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Tree Trimming

Our ISA certified arborists offer the highest quality tree pruning services in Edmonton. We will work with your tree to help achieve that lush perfectly shaped canopy. Tree pruning is a vital part of any tree maintenance program. Tree pruning has plenty of benefits for both your tree and your property.

Why is tree pruning important?

Tree pruning is a tree service that should never be overlooked. Tree pruning will make for a better looking and better performing tree. Trees will grow just fine on their own, but a little pruning and landscape maintenance will allow your trees to reach their full potential and live a longer life.

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

Plant health

Pruning for plant health focuses on the removal of deadwood, dying or diseased limbs, branches that are rubbing and any stubs so that the tree can focus its energy on what’s healthy rather than trying to save what’s not as healthy. Opening up the canopy to allow more light and air flow through its canopy will increase its foliage and reduce the risk of disease. Removing all those suckers at ground level will help create a stronger tree as the suckers steal nutrients from the main trunk of the tree.

Tree Pruning


Pruning for appearance has its own benefits as well. Pruning in a specific way can encourage more fruits and flowering, it will also help shape your tree and even control it’s height if done correctly.


Pruning for safety. An often overlooked tree service, Pruning for safety will not only keep your property and family safe, like any pruning it will make your tree much stronger and help fight off disease. When branches are growing toward power lines or over your house it’s always best to prune them before they become too big of a hazard costing more in the long run.

Planning a tree removal

Elm trees

If you’re the happy owner of one of Edmonton’s many beautiful elm trees then you’re probably aware that elm trees can only be pruned between October 1st – March 31st. This pruning time frame is set in place by the government of Alberta to help prevent the possible spread of dutch elm disease. Elm tree wood must be chipped, burned or buried. Any trunk wood must have its bark removed and stored indoors. We all have to do our part to keep the wonderful elm species here in Alberta.

Time of year

We offer our tree services year round so our clients trees can be properly maintained. The tree service that benefits most from choosing the right time of year is pruning. Winter is the best time to prune most species of trees.

Pruning a tree when it’s dormant and most or all of its leaves have fallen is always the best time. This allows for vigorous growth come spring and a healthier tree overall.

With all the leaves off the tree, its structure is much easier observed, thus making it easier for our professional arborists to make the proper cuts that establish a tree’s structure. Being as it is easier to observe the tree’s structure without foliage, the tree service cost may be reduced as well.

Fruit trees respond very well to winter pruning. sap producing trees like elm trees, maple and birch benefit the most from late summer / early fall pruning due to seepage.

ISA certified arborists

Our teams of ISA certified arborists and apprentices have all completed basic pruning training through Arbor Canada. It’s very important to hire certified arborists looking to hire someone for tree services. Our certified arborists will assess the health of your tree before they start any tree pruning project.

Once our certified arborists have assessed your tree’s health, pruning will commence. When our team is in your tree, they aren’t just looking at the next cut to be made, they’re looking at the overall health of the canopy and past pruning wounds. Having the same arborists working on your tree will only benefit the tree’s health because our team is already planning the next prune while they’re in your tree.

Tree removal services

Tree removal services are always a last resort. Our team will always try to prune trees before they’re slated for removal. Other tree services or tree maintenance options may be available depending on each individual situation.

Tree removal is a common tree service provided in the Edmonton area. As so many of the mature trees have outgrown their place between or too close to structures and power lines. This reason alone shows that proper tree maintenance is crucial and can keep trees planted in congested areas from overgrowing their environment.

Our Edmonton tree removal team is equipped to take on any tree removal imaginable. With a fleet of bucket trucks and professional climbers on every crew we can tackle the smallest tree removal to the biggest technical tree removals as well as any emergency tree services.

Planning a tree removal properly is what makes us stand out from the rest. Hiring the guy with a chainsaw that will drop a tree across a street or boulevard is never the right option, not to mention Edmonton by-law doesn’t allow this method. Our team will plan and execute a safe and efficient tree removal and leave your property cleaner than when we arrived.

Tree removal cost will always vary depending on many factors. Safety and accessibility are to 2 main factors that can define the tree removal cost. An estimate via a picture through text or email is never an honest quote. For the safety of our team and pedestrians as well as the protection and liability of our clients property we always offer free in person estimates. This is how we stand by our word and our price given.

Stump Removal

Stump grinding

After a tree removal we offer our stump grinding services. A stump grinder machine on either tracks or wheels will leave no trace of ever being in your yard. The stump grinder has a fast rotating head full of teeth that can chew a stump down approximately 6” below grade effortlessly.

Should you be thinking about planting a new tree after a tree removal, complete stump removal would be a better option for you. This service entails getting our mini excavator in to completely dig out the root ball and prep the site for your new tree.

Tree service company

Ground Hawks Services isn’t just a tree removal services company. We are a full tree services company that focuses on every aspect of tree service. We offer top quality tree maintenance, tree pruning, Tree removal, cabling, chipping, hedge trimming, stump grinding and stump removal as well as lot clearing. Our team of professional arborists offer expert tree services with their extensive knowledge, experience and training in the tree services industry.

Tree services & areas

We’re proud to serve All of Edmonton, St Albert,Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc, Devon, Spruce Grove and surrounding regions.

Our services in Edmonton include tree removal, Pruning, stump grinding, stump removal, chipping, cabling & bracing and lot clearing.

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