Tree Care and Tree Service in Toronto

About Us: Meet our Team


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About Us: Meet our Team
Mission, Vision and Values

About Us & Our Tree Care Expertise

Want to know about us? Vista Tree Management provides precision tree care delivered by Certified Arborists to residential and commercial clients in Toronto, Ontario. We’re dedicated to delivering exceptional service and raising the bar on safe, scientific tree care in the City of Toronto and GTA.

Vista Tree Management was borne out of a desire to offer safe, affordable and professional tree services based on the latest scientific advances in the industry. It is a fine balance we have to strike, to offer excellent and affordable services to our clients, safe and dependable working conditions to our crews, as well as care for trees and the broader ecological and environmental concerns of the society we live in. When you meet us, you’ll understand how much we care about all three of these differing interests and take our responsibilities to our clients, employees and environment to heart.

Our Promise

We’re always here to help make nature work for you. Today, tomorrow – everyday.

Our Mission

Deliver beauty, functionality and safety to every home.

Our Vision

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Our Values

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We are as Passionate About Customer Service as we are skilled at tree service.

We are committed to building a strong and positive relationships through service excellence.

We make trees safe, beautiful and functional – and we do it with a smile.

Our team

Vista Leadership Team

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Michael Kenins

Founder, CEO

Certifications:

  • ISA Certified Arborist (ON268-1A)
  • Ontario Certificate of Apprenticeship, Arborist
  • TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional
  • Ontario Exterminator (Landscape)
  • Tree Appraisal Qualified by Arboriculture Canada
  • Urban Arborist Apprentice Certificate, Honours, Humber College

Profile:
Michael is a Certified Arborist and founder of the company. Michael sat on the Board of Director for the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association in 2022 and 2023. He worked at some of the top arboriculture companies in Southern Ontario before starting Vista Tree Management.

Michael has a BAH in Ancient History with a minor in Business and completed post-graduate studies in forestry and urban arboriculture from Oregon State College of Forestry.

Prior to switching careers into the green industry, Michael worked in marketing and operations. In addition to a number of in house and consulting roles in marketing, he led a medium-sized nonprofit organization with 12 staff. In that role, Michael earned significant industry recognition with awards from the United Way for Innovation and Creativity, as well as developing numerous grant and programmatic partnerships with organizations nationally and internationally.

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James May

Founder, Sales and Production

Certifications:

  • Qualified Arborist
  • Arborist Apprentice trainer, Humber College
  • Urban Arborist Apprentice Certificate, Honours, Humber College

Profile:
James May is a qualified arborist and Honours Graduate of the Humber College Arborist Apprentice Program. He has a number of years experience in both plant health care and tree production, and is extremely skilled in rigging and ground work and the logistics of tree care. He worked arborist companies large and small before joining forces with Michael to form Vista Tree Management.

Prior to entering the arboriculture industry, James graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts from George Brown where he developed a reputation for attention to detail and his creative flair.

Always entrepreneurial in spirit, James ran a successful restaurant in Downtown Toronto before discovering a passion for trees. He is an avid athlete, playing on two men’s hockey teams and a passionate golfer who spends considerable

Our team

Vista Senior Management Team

Meet the Management Team

As leaders in the arboriculture industry, we help teach the next generation of Arborist at Humber College and sit on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association. We’re members of the International Society of Arboriculture, the Tree Care Industry Association, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Ontario Living Wage Network.

Our senior management team is composed of ISA Certified Arborists and industry professionals with over 100 years combined experience.


Open Positions:

  • Crew Lead
  • Arborist Climber
  • Second Climber
  • Digital Marketing Assistant

Hollis Titus

Lead Arborist

Kimeka Sardine

Office Manager

Scott Gardner

Crew Lead

Jake Ripley

Equipment Coordinator

Ana Pearce

Operations Coordinator

Sid Anders

Arborist

Peter Wilson

Arborist

Jeff Nucci

Arborist

ABOUT US – OUR CERTIFICATIONS

Skilled. Educated. Proven.

We believe the foundation of excellence is knowledge. Trained professionals are first and foremost educated in their field, and arboriculture is no different. Prior to picking up a chainsaw, it is critical to know the science behind what, where, why and how one makes a cut. It isn’t easy to cut a branch down – but it is impossible to put back up.

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Results

Rated #1 in Tree Care in Toronto

Vista Tree is a top-rated epert tree care company operating in the City of Toronto and surrounding areas. We are among the highest rated for our professionalism, customer service, scientific approach and flexible approach.

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How HomeStars for Arborists Puts you At Risk

We had a real eye-opener recently that made us appreciate why picking the right tree service is so crucial. A homeowner reached out to us through our website for a quote. Our awesome Officer Manager Kimeka gave her a call to schedule the appointment, and instead of the usual warm reception, the homeowner was suddenly …

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What is an Arborist?

