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Top 10 Best Tree Companies in Toronto

Each year, at Vista Tree Management, we meet with over a thousand homeowners from Toronto to discuss their trees and what can be done about them. As one of the top ten best tree companies in Toronto, we’re always excited to share our passion for tree care.

When we’re on site with a homeowner discussing their project, we often end up talking about the industry, what to expect, and how to compare quotes from different companies. 

Comparing Multiple Tree Company Quotes

Many of our clients and potential clients start off seeking multiple quotes and appreciate our educational approach to tree services. Since we’re candid about tree care, options, and costs, we’re often asked, “What other tree companies in Toronto would you recommend?” for comparison.

We want our clients to be as informed as possible, and we’re not shy about our competition. We’re transparent in our assessments of the advantages of other tree companies and know how we fit in beside them.

Finding the Best Fit Tree Service

Sometimes, we’re the best fit for a client. Other times there may be a better fit at another company. We’re happy to refer to other professional tree companies. We want to make sure all potential clients understand the work they’re getting, the cost and the best alternatives out there.

All of these companies are ones we have connections to. The arborist community is very small, so in many cases we have either worked with, worked for, taught, or trained with arborists working at these tree companies. We’re proud to include them on the list!

The Other Top 9 Best Tree Companies

1. Cohen & Master – Large Company

Having been around for many years, Cohen & Master serves Toronto and the GTA. They are a full service tree company with several tree crews, equipment, a consulting division and plant health care. They have a heavy emphasis on caring for and loving trees.

2. Elite Tree Care – Local Business

Like their name suggests, Elite is a top tree company in Toronto. They have been around for a number of years and are a smaller company that still packs a big punch with professional certified arborists and excellent service. They are located in Leaside and serve locations across Toronto.

3. Bartlett Tree Experts – Multi-national

Bartlett is a behemoth company, but the Toronto area shop is medium-sized compared to other tree services. While they provide pruning and removal, they really shine in plant health care, with an excellent research laboratory in the USA that helps them get to the bottom of tree health issues.

4. Heritage Tree Care – Local Business

Located in the west end of Toronto, this company is well known through High Park, the Kingsway and downtown for their tree pruning and removal. They’ve done some great wood reclamation projects, taking wood from cut trees and refashioning it into custom furniture and accessories for clients.

5. Davey Tree – Multi-national

You’ll recognize their green bucket trucks out on the road doing street pruning for the City of Toronto. While they do a lot of municipal work, Davey also provides residential services to home owners. They tend towards larger tree removal jobs, and specialize in cutting trees around hydro lines (these workers are also known as utility arborists).

6. Rooted Tree Service – Local Business

Rooted is located in the west end of Toronto and works throughout the city. They’re experts in tree removal, and have a somewhat unique approach to jobs. They often put multiple climbers in a tree and work with more than an average number of crew members on site. 

7. Birch Cliff Tree Care – Neighbourhood Business

No local arborist list would be complete without BirchCliff tree care, which operates in – you guessed it – Birchcliff! That’s in Scarborough, near the Bluffs and other communities like Cliffcrest. This company has been round for awhile and is very proud of its community.

8. Evergreen Tree Care – Local Business

Evergreen is located in the east end of Toronto but services the whole city. They’re smaller, locally owned and operated and provide professional arborist services.

9. Greenwood Tree Care – Neighbourhood Business

Greenwood Tree Care is located in Leslieville and run by an arborist named Mike. This company is hyperlocal and still quite new, but serves clients in the east end of Toronto and Scarborough.

Best Tree Companies: Conclusion

Those are some companies to consider if you’re getting quotes for your Toronto tree pruning or removal project.

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When you’re looking for the best Toronto tree companies or top tree services near me, you want to keep in mind the following:

  • Find tree care companies with a track record of success
  • Large tree services and small tree services offer different benefits 
  • Different Toronto arborists specialize in different things, like residential vs. commercial tree work, crane removals vs plant health care 
  • Getting quotes from a range of companies will give you the best idea of the options available to you for tree removal, pruning, hedge trimming, plant health care and more

And for those of you searching for a tree care company you used to use, we have an article on tree companies that are no longer in business in Toronto.

Think your company should be listed here? Drop us a line. Unlike Homestars, our some other listing services we make recommendations based on our personal and professional knowledge. We’re happy to discuss how you’re improving the industry!

Looking to get in touch with our team? Contact us for an assessment

We have a much larger list of all the tree services and arborists in Toronto if you’d like more to compare to.

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Michael Co-Founder
Michael is a Certified Arborist and founder of the company. He holds a Certificate in Urban Arboriculture (Honours) from Humber College, Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell, has post-graduate studies in Urban Forestry and Arboriculture from Oregon State College of Foresty and holds a BAH in Ancient History with a minor in Business. In addition to being an ISA Certified Arborist, he is a TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional, Tree Appraisal Qualified by Arboriculture Canada and holds a Landscape Exterminator license. 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. Before that, he was an award-winning Executive Director in the nonprofit sector and published marketing consultant. On the rare days off, Michael can be found at home with his family - a loving wife, two daughters and two cats in Central Toronto.
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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.
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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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