Dave is treewise!

Although Dave?s customers are routinely mesmerized as they watch him climb a 100 ft tree quickly and effortlessly, more importantly, they know him to be an expert who can be wholly trusted to prune their tree with care and concern for the aesthetics of their tree and its health. And when a tree has, unfortunately, died or become unwieldy due to its growing-location, customers call Dave, confident he will cautiously and capably remove the tree, knowing they need not worry about damage to their property occurring during the removal process.

Dave's expertise in executing a flawless tree removal was recently discussed in a local magazine. The most discerning gardeners trust Dave to remove a tree without concern for their manicured lawn or picturesque perennial garden below.

Click here to see the article.

Lucky for the rest of us (who prefer and can better afford a less extravagant approach to removing a tree), we can rely on Dave's expertise to complete the job with no disruption to our yard, lawn, or flowers.

A few years ago, Dave devised an innovative rigging technique known as droop-lining that allows him to lower huge limbs of a tree gently to the ground without causing damage to the landscaping or buildings below. You can imagine the damage a 300 pound log could do to a lawn when thrown from 100 feet in the air. Dave?s advanced rigging technique ensures such needless damage need not occur. It also allows him to manipulate large pieces of wood in tight spaces. In recognition of its benefits, Dave's droop-lining technique may be incorporated in the Arbormaster training program once official testing is complete.

Click here to see how Dave's rigging technique is the secret to a no-damage, no-mess removal!
(Special thanks to Alice on Bannerman Ave for her interest and initiative in taking these great pictures as she watched a former 'friend' in her neighbor's yard be dismantled...)

Many homeowners make the mistake of planting a poplar tree in an urban area. Poplars become too big for the space available and have to be removed. During such a removal, Dave stops briefly to say hello. Click on the link below to see more pictures of this job.
    Click here to see Dave removing a huge poplar!
(This was an all-day job; only part of the removal is shown)

Dave is an internationally acclaimed arborist. He has subcontracted his services to arboriculture companies across Canada. For example, in the summer of 2002, Dave worked with Chris Paterson, one of the best climbing arborists in the industry today, to remove a 115 foot poplar in an upscale Calgary neighborhood.

Click here to see Dave and Chris in action!
(Special thanks to an intrigued neighbor for sending us her pictures...)

Dave has worked extensively with the local arborist community to promote increased safety and education in work techniques, and he is well known by those involved with the Coalition to Save the Elms. He is an active ISA (International Society of Arborists) chapter member, an ISA certified tree worker/climber specialist, a licensed Manitoba arborist, and an Arbormaster training graduate.


Many tree pruners do not possess Dave's love of trees or his background in the tree care industry. Such people don't mind heights, but they don't have that sixth sense -- that understanding and awareness of how a tree can dramatically cut down on neighborhood and street noise, add to a property's value, engender calmness as one quietly walks beneath its rustling leaves, or strike you with its majestic beauty.

We've all seen examples of 'butchered' trees and have been horrified by them. Property owners can be assured that Dave will never subject a tree to such appalling abuse. Dave is in the tree-care business because he loves trees. To him, climbing in trees, working with them -- it's not just a job, it?s his life.