What We Do
Tree pruning is essential for maintaining the growth, structure, and integrity of a tree. Regular pruning minimizes the risk of broken limbs and falling branches.View Program
The proper planting of a tree is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure that it grows up to be healthy. At ArborCare Tree Service Ltd.View Program
Founded by Jim Fisher in 1983 to provide quality tree care services in Calgary, since then ArborCare Tree Service has grown to be one of the largest Canadian-owned tree services contractors in Western Canada. We strive to provide exceptional service in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Strathcona, St. Albert, Vernon, and the Okanagan Valley. ArborCare will travel to any location in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Insured, bonded, and licensed, we offer an array of services for residential, commercial, municipal and utility customers. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. We will listen to your needs and work to ensure you will be proud of the health and beauty of your trees. Visit one of our local offices in Edmonton or Vernon to learn more.
Tree Care Services in Calgary, Edmonton, & Vernon
Our 100 full-time employees, more than 100 vehicles, and specialized equipment including 5 of the largest aerial trucks in Western Canada allow us to provide a variety of tree care services in Calgary, Edmonton, Vernon and beyond. Our goal is to deliver the highest level of service possible to ensure environmental health, aesthetics, safety and customer satisfaction.
Residential Services to Beautify Your Property
Our residential tree services include everything from tree pruning and removal to tree planting and installation including all points in between. Need a plant management program? We provide comprehensive assessments and consultations by registered Consulting Arborists to help you determine the needs for all your trees, shrubs, hedges and vines. And, when Mother Nature strikes, we offer complete storm disaster and restoration services.
Commercial Services for Business Owners & Cities
Our commercial services range from full-service commercial tree care to snow removal. Have a privately owned or municipal golf course, condominium or apartment? Our Certified Arborists can provide the best recommendations for you.
Utility Services for Utility Providers
Our utility services include power or hydro line trimming, hot trim, land clearing, slashing, brush mulching, and hazardous tree removal. We offer preventative maintenance programs so overgrown trees don’t impact service to residential and commercial customers, hospitals, and emergency service providers. Right-of-way (ROW) maintenance work is performed by Utility Tree Trimmer (UTT), Certified Utility Arborists (CUA), and Utility Tree Workers (UTW).
Your ISA-Certified Arborists
Our Calgary Arborists, Edmonton Arborists, and BC Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). To receive this certification requires three years full-time experience, passing a comprehensive 200-question arboriculture exam, and a commitment to ongoing continuing education. That means our arborists are knowledgeable in areas such as tree biology, planting, hazard removals, insect & disease identification, fertilization, tree and shrub pruning.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have the answers to these questions people typically ask (and any others you may have too!):
- When can you prune trees? Pruning can be done year-round as needed. (With the exception of flowering trees which cannot be pruned when flowering, and Elms which must be pruned usually when dormant. Provincial laws and local city bylaws pertain to the Elm season.). There are differences from season to season, species to species, but not to worry! Our arborists are trained to tell the difference between deadwood and live wood even in the winter! Other trees such as Maple, Birch, and Walnut are known sap bleeders in the spring and should be pruned while in leaf.
- How can arborists help provide the optimal services for your tree health and beauty? While a green thumb is handy, our ISA-Certified Arborists take professionalism to the next level by being well-versed in tree care as well as the equipment used to keep trees and shrubs healthy through a variety of multi-level plant maintenance programs.
- What are the benefits to hiring professionals to take care of your property? ISA-Certified Arborists adhere to a strict code of ethics to protect both customers, trees, and the environment. In addition, ArborCare is the first company in Canada to be accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA). That means we comply with current industry standards and best business practices, excel in customer service, provide ongoing employee training, and much more. ArborCare is properly licensed, insured and bonded with current workers compensation coverage.
Your satisfaction is our priority because we listen to your needs to ensure you will be proud of the health and beauty of your trees. Contact us today to confer with our team of certified arborists!
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Plant Management Programs
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