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Tree Removal in Toronto

Vista Tree provides full tree removal services in Toronto by professional arborists. We work with homeowners and businesses to remove unsafe trees, take out trees for construction, emergency tree removal, lot clearing, tree felling and more.

Considering cutting down a tree?

If you think your tree must come down, first call a certified arborist to get advice. Tree removal laws and bylaws are quite complex and strict, especially in the City of Toronto. A professional arborist in Toronto can tell you if your tree is healthy or dangerous and what to do about it.


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Affordable Excellence


At Vista Tree, we’re committed to providing exceptional value to our clients.

Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, our tree services are tailored to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

We provide options for tree care customized to your budget and discerning tastes.

Get rid of a Tree on Your Property

No tree is too big or too small for our comprehensive tree removal services. With precision and care, we safely remove trees of all sizes, utilizing industry-leading techniques and equipment to minimize impact on your property.

Trust us to handle your tree removal needs with professionalism and efficiency, leaving your surroundings pristine and your vision realized.

  • From the smallest trees to towering oaks, we cut down all sizes of trees
  • Dead and dying tree removal, hazard tree removal and emergency tree removal are our specialty
  • If your tree needs to go, get it cut down and cleaned up by skilled professionals
Remove or manage trees for Construction, Garden Suites and More

Construction Tree Removal

No matter what size your project, ensuring that it is done right is key. We provide Affordable Excellence – professional large tree removal services at competitive prices for building and development.

We work with new home buyers, homeowners, developers, architects, sub-trades and more to deliver fast and cost-effective construction tree removal so your project stays on track.

  • Experienced on large and small sites, for residential, commercial and municipal contracts
  • Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist will help secure permits
  • Large, multi-site project experience
  • Direct co-ordination with PM, Architects, Sub-trades available for flexibility and keeping projects on schedule
Build a Garden Suite or Laneway House

Dealing with damaged, rotting and dead trees is dangerous. It is especially dangerous to try to clean up storm damaged trees without professional assistance. Our arborists can assess the best way to remove a dangerous tree to keep your home and family safe.

Don’t put yourself at risk trying to clear dangerous trees yourself — contact Vista Tree now for your storm clearance needs and emergency tree removal needs.

  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Experienced with Insurance Claims
  • Specialty Equipment & Training
  • Highly Experienced Certified Arborists
Cut through ravine tree red tape

Crane Tree Removal

Removing a tree with a crane is not for the faint of heart! Sometimes, however, it is necessary. We can let you know whether a crane is needed, or will make a job more economical – or less.

Crane removals involve a lot of logistics and planning to go ahead without a hitch. Safety is also key – the bigger the job the more is at risk.

Vista Tree Management specializes in managing crane tree removals, from securing the permits to organizing the logistics, removing the tree to disposal of wood. We provide a fully managed and seamless process to ensure safety and success.

  • We keep you informed and in control but manage the details of permits, equipment and scheduling for you
  • Large and small cranes, spider lifts and other special equipment at the ready to handle your tree
  • Priority booking at no extra charge – large projects move to the front to ensure safety and success
Arborist Reports for Unique Situations

Special Tree Removal – Lot Clearing, Estate Management, City Trees, Ravine Tree Removal and More

We provide specialty services outside the regular scope of tree removal. This includes tree felling, lot clearing, selective logging for forestry management, estate clearing and large estate tree maintenance. We also remove city trees (with permits), work in environmentally protected areas (with permits) and provide consulting on tree removal options for large and small projects.

  • Highly qualified and Certified Arborists with extensive experience in special projects and estates
  • Work on projects few will take on
  • Multi-year tree management plans for estate and large or multi-site property management
  • Work with Property Managers, Site Supervisors, Project Managements, Household Managers and Personal Assistants to fulfil employer needs

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Tree Removal Knowledge Centre

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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.

Removing Trees in Toronto FAQ

What tree cutting or removal services do you provide?

Our tree felling and removing services include tree removal, shrub and hedge removal, felling, and emergency tree removal. We can remove trees of all shapes and sizes. We also do commercial tree removal for construction and renovation.

