New sawmill/live edge boards on the way!

Well its that time of year again.  The calls are coming in and appointments are getting booked for tree removal quotes and jobs.  Call, email or text to set up a free quote.

Also with the warmer weather comes new live edge slabs and boards.

We are in the process of purchasing a new sawmill that will allow for the custom cutting of live edge boards, and the production of lumber.  This mill can produce 10' long boards at a maximum width of 22".  The advantage of this new mill will be smoother slabs and boards requiring much less effort in the process of smoothing the surface of the wood for finishing.   Where the chainsaw mill would leave a chatter on the board, requiring additional sanding and planing, this bandsaw mill will produce an smooth, consistent surface.

We will be up and going with the mill in the coming weeks, and will have undried boards available within the month.  Dry boards will take a bit longer as they will be sent to the kiln.

If there is a certain species of wood your looking for to complete your DIY project, let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate.  Also if you would like your name added to our mailing list for future releases of live edge wood, please let me know.

Thanks and in the words of football genius Ed Woodward, "watch this space".


Rotten leaning Catapule tree

Good evening

This morning we took down a rotten catapule tree.  This tree had a heavy lean towards the customer's house, and a large rotten hole at the base that resulted in this 3' across tree only having 3-4" of actual wood holding it up.

The tree was surrounded on all sides with hydro, phone, rogers and fiber optic lines which made the removal difficult.  Our bucket truck was used and we pieced it down safely.

Contact us today for your free tree quote.



Tree removal in Ayr

Hello all

This week I removed 2 trees along side a driveway in Ayr.  

Here are the before and after photos.  

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More storm damage (before and after)

Today was a busy day cleaning up from last weeks ice storm in Kitchener/Waterloo 

Here are a few before and after photos of work completed. 

Before - Waterloo limbs down 


Before - Kitchener tree down in 3 yards.  This tree uprooted in the storm


Tim's tree. 


Pine tree removal in Kitchener

Today along with my sexy helper (sorry not you Al), my wife and I cut down and removed a 30' pine tree in the front yard of a house.  We had minimal obstacles below us, and I was able to drop it in 2 pieces onto the driveway/sidewalk of the home.  Here are a few photos.

Contact us today for a free quote anywhere in the Kitchener or Waterloo (and surrounding) areas.  Don't put yourself at risk and let us help you out.

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A busy fall and winter

Hey everyone.

I've not been as active updating the site over the fall and winter season as I had hoped to be.

Since 2014 Tim's Tree Removal and another local tree company have been the sole providers of tree removal services for the region's LRT (Light Rail Transit) or ION project.  We have been working hard to clear trees for the widening of the track areas from Fairview to Conestoga malls.  We have clear cut some area, and pieced down difficult city trees in other areas.

This has been a great project to be a part of, but it has kept us extremely busy.

I will continue to attempt to update the site with information on projects, and products that we are going to be selling.  Look for wood slabs, round wood pieces, and wood chips.

Thanks and as always please contact us with any tree questions you have for us.


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Black Walnut bucket truck removal - Drone footage

Good evening

Last week I took down a 40' black walnut tree, located in the backyard of a house in Kitchener.  The small backyard had a few hazards which precipitated the need for the bucket truck.  Branches extended overtop of houses, sheds, and service cables.

The tree removal went smooth, and the tree came down in about 3 hours.

The cool part about this removal was that Steve, my labourer that day, brought his drone and GoPro camera to capture some footage.  While the wind prevented a lot of footage from being taken, he was able to capture a bit of the tree coming down.  Enjoy the 2 videos!

Video #1

Video #2


Tree removal w/ bucket truck

Earlier this week we removed a large black walnut tree from a residence in Kitchener near St Mary's hospital.  This tree extended over houses, sheds and fences.  It required the bucket truck to safely and efficiently bring it down. 

In 3 hours we had created quite the mess on the ground, but the tree was safely down. 

Here are some photos showing the removal stages. 


Cat in a tree?

While not your typical tree service request, we do get calls for cats in trees. 

I received such a request today. 

A woman's cat had been up a tree for 24 or more hours, meowing and moving further up the tree.  She tried calling the fire dept, Kitchener hydro, and various other resources before reaching me. 

I drove out and assessed the tree and figured we couldn't reach the cat as the branches got too small that high up.  The cat was about 40 feet up.  

I put my climbing gear on, and laboured up the tree.  Upon reaching the area the cat was in, I saw and heard the little guy and he did not want to be up that high.  

I called him, and he slowly made his way to me.  I had one of the bystanders attach my rope to the bag we had planned to lower the cat in, and I raised it up.  I planted myself and grabbed the cat by the scruff, and attempted to put the cat in the bag. FYI, cats hate being out in bags.  But seeing how this was the only way to safely bring it down, I made sure the cat understood its options. 

Once in the bag there was very little movement, and I lowered it to her waiting owner at the bottom of the tree.  

I'm happy this ended well for all involved, and I hope the little guy stays safe indoors for years to come.