More than 90% of problems with healthy trees can be solved with proper pruning techniques. For dead, diseased, dying or damaged trees pruning may not be an option. There are tree removal bylaws in effect in most municipalities in the Lower Mainland. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to ensure that all permits are in place and displayed prior to any tree removal activities. Competent Arborists will request to see physical copies of original permits before any work can be completed.
Generally trees with a trunk diameter of 8" (20cm) or more, measured at chest height (1.4meters) require a permit for removal. We are always happy to assist clients with the application process and can provide Arborist Reports and/or hazardous tree assessments if need be. City fees usually apply to all permit applications and this process can take upwards of 2 weeks depending on how busy city inspectors are. Specific information on City bylaws can be found at the corresponding municipalities websites or by visiting your city hall itself.
Good tree pruning requires years of experience and accumulated knowledge. Proper equipment and a conscientious dedication to safety ensures that jobs are completed efficiently. Proper pruning can usually solve 90% of all tree problems provided trees have not been planted in appropriated locations. Young tree training can help establish attractive, healthy and functional trees for years. Mature trees can also be maintained or even salvaged from neglect with proper techniques.
Knowing when and how much to prune is crucial. Some shrubs such ad Rhododendrons and Forsythia can sustain a heavy pruning and bounce back. Other shrubs such as Azalea and Heather can be more sensitive to pruning. Pruning at the right time can increase flower growth and maximize plant health. we have extensive experience in shrub pruning and would be happy to provide our best advice and a free estimate today!
It is important to maintain hedges on a yearly basis. Failure to do so over a number of years can result in overgrown, unattractive and functional hedges. Planting a new hedge is an investment that can last 50+years. Some hedges such as Laurels and Privet can be cut back hard and will sucker back. Others such as Emeralds cannot be pruned as aggressively. Sharp tools and 15+ years of experience along with hundreds of satisfied customers can attest to our quality shearing. Call us today and we can provide you with a free consultation and the best possible care for your hedges.
Tree Removal in Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Delta and Surrey British Columbia require Permits issued by the corresponding municipality. In most cases the applications for city permits require the completion of an Arborist Report by a Certified Arborist. We are happy to assisit in the application process.
We can provide Arborist Reports, Hazard Tree Assessments (Through TRAQ Certified, third party Arborists) and Arborist Letters. In addition , our wealth of experience in dealing with tree removal applications and obtaining tree removal permits on our clients behalf will ensure that the process is smooth and relatively effortless on you part.
Please Note: Applying for a tree removal permit DOES NOT GUARANTEE that a permit will be issued. Most municipalities send a City Arborist to inspect each tree to determine if there is justifiable cause for removal. Arborist Report, Hazard Assessment and City application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.