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FAQ at Ingold Tree Service

When it comes to tree maintenance, you may have several questions. Our specialists have answered a few questions here to give you a better insight on arboriculture. If you do not find something that helps solve your issue, feel free to give us a ring and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Should a stressed tree be removed or trimmed?

At Ingold Tree Service, we believe that if a tree is in decline and/or in a dangerous location, it is best to remove it. A fully dead tree can make the removal more challenging and also involves more cost for the client, and the removal team’s liability.

What is the best time to remove or trim a tree?

Trimming or dead wooding for most trees can be done any time of the year. However, the same work for certain species must be done late fall. Our certified arborist can determine and recommend a suitable time of the year upon inspection of your tree or just by the knowing your species.


Tree removals on the other hand can be performed any time of year. Our equipment is always ready, so we are happy to accommodate what works for you. Remember - the longer you wait, the more dangerous the removal can get.

Is a permit required?

The bylaws regarding wood lots and heritage trees in the Region of Waterloo are constantly changing. If you would need a permit, we would take care of it prior to beginning work.

Does the wood in my tree have any value?

Ingold Tree Service recycles all our wood and wood chips. Our estimator includes a credit for your wood in every quotation. It provides you with a complete and clear job site. However, if you would like to deal with the wood by yourself, we are happy to cut it up and leave it on site.

What equipment is used?

When it comes to tree work, every job is different requiring different equipment. While our climbers are up-to-date with the latest climbing techniques and carry ropes and lowering devices to remove/ trim your tree safely, we also have:

Brush chippers to get rid of tree branches

Towable and self-propelled stump grinders to eliminate stumps

Aerial trucks

Dump trucks

Crane or boom truck for tree removal in tricky locations

5 Compact loaders

4 Forestry mulching attachments

Mini loaders

Track loaders

What if my tree is close to a Hydro?

Hydro is often called 'The Silent Killer’. Our team is trained to work around Hydro lines within a safe distance. If we have to work within the safe work zone, we will contact the necessary authorities for a power disconnect and reconnect once the work is done.

Our Testimonials

Expertise Is Second to None

“These guys do amazing work. I worked there throughout university and it was an amazing experience. I have never worked so hard in my life. I would lose all the beer weight I gained during the school year. It was amazing to see all the happy customers and it seemed like everyone knew Brian Ingold personally and thought the world of him. Such a great boss and person. A great family company. Their expertise is second to none. The city of Cambridge would contract us to do all the trees that were too difficult for their forestry staff. It's amazing how we would take out a giant tree over a pool or fragile items and we would leave a backyard completely spotless. The clean-up job we would do after was way overboard but makes such a difference to the homeowners. There really is no competition in Cambridge. The climbers at Ingold tree service can do the job way faster and they can beat any quote. Be cautious if someone tries to beat their quote. It might be just some uninsured guy who is going to cut corners. I haven't worked at Ingold for 8 years but will always cherish those days. Could not recommend them more.”


– Kristian W

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