Answers to common questions.

What does an arborist do?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. Expertise is gained through years of schooling and/or a working apprenticeship. They are knowledgeable about the specific needs of trees and can offer the latest techniques to provide proper care or execute safe tree removal. Hiring an Arborist is a great investment in your landscape that results in strong, healthy, beautiful trees.

What is the cost of an Estimate?

Our on-site quotes are free of charge. One of our Certified Arborists will visit your site to assess the scope of work and evaluate access, site obstacles 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, the specialized skills and the equipment required. We offer our clients the latest in removal techniques with our high-quality tools to ensure safe and efficient work to help keep costs easy on the pocket. 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!

Do I need a tree removal permit in the City of Peterborough?

In an effort to maintain our local tree canopy, the City of Peterborough requires a permit for tree removal. Any tree over 3 inches at diameter breast height (about the size of a pop can) qualifies and you may incur a fee ($50) if the tree is healthy and over 6″ DBH and will need to replant. But no need to fret – we will apply on your behalf and help you with all the details. For more information check out the city’s website

When should tree pruning be done?

As long as the total canopy removed is under 30%, most tree trimming or pruning can be safely done at any time of the year. Typically a tree’s pruning cycle is 3 to 5 years to maintain a strong, healthy form, but type, size and health play a role in the cycle that will work best for your tree. Regularly monitoring your trees and providing consistent maintenance is the best way to ensure that they stay healthy for years to come.

How deep do you grind a stump?

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 and you can finally stop cutting grass around that pesky stump!

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 in Ennismore. 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!