Frequently Asked Questions

Why Hire a Tree Professional?

Around our homes or along the streets, trees are one of our most valuable assets. They are also a long-term investment. Like any investment, trees require careful decisions and the occasional advice and service of a professional.

Insect and disease Problems

Insects and diseases can threaten tree health. As soon as you notice any abnormality in your tree’s appearance, you should begin a careful examination of the problem.

How does Topping hurt trees?

Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or to lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include “heading,” “tipping,” “hat-racking,” and “rounding over.”

How do trees and turf fit together?

Woody plants and turf grasses are critical design elements in urban and suburban landscapes. Trees and turf offer distinct personal, functional, and environmental benefits.

When should I prune a mature tree?

Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as corrective or preventive measures. If you think your tree may be in need of pruning, we offer professional Tree Pruning Services.

What kinds of trees are approved in the along city streets in Vancouver?

The city of Vancouver has created a list of trees that are approved to be planted along city streets.  There are far too many to list here!  Please refer to this Tree Selection List for more information

What kinds of tree permits do I need?
There are two kinds of permits required for trees in the City of Vancouver: one for street trees and one for private trees. For more information, please refer to the city of Vancouver’s permit information page for more information.