You know those gorgeous, leafy trees that make your neighborhood look so inviting? The ones that provide cool shade on hot summer days and make the air feel just a little bit fresher? Well, it turns out there’s a whole group of people dedicated to keeping those trees healthy and thriving – they’re called arborists, …

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What Is a Tree Doctor? The Unsung Heroes of Tree Care

Ever wondered who keeps our leafy friends in tip-top shape? Enter the tree doctor, the unsung hero of the arboreal world. These skilled professionals are the go-to experts for all things tree health. But what exactly does a tree doctor do? And when should you call one? Let’s dig into the roots of this fascinating …

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Toronto Tree Permits: When you need one and how to get it

When it comes to tree permit Toronto regulations, homeowners must navigate a complex set of rules and requirements. If you’re looking to remove a tree in Toronto, you’ll need to understand the rules and costs first. This guide will explain when you need a permit to cut down a tree in Toronto and the associated …

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Urban Trees and Heat Islands in Toronto

Combatting Urban Tree Canopy Decline: A Guide for Homeowners Walking through a city used to mean wandering under the cooling shade of towering trees. But now, those canopies are thinning – especially in Toronto. Urban Tree Canopy Decline is more than just losing patches of green in our concrete jungles. It means hotter streets, poorer …

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What Is Maple Tar Spot Disease?

Black Spots on Maple Leaves Can Be Treated Maple tar spot is one of the easiest plant diseases to identify. Most people can spot it even without knowing what it is: if you have seen round black spots on maple leaves, either in a tree or on the ground, you can identify tar spot. With …

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Summer Limb Drop: Why Branches Fall in Summer

It’s expected that branches may fall during a summer thunderstorm or wind storm, but what happens if a branch breaks during calm summer conditions? This is known as summer limb drop, and it can happen in warm and hot weather. What is this phenomenon, and what does it mean for your tree? What Is Summer Limb …

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Top 10 Reasons for Tree Trimming This Spring 2024

Spring is the best time to prune many trees and shrubs! From safety to animals, beauty to bugs, here are the top ten reasons to get your trees trimmed in Toronto in 2023!
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Easy Hedge Care and Hedge Repair Guide

When it comes to hedge care, homeowners have a variety of options to choose from in order to maintain their property’s aesthetic appeal and overall health. At Vista Tree, we specialize in maintaining hedges and repairing both regular and high value hedges and shrubs of all types. To get a better understanding of what is involved …

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Your Tree Resolutions for 2024

In early January, the only tree on your mind may be a drying-out Christmas tree and how long you’ll hold out before taking it down. But the beginning of the year is the perfect time to think about your outdoor trees and how you’ll care for them this year! 1. Get Your Tree Pruned You …

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We Make Nature Work For You

Vista Tree Management is the top Toronto tree service, delivering exceptional work by Certified Arborists. We don’t just care for trees, we manage them to make nature work for you – whatever your vision.

About Us – FAQ about Vista Tree Management

What areas of Toronto do you provide tree care to?

We work all throughout Toronto, however, we most frequently work in: Leaside, Rosedale, Willowdale, St. Andrews – Windfield, Bayview, Yonge, Bedford Park-Nortown, Sherwood Park, Lawrence Park, Wychwood, the Annex, Edenridge-Humber Valley, Princess Rosethorn, Guildwood, Cliffcrest, The Beaches, Leslieville, Banbury Don Mills, Forest Hill North, Forest Hill South and Moore Park.

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James and his team did an excellent job trimming my Walnut and other trees on my property. They removed all the branches and tidied up very nicely before they left. I will absolutely use Vista Tree Management again.
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Michal was very pleasant to deal with during the quoting process and he conveyed the most knowledge from the 3 companies I approached. James and his crew did an excellent job with the removal of two trees and pruning of a large Manitoba Maple that totally covered my deck. Great to see sunlight again! James is very friendly and also knowledgeable. When the work was completed we did a walk through and he thoroughly explained what they did. The clean up was also fantastic.
Thanks very much!
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VISTA do good work. I've used then for clients and all work gets done on time with an industry competitive budget. Their customers service is always excellent as well
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Showed up on time. Scoped the work with us. Cleaned up nicely. Decent price. We will use them again.
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Had great experience with Vista Tree for pruning of our tree. Super quick response to seamless execution. Highly recommend!
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James was extremely helpful in helping us get the right tree for our backyard and was very friendly and professional
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Outstanding Service! The arborist who came to provide an estimate gave very helpful with suggestions on how we should proceed to trim a very large tree - keeping in mind privacy with neighbours and ensuring shade over our home in the summer. He even took photographs to mark up to guide the crew coming to do the work. The crew showed up as scheduled and did its work very efficiently and we were extremely pleased with the results. Very reasonable pricing - great value for the money. Vista Tree Management will be my one and only supplier of these services in the future.
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Vista Tree Management provided an excellent service of removing a large tree from a backyard of my property in Toronto. The whole process of quoting, and doing the job was very efficient, clearly explained and provided as promised. Their price for the serviced was very competitive.
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My parents used their service to cut a tree down in their backyard. This tree was in such an awkward position where it was interfering with 2 other neighbors. James ensured me that the service would be done in a very professional manner and no damage would be done. Im glad to say he was right and had a group of 6 hard working individuals made the job done safely and efficiently. I would highly recommend this company for anyone needing tree removal.
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Everything went smooth, from the initial assessment visit to the email communication to the job getting done! Thank you guys for your professionalism and quality work!!
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Vista is an excellent company to deal with. The owners went above and beyond expectations to help deal with a unique situation. The guys who did the work were not only professional but also very polite. I will be using them again to help with other work in the future.
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We are very happy with all the work Vista Tree Management accomplished on our property.  James was very professional and gave us excellent advice concerning the trimming of our 12 foot cedar hedges and the pruning of our mature silver maple trees.  The crew was very friendly and hard working, they did a tremendous job on the work required and they did an excellent job with the clean up.  We would highly recommend Vista Tree services to our family and friends.  We will definitely use them again for all of our future projects.
John & Sonja
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They just did my front lawn, and boy, did they leave a lasting impression!

