Tree Removal

Summit Tree Care provides quality tree removal services across Vancouver Island, including last-minute, high-risk, dangerous removals from Campbell River to Victoria. Furthermore, our company is based in Nanaimo, BC.

Fully Certified Tree Service

Why it’s Important To Hire a Certified, Licensed & Insured Arborist to Remove Your Trees.

Hiring a certified, licensed, and insured arborist like Summit Tree Care is crucial for safely and effectively removing trees. Entrusting tree removal to experts like us ensures the safety of your property and the health of your surrounding landscape. Certified arborists possess the knowledge and skills to assess tree health accurately and decide the best course of action while being licensed, guaranteeing adherence to local regulations and standards. Furthermore, insurance is indispensable, protecting homeowners from liability in unforeseen accidents. 

When Is This Service Required?

How To Know When It Is Time To Cut a Tree On Your Property Down?

Determining the right time to cut a tree down on your property is crucial for maintaining the safety and health of your landscape. Here are specific signs to watch for that indicate when a tree might be rotten or pose a danger to your house or other structures, as well as when trimming could be a preferable alternative:

  1. Visible Signs of Decay: Look for significant signs of decay such as large, dead branches (called widow-makers for their potential danger), cavities in the trunk or major limbs, extensive fungal growth, or soft, crumbly wood. These indicators suggest the tree’s structural integrity is compromised.
  2. Leaning: While some trees naturally grow at an angle, a sudden lean or a noticeable increase in the leaning angle suggests instability. This is particularly concerning if the tree is leaning towards a house, power line, or area frequently occupied by people.
  3. Root Problems: Visible signs of root decay, such as mushrooms growing at the tree’s base, can indicate trouble beneath the surface. Severely damaged or decaying roots compromise the tree’s stability, making it a potential hazard.
  4. Cracks or Splits: Large cracks or splits in the tree’s trunk can weaken the tree significantly, increasing the risk of it falling during strong winds or storms.
  5. Closeness to Structures: Trees that have grown too close to your home or other buildings might pose a risk of damage, especially if they show any of the above signs of distress.

Trimming is sufficient if a tree is otherwise healthy but poses a risk due to size or branch overreach. Trimming can remove dangerous branches and reduce the size, sparing the tree while ensuring safety. However, professional removal is the safest route if a tree is hazardous or dying. Always consult a certified arborist to determine the best action for your tree’s condition.


Summit Tree Care is deeply committed to sustainability, incorporating eco-friendly practices in every project to nurture and protect the environment. Our approach ensures that tree care services contribute positively to the ecological balance.

Local Regulations

Navigating local regulations is a cornerstone of our work at Summit Tree Care. Our extensive knowledge and compliance with local laws ensure that all tree removal and maintenance tasks are performed legally and safely, safeguarding both our clients and the community.

Customer Satisfaction

At Summit Tree Care, customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. From initial consultation to project completion, we prioritize clear communication, tailored solutions, and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring our clients’ needs and expectations are not just met but exceeded.

Most common questions we get for this tree service

In Nanaimo, a permit may be required to remove a tree, depending on its size, species, and location on your property. Local bylaws and conservation regulations dictate the need for a permit to ensure the protection of the area’s natural environment. Summit Tree Care can assist in determining if your specific situation requires a permit and help with the application process.

Summit Tree Care employs environmentally responsible methods to dispose of trees. Options include recycling the wood for mulch or firewood, depending on the condition and type of the tree. We ensure that the disposal process is compliant with local regulations, minimizing environmental impact.

Removing a tree by yourself is not recommended due to the potential for injury and property damage. Professional arborists have the training, experience, and equipment necessary to safely remove trees, especially those that are large or located near structures. Summit Tree Care is equipped to handle tree removal safely and efficiently.

The cost of tree removal services varies based on several factors, including the size and condition of the tree, its location, and the complexity of the removal. Summit Tree Care offers competitive pricing and can provide a detailed estimate after assessing the tree in question. Contact us for a personalized quote tailored to your specific needs.

We Deeply Understand All Species Across Vancouver Island

Evergreens (Conifers)

  • Douglas Fir
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Western Hemlock
  • Grand Fir
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Western Yew
  • Shore Pine

Hardwood & Deciduous

  • Red Alder
  • Big Leaf Maple
  • Garry Oak
  • Arbutus
  • Black Cottonwood
  • Pacific Dogwood

Why Choose US

Choosing Summit Tree Care for your tree removal needs ensures you get experts who prioritize safety, sustainability, and compliance with local regulations. Our team of certified arborists brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, offering personalized solutions that meet your specific needs. With Summit Tree Care, you benefit from our environmentally responsible approach, ensuring your landscape’s and community’s health. Trust us to handle your tree removal projects with the utmost professionalism and care, making us the clear choice for residents across Nanaimo and beyond.

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