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From Tree Care & Removal to Plant Health Care and Landscaping, The Coastal Arborist proudly serves the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas.



Tree Care & Removal

Tree work has been rated one of the most dangerous jobs in Canada, so our professional team’s training, experience, and equipment make all the difference to our clients’ peace of mind when hiring a tree service. As Certified Arborists, we make it our business to stay up to date with industry best practices, gear, and techniques, to provide the highest level of service. We work year around with climbing and MEWP  (mobile elevated work platform). Those tight spaces next to your house, garage, pool, garden, etc. are no problem to access, and we also offer low-impact options where preservation of lawn or other landscape features is a concern. Reasons to hire our professional tree service: Increase safety for you and your home, to reduce the likelihood of storm damage; assess stability, vitality, cracks, damage, rot, disease, and pests. Creating a long-term or multi-season plan to care for a large property or wooded lot; or to simply invest in and enjoy your landscape.
  • Natural tree pruning

  • Fruit tree/small orchard pruning and care

  • Brush chipping

  • Cabling and bracing to support weak branch attachments
  • Consultations for health, safety, and long-term care plans ($125 fee): Upgrade your free estimate to a paid consultation, for an in-depth inspection of your property from an ISA Certified Arborist. This is especially recommended for clients who have just purchased a home, have multiple projects to complete, or would like to learn more about the specific trees you have. You will receive information on the recommended safety, health, and aesthetic care for your trees and shrubs, as well as estimates for any immediate work or long-term investments you’d like to make in your property.
  • Commercial arboriculture services for development and property management. Inventory assessments and proposals according to local by-laws.

Plant Health Care

Trees provide shade, beauty, property value, and wildlife habitats–not to mention the oxygen we breathe. That’s why we prioritize efforts to care for your trees from roots to canopy, to ensure they not only survive but thrive, year after year. A small annual investment in your trees and shrubs can encourage growth and support overall vitality.

We stay up to date with the latest research on the diseases and pests affecting our local landscape. If you have a tree or shrub that is looking sick or in decline, we recommend a full evaluation of your landscape with an ISA Certified Arborist, to identify problems and determine the best course of action to keep your trees and shrubs healthy.

  • Deep root excavation and girdling root pruning
  • Mulch ring installation


Whether investing in landscaping services for your own enjoyment or to increase your property value for a home sale, we understand it’s more than a lawn: you’re creating and caring for an outdoor living space. Our professional team offers a variety of expertise in planting and design, restoration, and maintenance, to bring life outside the four walls of your house. Landscaping clients also benefit from the expertise of an ISA Certified Arborist overseeing their tree planting process, from specimen selection to location and installation. We’ll choose the right plant, for the right place.

Consider one of our annual landscaping packages to maintain your outdoor living space in every season:

  • Essentials Landscaping: Prune all shrubs and ornamental trees; weed all beds.

  • Welcome Home Landscaping: Prune all shrubs and ornamental trees; weed and mulch all beds; fertilize all shrubs and ornamental trees.

  • Peace of Mind Landscaping: Prune all shrubs and ornamental trees; weed and mulch all beds; apply organic weed spray; fertilize all shrubs and ornamental trees; spring and fall cleanups, will arrange for mowing services if desired.

Additional landscaping services:

  • Tree and shrub planting and transplanting

  • Mulching

  • Privacy screens, curb appeal, large and small-scale plant installations


Custom 2016 Isuzu arborist truck with a 12 yard capacity. Paired with a 2013 Bandit chipper our equipment allows for maneuverability in small spaces, yet maintains the ability to get work done. We also use state of the art lithium ion battery powered hand tools which are better for the environment and have less noise. 

Tracked Lift

British Columbia’s first 87ft hybrid spider lift is a marvel of modern lift technology.  Our truck mounted version makes transport and setup quick and efficient. Hybrid power allows for near silent operations or working indoors. Tree access has never been safer and more productive. The high amplitude, articulated, telescopic booms and tracked shift capabilities set the unit apart in its own class.

man lift surrounded by fall colours in Campbell River

Lift Highlights

  • 87 ft working height
  • 48′ Outreach
  • Fits through 36″ passage, gate, backyard
  • unmatched jib amplitude of 140 degrees
  • Allows working 21′ negative
  • 13′ 1″ X 19′ 4″ standard footprint
  • low PSI outriggers
  • 8, 300lbs overall weight
  • 21′ 7″ overall stowed length
  • Hydraulic variable width carriage
  • non marking rubber tracks
  • Kubota and lithium ion hybrid power
  • AC power, 3000 psi water and air to bucket


  • high angle hazardous trees
  • awkward trees and high hedges
  • specialty pruning services
  • roadway hazard abatement
  • trail system tree maintenance
  • environmental projects
  • habitat restoration and creation
  • tree preservation pruning
Flat deck truck with Spider Lift on the back parked by snowbank in Campbell River
Spider Lift opened on lawn in Comox

High Capacity Chipper

The 2022 Bandit 200 XP disc. This chipper is all about production and even has its own winch. 

Box Truck and chipper parked in a snowy parking lot in Campbell River

The Coastal Arborist, 1120 21st Streeet, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N 2B8, Canada 250-702-7844