Tree Removal Oakville - FAQ 1

Why Hire Us?
We specialize in the care of individual trees. We are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring someone to care for your trees is a sound investment. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Those trained and equipped to work safely with trees should only do tree work. We are a TRUSTED LOCAL BUSINESS and are fully insured and covered under WSIB.

What trees should be fertilized?
All deciduous and coniferous trees are fertilized annually in the forest, when they drop their leaves and needles. A thick blanket of fallen leaves provides a constant supply of nutrients to a tree for the next several months. In an urban setting, we remove fallen leaves, and we plant grass and shrubbery that compete with the tree for nutrition. Proper fertilization for urban trees mimics the natural process by which forest trees receive their nutrition.

When is a good time to prune my tree?
It depends on the type of tree, time of year and what your objectives are. Most trees can be pruned year round if you do not take into account flowering and fruit production. Flowering trees that will need some kind of canopy reduction should be pruned after they flower. Pruning prior to flowering will reduce flowering and fruit production.

Do I need approval to remove or prune trees?
We have a great relationship with the cities and towns that we work. As requirements may vary, you should check with your local council, or call us, as we are happy to advise you and help with the necessary paperwork if any.

How can I help make sure the job is done safely?
To make sure that people remain outside of the danger areas identified by Storybook is a shared responsibility. Failure to follow our instructions could result in injury to yourself or tree workers. We will check for hazards prior to commencing work. If however you are aware of any dangers on your property that could cause harm, you should advise Storybook. This could be that there is an underground tank, underground services such as gas, electricity or plumbing near the trees.

How does a tree company calculate a bid?

The tree industry is somewhat invisible and misunderstood, especially the pricing procedure. If you asked three companies to evaluate your trees you'll probably get three different recommendations and three different prices. Even if you have a defined objective, such as removing a tree, you will still get a large variance in price. Most legitimate companies price their work based on the number of man hours the job will take, the equipment needed to perform the job properly, disposal cost, material cost and the degree of difficulty. Extremely dangerous jobs are generally bid higher due to unforeseen conditions that may delay completion of the work. Some jobs may have extensive landscape of the trees, stone patios or art work which will require the technician to carefully lower limbs which will extend the time it takes to complete the job

Will someone look at my plans for construction?
Yes we offer Arborists reports; irreversible tree damage is best avoided if preservation or removal is built into the design of a project. Architects and engineers often don't know the effects their designs will have on trees. Consulting Arborists first can prevent the loss of a tree that is a valuable asset to a property.

What is a Certified Arborist?
An Arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of plants, caring for and maintaining individual trees. ISA Arborist Certification is a non-governmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and does the International Society of Arboriculture administer an internal, self-regulating device. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years experience and have passed a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation's leading experts on tree care. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, they should be up-to-date on the latest techniques in Arboriculture.