Looking to build your dream home or cabin? We are a full service operation. We can arrive on site and clear your lot down to level ground, arrange pulp sales, mill merchantable lumber on site, chip brush and split any additional waste into usable firewood. Your lot will be left clean and ready for your build!
Have you got a building project and the perfect trees on your own property? We can selectively harvest those trees and carefully remove them using our heavy duty crane/winch and specific techniques as to limit environmental impact on the rest of your forest. Then we can mill your specific dimensions on site.
Hazard Tree Removal
Is there a questionable tree near your house? We will provide a full assessment (some hazards are NOT easy to see by the untrained eye) and, if necessary, remove the tree in the safest way. We have the equipment and know-how for almost any hazardous tree.
We are extremely experienced in emergency removal services. We are equipped with a crane and winch and large capacity wood chipper and are able to remove trees fallen on houses/structures, across roadways and tangled up in other trees.
Although our regular services are only offered in Central Cape Breton, we offer emergency service to all of Cape Breton Island.
Felling, excavation, stump and waste removal, levelling.
Splitting services on-site with our 27 tonne hydraulic wood splitter.
We have a HD 36 Norwood Bandsaw Mill, which can turn any wood from 4 to 23 feet into whatever dimension lumber you desire. We can transport your logs to our site, mill and return to your site. Or, for large orders, we can mill onsite.
Available to chip your yard clippings/brush into useable wood chips for your landscape or garden or haul away. Can chip up to a 12 inch diameter. Will also be selling hardwood chips by the dump truck load starting winter of 2022.
Utility/Service Wire Clearing
- As a property owner, you’re responsible for keeping the service wires on your property clear of vegetation.
- Branches rubbing on service wires wear through the weather coating and may cause home electrical appliance damage.
- Trees in contact with power lines or wires knocked down by trees can electrocute you and possibly ignite a fire.
- Any work within proximity of high voltage wires must be completed by a Certified Utility Arborist.
These photos show a heavily covered service wire line. You can just barely see the wires in a couple of these photos. The vegetation had put so much weight on the service wires that once the branches were untangled and removed from it, it hung down to six feet from the ground. The two photos with the the ladder show the service wires once they were cleared.
Section Felling or Dismantling
Tree removal of a tree in sections. Usually carried out by a climber using a rope and harness system.
The video below is a clip from a simple section dismantle of a group of seven Fir trees that were heading towards a house. All seven needed to be removed because the small trees behind the dominant and hazardous ones had never been exposed to the elements and therefore, would not have been able to withstand any wind once exposed and thus, become hazardous themselves.
The removal of a tree by cutting from ground level (where space allows). The tree is de-limbed and cross cut for removal from site once on the ground.
Pruning of major deadwood from the crown of the tree; for safety and/or aesthetics.
Improves the structure of the tree crown by removing major deadwood, damaged/diseased branches and crossing/rubbing branches.
This involves the removal of smaller branches within the canopy, in order to decrease the overall crown density. This is ideal for allowing increased light penetration through the crown. A crown thin should involve the removal of branches evenly throughout the canopy: this is usually expressed as a percentage (as a guide only).
Crown Lift or Raise
The removal of lower branches (either whole limbs, or secondary branches). This is usually carried out in order to give clearance to property/traffic etc. or to allow more light to enter beneath the crown.
The shortening of branches throughout the crown in order to reduce the overall crown area. This is usually expressed as a percentage e.g. a 20% reduction would allow the retention of strong growth points, leaving a “natural” looking crown. Whereas a 30-40% reduction will usually leave the tree with a more stubby appearance.
Tree Safety Inspection
The inspection of individual trees, or groups of trees for defects/hazards which could result in damage to property or persons. A good inspection will take into account the tree species, location and surrounding land use to provide a cost efficient action plan.