They were straightforward with the plan - clear and precise, ensuring that I was well informed of the process and outcome. The execution was meticulous and exceeded my expectations. Moreover, the cleanliness post-service was remarkable, leaving no trace of debris or disruption.

They were on time and was the epitome of friendly and cheerful—felt like I had friends over for a garden party!

Overall, their service was excellent at every stage. The inquiry, consultation, customer support, day-of service, follow-up, and payment process were all seamless.

I had peace of mind and very happy with Vista. I highly recommend them to those in need of reliable and thorough tree management service.
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I can’t say enough positive comment about James and Vista Tree. We were “ghosted” by 2 other tree management companies last fall. James came by and provided separate quotes for two very large trees on our property, both of which were a challenge to severely prune. They were a hazard and had to be addressed. The quotes were delivered the next day after assessment. The team was here on two separate days (April 30 and May 7). They were efficient, professional and most importantly safe. Hollis, the arborist who climbed the trees was friendly and communicated everything he was doing to the trees as well as any changes he made once he was up in the tree. The other members of the crew (Syd and Pete, I can’t remember the others) were professional and friendly. They cleaned everything up and were open to any suggestions we had regarding disposal of the wood. I would highly recommend this company. We will be having them back again to do more work, in the fall.
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Leaside neighbours take note!! Exceptional and professional service from start to finish. The team at Vista Tree Management responded to an urgent and critical situation. They were efficient, skilled and courteous. They handled the tree removal with precision and left our backyard immaculate. I highly recommend this team for your tree removal needs. They beat the competition by $1000+
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James and his team did a great job pruning and trimming our old silver maple. James answered all my questions, provided expert advice and had his team do the work shortly after. The workers were professional, cleaned the space well, and were really efficient. Would definitely recommend Vista Tree management!
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James was great! Very professional and you can definitely tell he knows what he’s talking about. They provided a quote in a timely manner booked us in for the tree pruning within a few days afterwards. The job was done quickly, professionally and the crew was friendly and polite. They cleaned up everything once the work was completed. Highly recommend!
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Safe, fast, personable team - did a great job with tree trimming and removal! Note: the removal of a tree was not on the original scope and they still made it happen!
By the end of the day, I wouldn’t have even known they were there.
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Very Happy with the professional advice and service we received from Vista which was promptly done. The follow-up to ensure we were happy with the work was appreciated.
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Highly recommend! Michal came by first to take a look at things and provide the estimate. He’s obviously passionate about what he does and I learned a ton about my tree that I had no idea about! He gave me the confidence I needed to schedule the work. James and the “J-Crew” arrived on the scheduled day and were super friendly. The team did an amazing job with trimming my large overgrown maple and a fantastic cleanup job. My yard looked better than before they arrived. Will definitely have them back for future maintenance! Thanks Vista!
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Great service from a great crew of people! The team was amazing from consulting on best ways to tackle the project, safely removing the trees and making sure the job was done to satisfaction. Would highly recommend and definitely use them again.
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These guys are incredibly professional and by far the best arborist that have visited our home. And we've had many!

What impressed me the most was throughout their only concern was safety for my family and our property. With that and that only in mind they made all the cuts and changes that were required. When they left, I felt the most relief I felt about the trees in our backyard in a long time.

Truly appreciate your hard work and will highly recommend you in the future!
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After doing a fair bit of research into Toronto-based arborists, we decided to go with Vista, and are very happy we did! From my first meeting with Mike when he came to give us a free quote, I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. Mike and his crew were punctual on the day they came to prune the deadwood from our very large Red Oak tree, answered my questions, and worked for 7 hours straight to get the job done. We were impressed from beginning to end, and wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again!
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These guys are the best! Very professional, easy to work with and very nice people.
James was amazing in communication and and arranging everything. He is a wonderful person and professional. I had 4 different companies for the quotes and Vista Tree were the best by every criteria I had in mind. After the work was done they cleaned the whole territory even the mess that was here before them. I would definitely recommend them and will call them again when I need any tree work done. Thanks!

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