Tree Removal Halifax Nova Scotia

The Necessity of Tree Removal

There are many reasons why a tree might need to be removed – safety, location, construction needs, personal preference, tree health. The most common reason, however, is tree death. Dead or dying trees become increasingly weak and brittle this presents many safety concerns making removal your best option.  If the tree has become diseased and is either incurable or too far gone to respond to treatment, removal is often the only option, especially if the disease in question can spread to other trees in the area. Especially in Atlantic Canada, we have been seeing an increase in severity and frequency of hurricanes and strong winds. This can threaten houses, garages, parked cars, pets, children.  We’ve all seen how much damage a broken branch can do.

Another common reason for tree removal is construction. Prospective construction projects can necessitate the removal of trees, or the tree itself may simply be in an undesirable location. Whatever the circumstance, our arborists can help navigate through this process, and get you the information you need in order to proceed. Be it for reasons of safety, tree health, maintenance concerns, or construction projects, let us help.

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The Tree Removal Process

The tree removal process starts up in the top section of the tree. Crew members climb up and begin removing limbs. Larger limbs are cut into smaller pieces and eased down to the ground by using ropes. We call this “rigging.”  This allows us to safely control their descent. Smaller branches are also removed from the outside edges of the canopy, back to the main trunk. Once the tree trunk is all that remains the crew then begins removing the smaller sections of the trunk from the top down, until it becomes short enough to cut as low as possible.


The tree trunk is cut as low as possible, usually only a few inches above grade. Depending on the size of the tree trunk, our Arborists can discuss stump grinding options with you.

When tree removal is necessary, our highly trained crews arrive on site with years of experience. Essential to this experience is the mastery the crew demonstrates when rigging ropes. We use ropes to attach to the climber’s harness, and also to guide limbs safely to the ground. Rigging makes the removal process safe, smooth, and efficient. The crew is able to take down trees of all shapes and sizes – be it an enormous tree in a tight space, over a roof, over a pool, or simply out in an open yard. Our experienced crews can carefully and remove almost any tree from almost any location.


Tree removal can be messy! The debris pile left after a tree has been taken down can be surprisingly large, but we believe in seeing the job all the way through. Tree removal includes debris haul off with all of our removals. If you would like any of the tree limbs left on site for your personal use (e.g. firewood) just let us know, we are happy to help.

In addition, Specialized Tree Care is completely insured and licensed, so you can rest easy while we take care of all of your tree removal needs.

Stump Grinding

Whether you’ve recently had a tree removed or you’ve had leftover stumps rotting away for years, you can count on Specialized tree care to tackle your tree stumps. Our knowledgeable tree care team has the experience and equipment needed to remove tree stumps from the roots and prevent future tree growth. We’ll grind your stumps down and haul the wood chips away for you. Your yard will be clean and free of stumps before you know it.

Learn more about our stump removal services — contact us at 902-223-1942

Emergency Tree Removal

How Specialized Tree Care Can Help

We are prepared, 24 hours a day, to:

  • Respond to a tree emergency
  • Evaluate the risks and find the best possible approach
  • Solve the problem and eliminate the danger
  • Remove any broken limbs, felled trees, and damaged property
  • Minimize any further damage to property or to healthy trees.


Qualified arborists can anticipate when a storm-damaged tree is likely to collapse or how much damage it could cause if it does. Specialized Tree Care’s qualified emergency landscape specialists can evaluate any potentially dangerous situation right away and recommend the safest and most practical solution.  We are available anywhere in HRM.

The crews at Specialized Tree Care are ready 24/7 to respond to any emergency. They have the experience to secure the scene and ensure safety for people and property. They also use the latest equipment and most efficient methods to do repairs and manage all aspects of clean up.


Dealing with Fallen Trees

The exact methods of repair and recovery often depend on the conditions causing the initial damage. For example, a severe thunderstorm may leave several downed trees over a wide area. There might also be some trees that have incurred damage but have not yet hit the ground. Regardless of the emergency, Specialized Tree Care arborists can thoroughly inspect the area and determine the best way to keep tree damage from contributing to a more dangerous situation.

Fallen trees can threaten other structures like houses, garages, and fences. If a fallen tree causes damage to your property, the experts at Specialized Tree Care will help remove downed trees and all other debris to prevent further destruction. They can also make recovery more streamlined by assisting with repairs. They will also help you coordinate with your insurance company to ensure that you get the most for your claim.