We are able to remove trees in tight spaces where felling the tree isn’t possible, using advanced techniques and equipment. This is challenging, precise work that only a professional arborist should undertake. When necessary, we use Spyder lifts, cranes and skid steers to make the removal process safe and efficient. No matter what technique we use, we do a meticulous clean of your property when we’re done.If your tree requires a permit, we will write the arborist report for you and submit the application on your behalf. Toronto tree removal bylaws require a permit to remove trees wider than 30 cm in diameter. That’s a trunk roughly the size of a telephone post at 4.5ft, for reference. Click to learn more about how to know when you need an arborist report.

Do I need an arborist report to remove my tree?

Toronto tree removal bylaws require a permit to remove trees wider than 30 cm in diameter. That’s a trunk roughly the size of a telephone post at 4.5ft, for reference. Click to learn more about how to know when you need an arborist report or read about our Arborist Report Service for Construction Arborist Reports, Tree Removal Permits, Garden Suites, Ravine Arborist reports and more.

Is your tree service near me?

We offer tree removal service in the city of Toronto, including York, East York, Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke. We offer service as far north as Stouffville and Markham, and as far east as Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering and Ajax. We have offices five minutes from downtown Toronto, in East York as well as a second office in Scarborough.

How can you help with removing my tree?

We can assess your tree’s health and determine the best way to care for your tree and property. If removing the tree is the right choice, our arborists will work to safely remove your tree. If your tree requires a permit before removal, we will handle getting it for you. Our arborists will assess the tree, write a report and manage the application on your behalf.

Our tree company is fully licensed, insured and staffed by Certified Arborists. We operate in the City of Toronto and neighbouring areas to provide tree felling and removal quickly, safely and efficiently. Learn more about our tree company here.

Why do trees need to be removed?

Most trees in Toronto are removed for construction, followed by the tree being hazardous. Tree hazards are not the same as tree problems. The risk a tree poses can only be assessed by a certified arborist trained in tree risk assessment. If you feel your tree is a risk, contact us to get a free assessment.

Storm damage is another common reason for trees to be removed. After a wind or ice storm, trees many have significant damage and may need to be removed for safety. Signs of risk include broken branches, cracks or splits, tree roots moving and significant changes to the tree after a storm.

If something is wrong with your tree, it may be a problem with how it has grown, or damage that occurred in the past. The best way to handle the tree problem is to have it assessed before it becomes a bigger issue.

My tree is dangerous, what should I do?

First, read our post about how to tell if your tree is dangerous. If the tree is small, it may be removed right away. If it is a large tree, however, you will have to get a permit to remove it. You are allowed to remove trees from your property without a permit only when it is an imminent hazard and the city grants an exemption.

For this application, you’ll need to prove the tree is at imminent risk of failure which means it could fall at any minute and is likely to harm someone or cause property damage. This threshold is very high. An arborist report can help you make the argument to the city that the tree needs to go. If the tree is entirely dead, no permit is required but proof must still be retained and submitted.

If your tree qualifies for an exemption as a hazardous tree or is dead (died naturally or destroyed in a storm), you’ll need to remove it as soon as possible. The maximum time allotted by the city is 72 hours after granting an exemption.

Since tree companies are generally very busy during summer and after storms, it is better to consult with an arborist before you contact the city. Since you’ll need to remove the tree on an emergency basis, it is better to have a tree removal company in place before you receive approval.
If your tree doesn’t receive an exemption, you can still remove it through the regular tree permit process.

What tree company should I choose?

When you’re searching for a tree company, getting a professional, locally owned option is tough. Big box companies aren’t local, and they don’t offer the high quality or customer service you need. On the other hand, how can you tell if a small, locally owned tree company is trustworthy? We have a list of the best tree removal companies in Toronto, and the best smaller, local tree removal companies as well.

Our tree removal service is fully insured. We are certified arborists with diplomas in Urban Arboriculture from Humber College, among many other credentials and certifications. We are a professional, family-owned business with employees located in the City of Toronto. We’re big enough to handle all your needs, and small enough to care about all the details deeply.

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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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