Experts in total tree care

Treescapes Corp. Services

All services include a complete clean up. This involves a thorough rake up of the work area. Anything moved prior to the job will also be put back to original location. Our goal is to leave the property in equal or better shape than it was in before we arrived.

Tree Removal:
Taking down of a tree in its entirety. This includes all brush, limb wood and trunk down to the stump but not including the stump. Once the tree is safely on the ground we will dispose of it completely. Price breaks will be given to those choosing to keep some or all of their tree.

Tree Trimming/Pruning:
This may refer to the removal of branches that have grown into unsafe areas, such as hydro lines, driveways, walkways or a neighbors’ property. Aesthetics and overall health are other good reasons for pruning a tree. An experienced arborist can greatly improve the look and function of a tree by listening to the needs of the customer and applying his or her knowledge of the physiology of trees.

Hedge Trimming/Pruning:
This involves reducing and sculpting a hedge’s overall size and shape to improve air circulation and appearance. Periodic maintenance can take a raggedy old hedge and eventually turn it into a piece of art, not to mention a great form of privacy and a windbreak.

Tree Thinning:
If a tree has become so overgrown with branches that neither sun nor wind can penetrate its outer canopy, then it may need some thinning. More accurately, carefully selected limbs would be removed or trimmed to allow for light and air circulation.

Dead Wooding:
Dead wooding is pretty self-explanatory. It simply involves removing any dead branches or limbs that are on an otherwise healthy tree. This will improve the health of the tree by removing unnecessary strain and allowing more focus on the live parts of the tree.

Create Firewood or Dispose of Cut Wood: If the customer would like to keep the wood and/or brush removed from a tree they can request it. We can cut and chop it to a desirable size for a fireplace or other destination. It is cheaper for a customer to keep their wood, however a small fee will be added if chopping is called for. Having said that, by simply cutting the wood smaller while removing it from the tree will incur no extra charge.

Tree Cabling:
This refers to the tying of one potentially unhealthy or unsafe portion of a tree to a healthy and sturdy part of the same tree using either two lag bolts and a steel cable or a dynamic rope system. The idea is that if the potentially risky part gives way, it will not fall before it can be safely dismantled. The bolts and steel cable are referred to as a rigid system and rightly so. Because the cable is bolted into the wood of the tree it does not allow for movement and growth without constant adjustment. The dynamic rope system, although slightly more expensive does not require drilling into the wood and allows for movement and growth with minimal adjustment. Overall, the dynamic system is better because it allows the tree to carry on as it would – swaying in the wind and adding support wood where it senses weakness. Basically the rigid cable system takes over for the tree where as the dynamic rope system is only relied on when a failure occurs.

Stump Removal: The removal of a stump is done by grinding it out bit by bit using a stump grinder. After which, the shavings can be removed and the remaining hole filled with topsoil and seeded at the request of the customer.

Lot Clearing:
Pretty self-explanatory. You pick an area and we clear it of all trees and shrubs. Removal of debris is again up to the customer.