Answers to common questions.

What does an arborist do?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns.

What is the cost of an Estimate?

Our quotes are free of charge. One of our Certified Arborists will visit your site to assess the scope of work and evaluate access, challenges and necessary equipment. A written estimate will be provided with all your project details. We look forward to meeting you!

What is the cost to remove a tree?

The cost of tree removal reflects the many hazards of the job (and related insurance costs), the specialized skills and equipment required and the sheer labor of the project. If you’re a seasonal shrub or tree pruner, you know how much work that little haircut and debris cleanup can involve. This is why our quotes are free of charge. A Certified Arborist will visit your site to answer all your tree questions and provide an accurate project cost with no surprises!

When should tree pruning be done?

Anytime between late fall and early spring a good time for tree trimming or pruning. However, as long as the total removed volume is under 30% most pruning can be safely done at any time of the year. Typically a tree’s pruning cycle is 3 to 5 years, but type, size and health play a role in the cycle that will work best for your tree.

How can I best care for my fruit trees?

Apple, pear, cherry, plum – they all are beautiful landscape trees that offer the benefit of growing your own healthy food. Specialized pruning techniques, timely fertilizing, insect and disease management and regular watering (by yourself or mother nature) are all componets of proper fruit tree care. Reach out to our Certifed Arborists for advice or help anytime!

Can you kill a tree by pruning?

Over pruning reduces the foliage that’s available for making food for the rest of the plant and can allow pests and diseases access to the tree, if cuts are made incorrectly. So, over pruned trees and shrubs can die as a long term result of the associated stress. Keep pruning below 30% of the total canopy. Removal of all dead or dying branches is always recommended.

How deep should you grind a stump?

How deep CAN THE stump grinder go? We generally grind four to six inches below grade (ground level).  This leaves ample space for planting a new tree, re-establishing lawn or adding to your garden. Stump grinding is a great way to remove stumps and roots with little to no impact to your property.

Who is Treescape?

Treescape has been providing professional tree care to our community since 1997.  The owner Mike Crough, started at a young age with his father Bill, as weekend warriors. He grew his team slowly over the years by involving friends and family. After attending Humber College and spending years mastering the trade, he has brought the company to where it is today. We now employ some of the best Arborists and ground staff in Ontario. Our fantastic office team provides customer attention that is second to none. We are proud of our team and the service we offer!