Tree Pruning

Enhancing aesthetics and tree health.

Proper pruning is essential when enhancing aesthetics and maintaining tree health.  Additionally, pruning may reduce safety issues and correct structural defects.  Our International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists are trained to evaluate the health of the tree and identify the amount of pruning needed to achieve the client’s goal, and optimize the health of the tree.

Pruning is a skill which is developed with time, education, and experience.  Pruning objectives must consider tree growth and development, and the long term effects on the tree.  Trees are pruned to reduce the potential for tree or branch failure, providing clearance, reducing shade and wind resistance, maintaining health, improving a view, and improving aesthetics.  Coastal Pacific utilizes several pruning methods to achieve this goal.

Restoration Pruning:  Restoration pruning is performed to improve the structure, form, and appearance of trees that have been severely headed, vandalized, or storm damaged.  Normally this occurs over a number of successive prunings.

Crown Reduction: Reduction pruning is used to decrease the height or spread of a tree.  This is best achieved by reducing the length of a branch or stem back to the trunk or to a lateral branch large enough to assume apical dominance. Reducing the height or spread of a tree is often favored when trees are growing too large for their space.

Crown Cleaning: Crown cleaning is the selective removal of dead, diseased, broken, or weakly attached branches from a tree crown.

Crown Thinning: Crown thinning is the removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown.  Thinning opens to foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.

Vista Pruning: Vista pruning is selective reduction or removal in the tree’s crown to allow a view of an object from a predetermined point.

Fruit Tree Pruning: Fruit tree pruning is a beneficial and necessary process in maintaining your fruit trees.  Trees which bear fruit need to be pruned in order to maintain the structure of the plant and help assist with a good fruiting crop. A properly pruned tree will give you a nice, attractive, and safe feature in your yard, and it will be better suited to withstand the storms and weather common in the Pacific Northwest.

Tree Removal

Safe removal of trees.

While Coastal Pacific Tree Service prides itself on keeping trees healthy and stable in our environment, sometimes a tree has to be removed.  Dead or dying trees, wrong location, or unsafe, removal may be the only option.  We have all of the tools and equipment to safely remove your trees.


Cities in Metro Vancouver have specific tree bylaws, in many cases preventing tree removals without permits.  At Coastal Pacific, we are familiar with the bylaws and are happy to assist in the permit application process.  The following cities require permits for tree removal:

  • Vancouver
  • North Vancouver
  • West Vancouver
  • Burnaby
  • New Westminster
  • Richmond
  • Coquitlam
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody
  • Pitt Meadows
  • Maple Ridge
  • Surrey
  • Langley
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Tree Risk Assessment

Inspecting and reporting on the health of your tree.

In urban areas, unhealthy or damaged trees can present a significant risk to people and property. At Coastal Pacific Tree Service, we can help you manage tree risk with a Tree Risk Assessment.

Our Qualified Tree Risk Assessors have advanced knowledge of tree structure, mechanics and biology. Their knowledge is utilized to conduct an inspection that determines the overall health of the tree and identifies defects.  The results of a tree risk assessment can provide you information to make a decision to enhance tree benefits, health and longevity.

Tree risk assessments can be conducted at different levels and may employ various methods and tools.  We utilize three different levels of assessment, which are:

  • Level 1: Limited Visual
  • Level 2: Basic
  • Level 3: Advanced

Different levels are recommended as inspection requirements vary. Contact us to find out more.

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 Assessing and reporting on all aspects of the arboriculture industry

Coastal Pacific Tree Service employs consulting arborists who have years of experience and are dedicated to trees.  Our arborists are constantly educating themselves and enjoy solving your tree issues.

Some of the consulting services we provide are:

  • Arborist Reports
  • Tree Risk Assessments
  • Tree Appraisals
  • Tree Inventory Reports
  • Tree Management Plans
  • Tree Inventory
  • Tree Removal Permit Applications

Have a complex issue? We love problem solving, and will find a practical solution for you.

Please contact us for any consulting needs.

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Other Services

We offer a multitude of other services

Other services we offer include:

  • Deep Root Fertilization
  • Stump Grinding
  • Cabling and Bracing
  • Tree Planting
  • Pest Management
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