Kitchener-Waterloo Tree Service | Summer Storm

On August 2nd a summer storm blew through southwestern Ontario, resulting in intense thunderstorms and a tornado in Teviotdale.

For a link to news stories click here. 

This photo was taken in Cambridge about 20 minutes before the storm started.  Photograph courtesy of Chase Photography

When summer storms occur, the first trees/branches to break or fall are the dead ones.  Keeping the dead trees/branches trimmed is a fantastic way to prevent storm damage.  


Kitchener-Waterloo Tree Service | Chipping Service

Chipping is a great way to get rid of a big pile of ugly brush! 
You can also have the option of keeping the chips to use in your own gardens. 
Call for a Free Estimate today! 519-954-5649.

Photo Courtesy of Chase Photography


Kitchener-Waterloo Tree Service and Tree Removal | Tree Climbing

What is Tree Climbing?

Calvin, who is the owner and operator here at Metzger's, often climbs the trees when we are trimming or removing a tree.  This means we don't need to bring in a big boom truck which can often have an impact on your lawn.

Often times, even if the client doesn't mind having the boom truck on their property, there isn't the space.  Many trees are in backyard, or side yards, or in tight spaces that we just can't get a boom truck into.  This is why we have 2 climbers on staff for our tree removal service in Kitchener-Waterloo.

These photos were taken by Chase Photography, are of our crews doing tree removal along the LRT route on King Street in Kitchener-Waterloo.  The reason Calvin needed to climb these trees is because we were extremely limited with space.  We were working around the road construction crews, pedestrians, and there was also one lane of traffic passing by.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Tree Service and Tree Removal | Removing Trees Along King Street for the LRT

The Kitchener-Waterloo area is going to see some big changes in the next coming year as we prepare for the Light Rail Transit.

We are honoured to be a part of this project to help create a better public transportation system.

Yesterday we started some of the tree removal along King Street in Kitchener.  Due to the road being widened to accommodate the tracks for the Ion, trees close to the road way need to be removed.

Photos of a tree being dropped along King Street.  Our crew is using roping systems so we can guide where the tree is going to fall.

Photos provided by Chase Photography


We offer Wood Chipping

Do you have a big ugly pile of brush that you need to get rid of?

We can help!
Along with tree services we are now happy to announce that we offer chipping!
And we offer full clean-up when we are done.


Hello Little Leaves

By now your trees should be covered with leaves.  This is a tell-tale sign that your tree is healthy.

Bird's Eye View of Tree Removal

This is a photo Calvin recently shot, while he was up in the boom cutting a tree.
When we are in residential areas like this, we use extensive roping systems to ensure the branches are safely brought down to the ground. Our crew on the ground carefully guides the branch down after Calvin cuts it.

Can my lawnmower damage my trees?

We encourage our clients to take caution when mowing the grass around the base of a tree.  Often trees are damaged by a lawnmower, weed whip and other trimming equipment.  When a tree is injured it can lead to further problems such as decay and then inevitably the tree will start to die.  


As always, we offer estimates at no charge to you.
Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived we are taking bookings for Estimates or Quotes.

Calvin, with over 20 years in this industry, has lots of experience and has seen it all.  He is always happy to give advice and tips on tree removal, trimming, pruning, and stump removal.

Give our office a call at 519-954-5649 to book your Free Estimate today.

Tree Planting. What you should know.

Spring is just around the corner, and many of you will begin purchasing and planting trees.
We often get asked to recommend species of trees, however, it really does depend on why you are planting a tree.
If you are looking for privacy, many people are eager to plant evergreens.  They grow quickly, are also a great tree to block the wind.  However, they are more susceptible to being damaged in a storm.  One way of getting around this, is to plant them in a grove.  This will allow the roots to intertwine, reducing the risk of a tree being uprooted.
Hardwood trees are what we definitely recommend.  They do take longer to grow, but they are stronger, and are 3 times more likely to have the ability to withstand storms.  Again, planting them in groves, so they can all intertwine roots will help to prevent any of them from getting uprooted.
Many of you will remember the storm that whipped through the Kitchener-Waterloo area last summer.  As we went out to emergency calls, it was obvious to us that the hardwood trees had braved the strong winds much better.
With the warmer weather, does come storms, unfortunately.  We hope this has given you some ideas of how to protect your trees, and what to keep in mind when tree planting.