What to Do After a Storm Damages Your Trees

If a storm hits and some of your tree branches look hazardous afterwards, Specialized Tree Care is at the ready and prepared to come to the rescue. In the meantime, careful removal of potentially dangerous branches or fallen trees is always a good idea. 

Swift action is in your best interest for fallen trees. Collapsing trunks and falling branches can result in costly repairs and even threaten public safety. Properly removing damaged branches can also help to save your tree in some cases. Nature can be unpredictable, which is why an immediate call to Specialized Tree Care can protect your property from further damage.

Call 24/7

We really do mean it – we are available 24 hours a day to assist you with an emergency situation. We routinely have calls from people in the early morning who say that they didn’t realize they could have called us during non-business hours. They can, and so can you! As professional arborists, emergency tree service is part of the job, and we are proud and prepared to help whenever you need us.

Specialized Tree Care offers storm recovery services around the clock and at all hours. Our crews can mobilize and arrive at your location quickly. For immediate assistance, call 902-223-1942

When to Trim and Prune Trees in Halifax Nova Scotia

Professional Tree Trimming & Pruning Company In Halifax

Regular pruning and trimming are essential to the health of your trees and the physical appeal of your property. Also, precarious weather conditions in Halifax, and everywhere in HRM, make tree pruning important for preventing damage and injury from fallen trees.

Even for younger trees, regular pruning and trimming contribute to their development and strengthen them against harsh conditions like high winds and severe thunderstorms. Staying on top of a tree’s development will ensure its health and strength for many years.

Specialized Tree Care has a crew of some of the most skilled tree doctors in Halifax and the HRM. Specialized Tree Care arborists will guide you in caring for your trees and help you maximize their potential.

Pruning and trimming go hand-in-hand but are distinct in how they preserve a tree’s robustness and appearance. Trees that receive both regularly will provide a wealth of shade and beauty. However, neglecting essential trimming and pruning will lead to sick and unkempt trees.

Finding Tree Pruning Near Me

Pruning is essential to all trees, whether they’re young or have been around for years. The main purpose of pruning is to remove excess branches, roots, and other growths before they become problematic. Pruning streamlines the tree’s growth and adds efficiency to the photosynthesis process. Other benefits of pruning include increasing healthier foliage and maintaining health, enhancing the tree’s longevity.

The Importance of Tree Trimming

Trimming involves reshaping a tree by thinning dense branch clusters and removing extra shoots. Doing so increases direct sunlight to more parts of the tree to encourage more even, healthy development. Trimming can also alter some branches’ direction of growth, especially when thick internal parts rob others of the energy necessary to thrive.

Sometimes, trimming solves the problem of rotting or dead branches due to contamination or infestation. In such cases, trimming can prevent sickness from spreading.

Besides protecting cars, buildings, and other structures from uneven growths, trimming improves a tree’s symmetry and appearance. This practice also creates more foliage, allowing for more even leaf distribution.

Types of Tree Trimming

Trimming different parts of a tree provides various benefits. For instance, the tops or crowns of some trees contain dead or diseased branches. Enlisting the help of an experienced arborist to trim a tree’s crown preserves its appearance and health.

Some trees require topping, which reduces their height. Topping allows for more clearance and can create the feeling of “opening up” a yard to increase direct sunlight. This method can benefit flower beds and vegetable gardens that otherwise would not do well in excess shade.

Trimming the lower branches on the trunk, also known as crown lifting, can draw more focus on a tree’s height so that it grows upward rather than to the side. In other words, the tree will more likely grow “above” the house and not “into” into it. Crown lifting can provide a more expansive view of tree foliage, not just a few branches close up.

Trimming branches from a tree’s middle allows more sunlight to reach its center, stimulating growth. This method can improve a tree’s appearance by creating more openness.

Pruning and trimming are crucial to proper tree maintenance. Not only do these practices enhance appearance, but they also ensure tree health and inhibit dangerous branches that could cause damage or injury. Pruning and trimming in areas like Dartmouth, Fall River, Timberlea, Elmsdale, Eastern Passage, Bedford, Clayton Park and Halifax are also good for the property and surrounding neighborhood because they prevent the spread of fungal infections and diseases.

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