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How we can Help with Hazard Trees, Dead Trees and other Tree Emergencies

Protect your property and loved ones from the dangers of hazardous trees with our expert hazard tree services. Our team of certified arborists specializes in identifying and mitigating risks posed by unstable, diseased, or damaged trees.

From thorough assessments to swift and safe removal, we prioritize the safety of your surroundings. With precision and care, we address potential hazards before they become emergencies, ensuring peace of mind for you and your community.

Trust our experienced professionals to safeguard your property with our comprehensive hazard tree services.


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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.

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Cost of Dead Tree Removal & Hazard Trees FAQ

After a storm, you need fast, efficient service for storm damage tree cleanup, tree removal and clearance. Clearing up small, loose branches or leaves on the ground is safe. But for any bigger jobs, it’s best to have a tree care professional look after it.

Whether they happen in winter or summer, thunderstorms, wind storms and ice storms can cause broken branches, hazards on a home or vehicle, splintered trunks, uprooted trees, bark removal, and other issues.

Toronto and the GTA are seeing an increase in the severity of all types of storms, leading to more tree damage. Vista Tree can help with emergency storm damage cleanup of fallen and damaged trees after a storm.

Trees can blow over, experience stem failure or twisting, or be hit by lightning in a storm. An arborist can assess whether your tree needs to be removed following storm damage, or how to preserve damaged trees.

Dealing with climbing, large or dangling limbs, or chainsaws is dangerous for homeowners. Our arborists can assess the best way to help your damaged tree. After damage happens, your tree may need pruning as well. This ensures that dangerous branches are removed, and that new growth occurs in a healthy pattern.

Split forks following a storm may be repairable with pruning or cabling. We can also help with issues like repairing wounds in trees, or helping upright a small uprooted tree. With large trees where removal is required, we can help with the tree removal and stump removal. Calling in an arborist means that we’ll remove any branches, wood and debris for you.

We know time is important to you, and we prioritize storm clearance affecting your home, entrances, and sidewalks. Vista Tree’s storm removal and hazard clearance services keep your house, yard, walkways, outbuildings and play areas safe for your family.

Don’t put yourself at risk trying to clear branches yourself — contact Vista Tree now for your storm clearance needs.


Do I need a permit to cut down a dead tree?

You do not need a permit to cut down a totally dead tree in Toronto. You do need a permit to remove a dead tree in Mississauga, however.

If your tree requires a permit, we will write the arborist report for you and submit the application on your behalf. Click to learn more about how to know when you need an arborist report.

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.

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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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