The Importance of Removing Overgrown and Leaning Trees in Edmonton

Edmonton Leaning Trees Removal

In the heart of Edmonton's picturesque landscapes, trees stand as majestic sentinels of nature's beauty, offering shade, shelter, and tranquillity. Yet, as time passes and seasons change, some of these once-steadfast trees may find themselves in a dangerous state—overgrown and leaning. Our Edmonton arborists at Trusty Tree Services delve into why addressing these issues is paramount. We will highlight how we stand ready to safeguard property and people through our expert care.

The Safety Hazards of Overgrown Trees

Edmonton's urban landscape is graced with the presence of trees, offering shade, beauty, and a touch of nature amidst the bustling cityscape. However, as these arboreal wonders flourish, they can unknowingly evolve into ticking time bombs, posing risks to private and public property and safety.

Structural Damage and Limb Hazards

Beneath the seemingly serene canopy of overgrown trees, a dangerous reality often goes unnoticed. What appears to be an innocuous tangle of tree branches can quickly escalate into a potential disaster waiting to unfold. The unchecked growth of branches introduces an alarming strain on the tree's structure, culminating in a scenario where weak limbs teeter on the edge of collapse.

Under the burden of their own weight or external forces, these weakened limbs become time bombs, posing a grave risk to the property that lies beneath them. The haunting spectre of falling branches looms, ready to cause extensive damage to roofs, vehicles, and other valuable assets. Amid this picturesque landscape, a hidden danger emerges, underscoring the urgency of addressing overgrown trees and dead branches.

Diminished Sunlight and Growth Inhibition

While trees bestow shade upon the world, their unchecked growth can inadvertently disrupt the delicate balance of nature. While aesthetically pleasing, the sprawling canopy of an overgrown tree can obstruct a fundamental source of life: sunlight. The very essence that fuels the growth of your lawn and garden becomes scarce, dimming the potential for vibrant flora to flourish.

In the shadow cast by overgrown branches, grass, flowers, and other vegetation struggle to thrive. The diminished sunlight inhibits their growth, leaving once-lush landscapes withering in the darkness. What began as a shade provider becomes an unintentional barrier to life's sustaining force, urging homeowners to take heed of the implications of unchecked growth.

Pests and Disease Habitat

A hidden world teeming with potential threats lies within the dense labyrinth of an overgrown tree's foliage. The excess foliage creates an inviting haven for pests and diseases, creating an ecological imbalance that can have far-reaching consequences. The lack of adequate airflow and sunlight within the tree's crowded branches provides an ideal environment for the proliferation of harmful insects and pathogens.

As these pests flourish, they pose a substantial risk to the tree's health and the overall ecosystem. The once-thriving tree becomes a battleground, struggling to fend off invaders threatening its vitality. What initially seemed like a majestic display of nature's abundance can quickly devolve into a struggle for survival, necessitating prompt intervention to restore the balance.


When towering trees stand near power lines, homes, and public spaces, their magnificence is juxtaposed with an underlying concern for safety. The harmony between nature and human habitation becomes fragile, especially in the face of storms and heavy winds. When subjected to the forces of nature, these arboreal giants can transform into dangerous projectiles.

During intense weather events, the once-picturesque trees can unleash havoc. Falling branches or even entire trees can disrupt power lines, leading to outages that impact entire communities. Property damage becomes an unfortunate reality, and in the gravest instances, human safety is imperilled. In such moments, the grandeur of these trees takes a backseat to safeguard lives and property.

The Dangers of Leaning Trees

In Edmonton's urban landscape, the serene appearance of trees can obscure potential dangers that some trees might present. A leaning tree, though it may seem harmless, frequently masks problems that go beyond its visible tilt.

Root Vulnerability and Unstable Ground:

The sight of a mature tree leaning at an unconventional angle hint at a story beneath the surface—a tale of root issues and an impending hazard. While the naked eye sees the outward lean, it often fails to perceive the compromised root systems beneath. Specimens with weak or compromised tree roots are susceptible to the forces of nature, particularly during intense weather events.

Erosion, Both Visible and Hidden:

Leaning trees, while standing sentinel in the landscape, also contribute to a hidden process that can have dire consequences. As a tree's roots lose their grip on the earth, the potential for soil erosion amplifies. While the effects of this erosion might remain hidden beneath the surface, they set the stage for risky outcomes. Whether visible or concealed, erosion undermines the foundation of surrounding structures and landscapes. The soil's stability is compromised, paving the way for potential landslides or property damage. The potential for destructive consequences overshadows the allure of a leaning tree, warranting proactive measures to mitigate the erosion's impact.

