Arborists Services

What is a certified arborist?

An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a non-governmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their level of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the international society of arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. Read More >>


Tree Removal

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary.

An Arborist can help decide whether a tree should be removed. Removal is recommended when the tree is:

  • Dead or dying
  • Considered an unacceptable risk
  • Causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning
  • Crowding and causing harm to other, more desirable trees
  • To be replaced by a more suitable specimen
  • Located in an area where new construction requires removal

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Pruning

An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance and safety of trees.

Pruning techniques include removing limbs that:

  • Interfere with utilities or structures
  • Obstruct streets or sidewalk
  • Are dead, broken, weak, or decayed, and pose unacceptable risk
  • Are diseased or insect-infested
  • Have been damaged by storms
  • Will increase light penetration and reduce wind resistance within the canopy upon removal (thinning)

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Planting

Some arborists plant trees, and most can recommend species that are appropriate for a particular location. The wrong tree in the wrong location will lead to future problems as a result of limited growing space, insects, diseases, or poor growth. Read More >>


Shaping

Shaping

Tree shaping is the art of training living trees and woody plants into artistic shapes by carefully orchestrating how the tree and branches grow. Tree shaping is a form of living sculpture, sharing heritage with more commonly known practices such as bonsai and topiary.
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Trimming

Trimming

Tree trimming keeps tree healthy, contributing to a beautiful landscape and enhance property value. Tree trimming means much more than simply lopping off branches and stems. Read More>>


Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

After a tree is taken down, cut up, and removed, there’s still the problem of stump removal. Digging out the stump of a large, mature tree is impractical due to the amount of labor involved and the large crater left behind. Chemical methods are often ineffective, take a long time, and leave toxic residues in the soil. Read More>>


Health Assessment

Health Assessment

Trees are living and breathing organisms and, just like us, they sometimes need a health care professional. Tree health doesn’t always seem that complicated, but it really can be. There is so much that can go wrong that you might not be able to spot if you haven’t studied tree health. Well-maintained, mature trees can account for an important portion of a home’s market value and curb appeal.
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Insect & Disease Control

Insect & Disease Control

Insects and diseases can threaten the health of a tree and cause serious distress to the entire tree population. If trees are kept in optimal condition – with sufficient water, nutrients and light – they are less susceptible to pest problems and disease. Read More>>


Maintenance

Maintenance

Trees need proper care to thrive and look their best. Trees are beneficial because not only do they help the environment by reducing pollution, but they also improve the value of your home and cut utility costs. Tree care and maintenance is essential to upholding the beauty and value of your property. Our maintenance services cater to the aesthetic appeal and overall health of your trees.
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Systematic Fertilization

Systematic Fertilization

Everyone knows that fertilizers help plants grow. Fertilizing your tree actually requires quite a bit of technical understanding, experience, and even a little bit of chemistry. For example, certain trees and certain soils will react to one another, resulting in deficiencies of a particular nutrient. Knowing which nutrient and how much to fertilise with can define the lifespan of your tree.
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Ornamental Landscape Maintainers Ltd. provides a full range of arborist services including tree removal, tree pruning and tree planting in Calgary and surrounding areas.