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Tree Care Services Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray is where Ground Hawk Services made its first cut in the tree services industry. We hold a special place in our hearts for Fort McMurray. Through all the ups and downs, fires and floods, businesses and citizens have always been available to lend a helping hand no matter what the circumstances. Fort McMurray is truly a special one of a kind place.

Whether you contact us for a tree service at your home or you see our team around town, say hi and wave, you know we’ll wave back! Thank you Fort McMurray ab for all the support over the years in helping us grow our tree services company to what it is today. Even though we have more than one location, Fort McMurray ab will always be the location where it all started.

It takes only a few minutes to make your life easier with the right tree service

Tree service Fort McMurray

Ground Hawk services is a full service tree care company. We know trees. Whether you need to remove trees to make more space or a tree pruning, our professional team always offers a high quality service at an affordable rate. Our certified arborists will gladly look at any tree on your property to assess its health and risk it may pose and put together a maintenance plan tailored to your tree’s individual needs.

All our arborists and apprentices are continually training through Arbor Canada. Through constant training our teams are always learning, this allows for our company to remain current and even above industry standards. We are where safety meets efficiency.

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Tree removal fort mcmurray

The decision to go ahead with a tree removal may be a tough one. A tree can take a lifetime to grow and be gone within hours of signing off on that tree removal service. We strongly believe in saving a tree before offering a tree removal. Saving a tree can keep that curb appeal for your property while being eco friendly at the same time.

Our highly qualified team will assess any potential hazards on your property and put forward a safe plan before the process of any tree service. We have built our business on honesty.

Removal services are never alike. Each tree care and removal project holds its own risks. Our team will always take the time to look at your project in person to properly assess and price your job.

When a tree removal is necessary?

A tree may need to be removed for numerous reasons. Sometimes too many trees were planted years ago all too close together, it may be time to remove trees to bring that curb appeal back to your property.

Diseased trees are another reason to remove trees. Diseased or infested trees may harm other trees on your property or plants in your garden. Have one of our team members help you diagnose your tree issues and come up with a plan moving forward. Removal may not be what you need.

High winds, lighting and even heavy rain may affect the structural integrity of your tree. It’s always best to be on top of tree care so these natural phenomena don’t pose a threat to your property or family. In case your tree was no match for the weather you can always contact our emergency tree service to be at your property at a moment’s notice.

The life of a tree in Fort McMurray isn’t always easy. The cold winters and less than desirable soil conditions can be hard on a tree. We are very limited to species selection. This means a shorter life for most trees. If your tree is dying it’s always best to remove it before it is too late. It could save your house or even a life.

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning and trimming

Tree pruning or tree trimming is very important for the health and life span of a tree. A service that is often overlooked, it’s important to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to maintaining your trees. Pruning more regularly is always more cost effective and a huge benefit for your trees.

When pruning a tree, our arborists will focus on establishing structure for the future growth of your tree. By working on a tree’s structure we will be telling the tree how we want it to grow and setting it up for future success. Often trees get planted too close to each other or too close to a structure. By working with a tree year after year we can guide its growth in the right direction.

Black knot is often seen on most prunus trees in Fort McMurray ab. Black knot is a fungus that attacks only prunus species of trees. There is no cure but it can be mitigated. If the black knot is continuously cut off, your tree may thrive for years. Should the fungus be left to take over your tree, removal may be the only option.

Elm pruning is regulated in Alberta to prevent the spread of any future dutch elm disease outbreaks. Elm can only be pruned between October 1st and March 31st. Elm may be removed at any time, but stump grinding is mandatory and all wood must be chipped or disposed of properly. Elm can not be kept for firewood. The trunk wood can be kept, but it must have its bark removed and stored indoors and not in your yard.

Other reasons to have a tree pruned may be strictly for clearance purposes. In this case, our team will make selective cuts to coerce the tree’s new growth away from structures.

Stump grinding

After any removal is performed in your yard the option for stump grinding or a complete removal will be offered. Stump grinding not only takes that unsightly tripping hazard away, it may also make way for planting something else in its place.

Stump grinding entails grinding the stump down approximately 6″ below grade. We will also grind any visible chase roots in the immediate area of your stump. We finish it off by raking the fine shavings and soil mixture back over the hole for safety. Should you want new sod or earth and seed to finish the service off, we can help with that as well.

Removing a stump completely can be done as well, this service entails bringing in an excavator to completely remove the root ball. This service is typically used when planning on planting a new tree.

Stump Removal


Whether you need advice on trees in your yard or a complete job performed, you can always count on us.

We offer removals, trimming, stump grinding, planting and more. professional service at affordable rates. We’re here to serve Fort McMurray ab. Just a phone call away!   

It takes only a few minutes to make your life easier with the right tree service