Public Safety and Infrastructure:

Leaning trees, especially larger trees near roads, sidewalks, and other public areas, extend their impact beyond their immediate vicinity. The risk they pose to public safety becomes a paramount concern, as an unexpectedly fallen tree or lateral branch can disrupt daily life. Roads can be obstructed, pedestrians endangered, and the smooth traffic flow disrupted.

Professional Expertise for Mitigating Risks: Trusty Tree Services’ Comprehensive Solutions

In the midst of nature's splendour, the risks posed by overgrown and leaning trees stand as a reminder of the delicate balance between the wild and the inhabited. As these risks become increasingly apparent, the need for professional intervention becomes undeniable. Trusty Tree Services in Edmonton emerges as a beacon of expertise, offering comprehensive solutions that address the challenges of overgrown and leaning trees.

Tree Trimming and Pruning: Nurturing Healthier Trees

At the heart of Trusty Tree Services' approach lies a team of skilled arborists with a deep understanding of tree biology and growth patterns. With meticulous attention to detail, our tree experts embark on the delicate task of pruning and trimming overgrown branches. This strategic approach goes beyond mere aesthetics; it plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the tree's structural integrity and encouraging healthier growth. Trimming and pruning important tree maintenance tasks that help prevent health issues.

By carefully removing excess foliage, our arborists alleviate the burden of heavy branches that strain the tree's framework. This practice prevents the potential hazards associated with falling limbs and fosters an environment conducive to renewed growth and vitality. The tree is granted the opportunity to channel its resources towards healthier branches, thereby enhancing its overall health and resilience.

Safe Tree Removal: A Pathway to Renewal

In certain circumstances, a tree's continued presence may pose an imminent danger due to severe overgrowth, disease, or an unstable lean. We step in with safe and efficient tree removals, ensuring that the risks are swiftly eliminated. Beyond the immediate benefits of hazard mitigation, this service opens doors to new growth possibilities and enhanced landscaping aesthetics.

When a hazardous tree is removed, the space it occupies transforms into a blank canvas, ready to be adorned with fresh plantings that complement the existing landscape. Trusty Tree Services' expertise extends beyond removal to encompass the planning and execution of post-removal landscaping, contributing to revitalizing your outdoor space.

Emergency Response: Swift Actions, Lasting Security

The unpredictability of nature often necessitates rapid responses to urgent situations. Our team is primed to provide emergency solutions that safeguard communities and property in Edmonton. In the aftermath of powerful storms, strong winds, or unforeseen accidents, our professionals swiftly stabilize leaning trees, preventing their collapse and the subsequent havoc it could wreak.

Furthermore, the aftermath of a strong storm often leaves landscapes strewn with fallen debris. Trusty Tree Services rises to the occasion, clearing away obstructions and debris in a timely manner with our storm damage services. By doing so, we restore order and instill a sense of security in your community, fostering a sense of resilience and preparedness for future storms.

Pioneering Protection with Trusty Tree Services

In the intricate dance between humanity and nature, the expertise of Trusty Tree Services in Edmonton takes center stage. Our comprehensive solutions address the pressing concerns posed by overgrown and leaning trees, setting a standard for proper care and environmental stewardship. From the art of pruning and trimming to the science of safe removal and the urgency of emergency response, we are committed to safeguarding both property and people.

By partnering with us, you can confidently navigate the challenges of a changing landscape in Edmonton. Through skillful intervention and an unwavering dedication to excellence, Trusty Tree Services ensures that the harmonious coexistence between nature and civilization remains a resilient and enduring reality.

Professional Tree Services is Only a Call Away!

Amidst the serene charm of Edmonton’s natural beauty lies the responsibility of caring for the trees that adorn the landscape. Trusty Tree Services is an unwavering partner in this endeavour, offering expertise that ensures a harmonious coexistence between nature and human habitation. The hazards posed by overgrown and leaning trees are significant, but the solutions provided by our team are equally powerful. By addressing these concerns proactively, property owners can uphold safety, preserve aesthetics, and foster the environment's health. With Trusty Tree Services in Edmonton, the future remains as vibrant as the city's flourishing tree canopy. Call 780-860-5500 today to speak with an experienced arborist or fill out an online contact form!

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Preethy Thomas
October 8, 2023

What a fantastic crew!!! Sarah & Shane came and trimmed my rather large tree. Such a professional, knowledgeable, caring, capable and courteous crew. Very well done from beginning to end.They did a fabulous job!

Greg Demuynck
October 4, 2023
Brenda Moore
September 25, 2023

Trusty Trees did their magic at my Mothers house in Fort Saskatchewan. Mikex2 we’re on time, organized and knew their business. Gave the trees a good haircut as they had a lot of dead areas. Very pleased with their service, would definitely recommend them! Much thanks Mike and Mike.

