Consulting Services

The Consulting Division of Bruce Tree consists of a team dedicated urban forestry consultants with years of experience in meeting a wide variety of project needs. We have a proven track record of building lasting relationships with our clients and their trees.

For consulting services you can trust, contact Bruce Tree Expert Company Ltd.

Services we offer

  • Arborist Reports (tree protection by-laws)
  • Tree protection plans in CAD
  • Ravine stewardship and restoration plans
  • Tree inventories and assessments
  • Tree preservation and protection prescriptions
  • Tree, woodlot, and urban forest management plans
  • Tree risk assessment and mitigation prescriptions
  • Tree failure analysis
  • Tree-related accident investigation
  • $ value appraisal of amenity trees
  • Plant health care assessments and prescriptions
  • Due diligence tree inspections prior to real estate purchases
  • Third party appraisal of tree work and repairs

The scope of our consulting involvement includes:

  • Site and tree inspections
  • Public meetings
  • Lectures, walks and workshops
  • Technical writing
  • Tree assessments
  • Reports
  • Research and peer reviews
  • Expert witness testimonies
  • Mediation

Our Clients


Many of our clients are residential property owners who retain our services for a wide range of services listed above.

Government & Institutional:

Queens Quay Music Gardens - tree assessment, management plan and fine pruning.

ROM Renaissance Project - prescribe and oversee preservation of heritage White Oak and trees oh Philosopher's Walk during the entire construction phase (3 years). 

Law Society of Upper Canada (Osgoode Hall) - tree assessment and management plan, and shade impact study associated with adjacent proposed development. 

Metro Toronto Convention Center Expansion (Central Park) - provide professional opinion as to depth of soil required in Roundhouse Park over underground deck. 

Whitby Psychiatric Hospital - tree inventory and assessment.

Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital and Kipling Reconstruction - tree inventory and assessment, tree preservation.

CIBC Commerce Court - re-furbishing project (tree pits, tree sourcing, and planting).

Queen's Park Veteran's Memorial - tree inventory/assessment and supervision of non-destructive daylighting to expose roots of existing trees to determine final configuration of memorial structures.

Center for Addiction and Mental Health (Donwoods) - tree inventory and assessment.

Center for Addiction and Mental Health (Queen Street) - tree inventory, assessment, and protection plan.

Bridgepoint Health (Don Jail) - tree inventory and assessment, tree preservation and protection plan (3 year).

Clarence Square Park, Toronto - tree inventory, assessment and urban forest plan. 

TTC, Kipling Subway Station Reconstruction - tree inventory, assessment and protection recommendations.

Vaughan Civic Center - tree inventory, assessment and protection plan.

Forensic & Tree Failure Analysis:

Hamilton Police Services - Royal Botanical Gardens coroner's inquest. 

Kelly vs. Town of Ingersoll - Ontario Court (precedent setting case).


Metro Housing Authority - tree care specifications for all arboricultural operations.

Policy Development:

Royal Botanical Gardens - Tree Risk Assessment Programme Policy and Procedures.

Street Tree Assessment:

Saint John, NB (Manawagonish Road) - tree health and risk assessment of street trees.

Street Re-construction:

Towns of Cobourg, Whitby and Ajax - tree inventory and assessment, recommendations for preservation, prescriptions, for excavation around trees relative to street re-construction projects.

Golf Courses:

Toronto Hunt Club - annual tree risk assessment (1998 - present).

Rosedale Golf Club - tree management plan, tree nursery design and development project, course re-design (1995-2005).

Markland Wood Country Club - tree inventory, assessment, protection plan and ravine restoration plan.

Land Development and Re-development (multiple residential):

Donmount Court - Toronto Community Housing Corporation - tree inventory/assessment, street tree selection, street tree soil reservoir volumes and existing tree preservation and removal, OMB.

30+ Subdivisions in GTA - tree inventories, vegetative assessments, tree preservation prescriptions, OMB (1989-1995).


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