Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chatham-Kent Tree Care insured?

Yes, we carry both commercial liability and W.S.I.B. insurance for all our employees.

Why should I choose to contract CK Tree Care?

CK Tree Care provides service by a certified arborist and precision trained employees. Our relentless pursuit for safety and keeping current with the Ontario Health and Safety Act and industry standards helps to keep us an industry leader. We believe in government programs, apprenticeships and other arboricultural programs to keep ourselves in full knowledge of the newest technology and safe techniques. With this commitment, we can provide excellent tree care and satisfaction to our customers with competitive rates.

We know your property is important to you and we make every consideration to respect your property. Our goal is to provide excellent service through safety, control, attention to detail and minimal impact. CK Tree Care has trained its employees for emergency preparedness including high angle rescue, aerial lift evacuation and first Aid/CPR.

What is a certified arborist?

A certified arborist is a person who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. A certified arborist is a person who has achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive government examination.

Do CK Tree Care employees wear personal protective equipment?

All CK Tree Care employees wear the necessary personal protective equipment. This equipment includes CSA rated hard hates, rated ear protection, certified chainsaw leg protection, CSA rated safety boots and CSA rated safety glasses.

I take pride in my property. Will CK Tree Care respect my property?

CK Tree Care values and respects all the properties we are on. We are dedicated to complete customer satisfaction. Every job we execute starts with a careful jobsite / job plan review. From this process we determine the selection of the right equipment, remove any lawn ornaments or objects that may be in the way, discuss all potential hazards and careful job set up is chosen. This helps us to have a minimum impact on your yard while giving the best results. We take pride in our work and your property too. Therefore, we commit ourselves to making sure our clean-up is thorough and our client is happy.

Tree climbing sounds risky what’s involved?

Tree climbing is always a high risk job and is only exercised as a last option. Our priority is to execute the job in the safest and most efficient manner possible. All jobs start with a tailboard discussion. This allows everyone involved to be part of the plan and understand the job fully. We have invested in equipment that is mobile and can fit in most back yards with minimal impact to your lawn as an alternative to climbing. Sometimes the deployment of a crane is needed to execute a job safely.

I have heard that topping a tree can be harmful?

Topping a tree is an unacceptable industry practice. There are many reasons why a tree should not be topped. Some of these reasons include tree stress, decay and indefinite risks.

Is mulching trees beneficial?

Yes, mulching your trees is very beneficial. Some benefits of mulching include increased soil moisture, protects and insulates roots from extreme temperatures, helps to minimize weed growth, reduces the damage of trees from lawn equipment, returns nutrients back into the soil through decomposition, and lastly mulching can give your property a well-cared for look.