Dwayne Thiessen
September 10, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty tree services to come and remove 6, 40 foot aspen trees. They did an awesome job. They were very knowledgeable and very considerate of our property and our neighbours property. They had our yard and neighbours yards totally cleaned up when they were finished. I would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services

Ron Tkachuk
August 22, 2023

We had a crew from Trusty Tree Services trim three trees on our property a few weeks ago, sorry for the late review. Couldn't be happier with the whole process. From the estimate to the final clean up, everything went very well. I contacted other companies for estimates, didn't even get a call back. Thanks again Trusty Tree for a great job!

Matt H
August 4, 2023

Trusty Tree Services came out and pruned our Amur Cherry tree in Fort Saskatchewan and did a great job. The technicians were knowledgeable and gave me tips on how to better take care of our tree. The technicians were friendly and polite and cleaned up before they left. I would definitely recommend Trusty Tree Service!

Sarah Wilson
July 25, 2023

Excellent job! I highly recommend this company. I will be calling again this fall! I am very happy.

Cindy Grier
July 7, 2023

We had an amazing experience with Trusty Tree. They gave a prompt estimate for some very difficult trees in our campground. They arrived on time and began work immediately. Their expertise shone through as they brought down the trees on point! Friendly, informative, professional and outstanding workmanship. I would recommend them in a heartbeat. Shout out to Colton, Joe and Adrian - great work!

Deanna Craig
July 5, 2023

We had Trusty Tree out this year to shape and thin 4 trees and 3 Mugo Pine shrubs. I was impressed with a quick appt for the quote and then quick response for booking. Our trees were pruned earlier in the season as this was the recommended timeframe, and the Mugo Pine shrubs pruned later in the spring after the new growth appeared. I'm pleased with the crew that came out, they were polite, professional and experienced. We are happy with how our trees and shrubs look and feel the price was fair. We would definitely recommend Trusty Tree and will have them back in the future. Thanks for taking extra time with us to talk about proper pruning too!

Mark stime
June 26, 2023

Very professional and courteous crew. Difficult tree to cut down with bucket truck given clearances.

christine Maclean
June 22, 2023

I am a new widow and my yard work is so overwhelming, I called Trusty tree to come over and give me a quote. Because my husband who has slways been in love with taking great care of our home,has passed I am here to do it alone.Trusty tree are the most professional people I dealt with..And they actually had the most professional quote,they took pictures of my Tree to elaborate on what needed to be done,and explained why everything had to be done in a certain way...after 3 other companies coming out I realized that Trusty Trees quote was extremely fair. So when the Trusty Tree crew arrived to prune my beloved tree, they were ready, and really understood the sentimental value of my tree that my late husband and I used to sit under every night. The crew members Joe and Shane collaborated beautifully brought down the required amount of my tree..They had a fantastic chipper on site and they also cleaned up the yard so beautifully after the cutting was done...If anyone reads this review,please understand how much that tree meant to me and my late husband. Joe and Shane gave it a loving and caring trim, and they where not only hard working but very informative of the process,and very just great guys,they included their sense of humor to make the trimming process easier on me. THEY were so compasionate and understanding . I thank them for that..... If you are thinking of pruning your gorgeous beloved tree, Trusty Tree has got be your only choice. THESE GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! My name is Christine and if anyone wants to contact me about what a great job this crew did..please do!!!

Sarah Whyte
June 22, 2023

Trusty Tree is a great place to work. Management is caring and hardworking. Equipment is of high quality and maintained professionally. Smooth operation and always great communication between management and team members.Looking for a place to work? This is the place.

Carla Hanak
May 26, 2023

I highly recommend Trusty Tree Services! From start to finish everything was handled promptly, professionally and courteously! They are very knowledgeable and efficient. I really liked how they explained things. We will definitely have them back for some fall work. Thanks to everyone!

Darryl Edinga
May 23, 2023
Karli Butler
May 19, 2023

We were sad to see our tree go, but it wasn’t well and bigger and bigger branches were breaking off; however our Trusty Tree Arborists did a great job. Thanks to @Sarah and @Michael and thanks for the excellent service Trusty Tree.

gary hnatko
May 17, 2023

Excellent, prompt, efficient and professional service. Team was very pleasant to work with. In and out in no time. Clean worksite. Would definitely recommend.

Linda Lankoff
May 11, 2023

The services provided were both reasonably priced and work done was excellent!

Marylyn Reed
May 5, 2023

Very fast professional and thorough work done on both my experiences with Trusty tree Service. Good cleanups and answered all questions. They made valid suggestions which I appreciated. Thank you.

Stephen Davidson
May 4, 2023

Excellent experience. Very knowledgeable experienced crew. Safety is a priority .Highly recommend . Great Job!

Darci White
May 3, 2023

Very speedy and clean-up was amazing. Thanks guys

Gordon Sandberg
April 28, 2023

Thanks to Mike and the crew for doing a great job on Grenfell Ave St Albert. Very professional service.

