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Our COVID-19 Response

Before a sales call, please mark the trees in question with a ribbon, or whatever you have handy.
Our salespeople will not be knocking on your door, please do not go out of your house to greet them, simply be ready to use your phone to answer the sale’s persons questions from within your house.
If you are able, be prepared to use face time, google duo or similar feature to help the salesperson understand your tree care needs.
Please respond promptly to any work verification emails or calls if asked.
In general, you do not need to be present when the crew arrives.
If you are home when the crew arrives, please stay in your house. If the salesperson or crew leader has any questions, they will call you. Please be prepared to answer the phone if they do call.
If for any reason, you are outside or otherwise meet our crews in person, please practice social distancing by keeping 3-6 feet away.

What Is A Certified Arborist

An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees

Why Hire An Arborist?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

City of Courtenay Urban Forest Strategy and Tree Bylaw

City of Courtenay Tree Bylaw

Tree Protection and Management Bylaw No. 2850 [PDF – 425 KB] regulates the removal of trees on private property. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the Frequently Asked Questions to determine whether, and how, the bylaw may apply to your property. Read More…

City of Courtenay Urban Forest Strategy

The Urban Forest Strategy will guide how we as a community protect and manage trees on public and private land within the Courtenay boundaries. The urban forest includes the collection of trees, vegetation, soil and associated natural processes across our city’s landscape. Read More…

The Coastal Arborist, 1120 21st Streeet, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 2B8, Canada 250-702-7844 joshthearborist@gmail.com