Botanica Arboriculture

Expert arborists you can trust.

Botanica Tree Services, now Botanica – Strathmore Arboriculture, has served the Montreal area and it’s surrounding areas since 1994, with over 20 years of experience. We provide expert tree care to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers.

Over the years, we have built a reputation for superior results and great customer service. We offer the highest level of quality as well as to strict International Society of Arboriculture standards.

  • Pruning
  • Dead Wooding
  • Tree Trimming
  • Tree Removal
  • Stump Grinding
  • Hedge Trimming
  • Planting
  • Cabling and Bracing
  • Emergency Work
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Preventative treatments (ie: Emerald Ash Borer)
  • Fertilization
  • Arborist/Forestry Engineer Reports
  • Protection and Preservation Plans

Botanica Service Area

For more information, call Brian Duffy: (514) 831-8733

CASE STUDY

Residential – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue

Challenges

  • The intended project called for the trimming of potentially hazardous branches off a maple tree on a residential property in Saint Anne de Bellevue.
  • During the inspection for this 130’ tall twin-trunk tree, our senior arborist found a large cavity at the tree base.
  • Our arboriculture team has a consulting forestry engineer on standby for a second opinion when needed. Together the team established that the 4’ diameter trunk was rotten and posed a danger of falling. Even more, it was too unsafe to climb and we consequently needed to avoid shock loading it.

Solutions

  • Tree removal requires specialist tree felling knowledge to perform the work safely, especially when handling hollowed tree trunks and branches.
    A bluetooth mobile communication set up was put in place between the arborists and the ground staff.
  • In order to complete this project safely and cost effectively, two mobile cranes were brought in to ensure branches fell in a predictable way to avoid damage to surrounding property or injury to personnel in the complicated dismantling of this massive tree.
  • The tree was then sectionally dismantled and each 1,000 to 2,000 lb section was processed by ground staff. Large timber sections were removed from the site with our tractor mounted crane and transported in containers to a designated ECO-site for chipping and recycling as mulch.

Results

  • This smooth running project was completed on time, within a single working day, and to the satisfaction of our valued customer as evidenced by several return visits to the property for additional arboriculture work.
  • Our certified arborists are committed to you and the health and safety of your trees. Trust in the knowledge and confidence they have gained through International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification.

CASE STUDY

Commercial – McGill University (downtown campus)

Challenges

  • Beginning in 2018, as a long time trusted partner to McGill University for emergency tree services, we have undertaken major arboriculture work at the downtown Montreal campus.
    This busy campus was originally planted with an abundance of Ash trees. Sadly, this area, like much of Eastern Canada, was targeted by the Emerald Ash Borer necessitating the removal of most of the large mature ash trees.

Solutions

  • Over the course of two years, approximately 35 mature trees (some weighing up to 10 tons) were removed by our skilled team of 3 which included at a minimum two certified arborists.
  • Due to the hazardous nature of the infested trees, which can cause dryness and rapid tree mortality, pre-project inspections were required to assess arborist climbing safety.
  • The work was further complicated by the student pedestrian traffic of this busy downtown campus, requiring an exceptional security plan and work schedule solely on weekends when classes were not in session.

Results

  • Following specific municipal guidelines, stringent environmental and waste control policies were followed with all contaminated wood chipped and disposed of accordingly.
  • Our certified arborists are committed to you and the health and safety of your trees. Trust in the knowledge and confidence they have gained through International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certification.

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