Colleen Butler
April 27, 2023

Fantastic! The team did an excellent job pruning and shaping our trees. Thank you

Paul Whattam
April 27, 2023

This was the second time I've used this company for mature tree removal. This time 4 fully grown columnar Aspen trees located close to fencing, a deck and between 2 houses were successfully removed with no damage to the aforementioned structures but also nearby concrete curbing. Work was done as scheduled, quickly and neatly. Very satisfied with the work.

Rob Butler
April 25, 2023

Great service by the guys at Trusty Tree Services. Very professional and knowledgeable. They really knew their stuff about how to properly prune each type of tree in our yard. Our trees look so much better now and will have the opportunity to thrive. Good care for our garden ornaments and great cleanup afterwards.Thank-you

Darvin Mills
April 24, 2023

Mike And Shay trimmed 11 trees in and around our complex this morning and did an amazing job. They were professional and punctual. Arrived on time, very efficient and ensured that all branches were clean up before leaving. Very pleasant to work with and we look forward to working with Trusty Tree Service over the summer and fall.

Lionel Grobel
April 22, 2023
Judith Hum
April 20, 2023

The gentlemen took down a long dead tree YAY !!!! Professional, honest and did a super job THX !!!!

Shelley Honey
April 18, 2023

Thank you Sarah for all of your help!

Sherry Honey
April 17, 2023

Sarah was very knowledgeable and walked us through the options of our tree removal. The team was friendly and overall a great experience. Would highly recommend Trusty Tree Services.

Paul Cairns
April 13, 2023

I look for three things when it comes to service: 1) friendly attitude, 2) timeliness, and 3) efficiency. The crew were excellent in all three scores. It was great to see a clean truck, maintained gear, and use of personal protective equipment as well. This is a great choice for tree care. Done in less than an hour!!!

Dean Mason
April 12, 2023

Mike’s crew did an amazing job for us - pruned trees & removed every visible black knot fungus. They picked up every twig & left our yard tidy. Very personal & professional crew - would strongly recommend their services ! 👍

Bea & Randall Huisman
April 12, 2023

Sarah and crew were here this morning and did one terrific job of trimming all of our trees. I highly recommend them to everyone needing any tree services done.

April 11, 2023

Sarah and Danny did a great job removing a large tree from the front of my yard. I was impressed with the time efficiency and clean up. I would recommend.

Christina Colenutt
January 19, 2023

When Trevor came to quote my yard at my new house, he helped me identify all the trees and shrubs, and clearly explained what work needed to be done. When the day came to do the work, Kolton and Carl were friendly and also walked me through what they were doing and why (I'm interested in these things and was asking questions). They did their best to save my cherry that is infected with black knot. Looking forward to having them come back to continue tree maintenance in the future.

Jenn C
September 26, 2022
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April 6, 2022
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January 25, 2022
Lisan Maclean
September 15, 2021

We had trusty trees! Cut down our tree and put all new grass down in our back yard and it's absolutely beautiful 😊 Also the crew are very friendly and extremely hard workers! Thank again ❣️

Matthew Hudon (Matt SH)
July 6, 2021

Excellent value for the work they provide. Our crew was very professional and cleaned up the area they chipped in, right down to the pavement.

Trevor Small
June 13, 2021

Trusty Tree is great. Had them remove two trees with cleanup and shredding. looks great and would use again!

Jessy Yau
June 8, 2021

We had a tree in our yard that had died a few years earlier and wasn’t sure who to call. We called Sunstar who recommended Trusty Tree to us. Trevor came out to look at our tree. We didn’t realize we had another Tree that was diseased. He sent us a quote very quickly. He was able to book a time for tree removal, stump grinding, as well as planting our new trees. The project was done in the timeline provided. The crews showed up on time or earlier than expected which was amazing! They were very professional. I would hire Trusty Tree again!

Renee Pelech
June 7, 2021
keith b
June 5, 2021

Professional, courteous and reasonable pricing. Keep it local folks!

Rick McBryer
June 4, 2021

Excellent service. Good response time and automatic communication / payment system. Work was done effectively and efficiently.

Jay Lewis
June 4, 2021

Fantastic experience, staff was friendly and prompt. Left our acreage clean and tidy. Defiantly recommend Trusty Tree.

Graham Wyllie
June 3, 2021

They were on time did a great job & would recommend them any time.

David Provost
June 3, 2021
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June 2, 2021

Great service, Always happy to please. The team is great excellent at cleaning up and making everything look great. Highly recommend Trusty Tree.

Roger Crispin
June 2, 2021

Well done. Good service.

Lisa Johnston
June 2, 2021

Trusty tree has been doing work for a condo association for the last few years. They are always reliable, and thorough and easy to deal with.