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What tree companies closed down?

We know what it’s like – you develop a relationship with a company, buy from them over the course of years and then one day, they’re gone. 

Tree companies are bought and sold every year. This post will be updated as we learn of changes to tree companies in Toronto or when they shut their doors. 

Know of any other tree companies that closed, transferred ownership or were sold? Let us know! We will add them to the list. 

What happened to Four Seasons Tree Care?

Four Seasons Tree Care operated in Toronto for a long time, and its trucks are still driving around. However, they were bought by Davey Tree, a multi-national company in 2023-2024;

What happened to Bruce Tree?

Bruce Tree was an exceptional tree service operating in the city for many years. Owned by Ian Bruce, it provided top notch arborist services across the city. A few years ago, it was acquired by Cohen and Master and absorbed into that company. 

What happened to Kelly’s Tree Care?

Kelly’s Tree Care was bought by Bartlett a few years ago as a part of their expansion plans. Well-known arborist Wenda Li was an employee, and left to work for Elite Tree Care. Other employees went far and wide to other tree care companies in the city. 

What happened to Man with an Axe?

Man with an axe was a subcontracting tree service – they hired other companies to quote work and perform it, taking a cut in exchange for providing the customer leads to the other companies. After falling behind on payments, their subcontracting companies quite and Man with an Axe shut down.

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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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