
If you are unsure whether a tree is dangerous or not, contact us today and our arborists can further discuss this with you.
Do I need a permit to cut down a tree on private property?
Likely, but the rules and regulations depend on the situation and also vary from municipality to municipality. Each city has tree protection by-laws to help preserve and protect healthy trees to maintain and improve the urban canopy and the environment. It’s imperative to understand and comply with city’s tree removal by-laws to avoid getting into trouble with the city’s enforcement officers.
Should I cut down a tree on my own or hire a professional?
Tree cutting is a high risk activity, and we recommend hiring a professional. From our expert knowledge on permits to the right tools and knowledge, Tree Menders can get the job done safely and efficiently.
Can you cut off the top of my tree?
Cutting off the top of a tree—also called tree topping—is not recommended. People top trees for different reasons, but usually because a tall tree is interfering with a nearby structure or electrical wires. Or, they may want to prevent a tall tree from coming down altogether in a storm. However, topping can be harmful to a tree as it is forced to quickly grow new limbs that are often too weak to handle extreme weather events and are more prone to decay, disease and pests. As well, new limbs usually grow back to the original height of the tree, and the cycle continues.
If you have a tree that’s too tall, contact us. We can discuss options including pruning or trimming.