We are Hiring Assistant Tree Climbers and Ground Support!

We are Hiring Assistant Tree Climbers and Ground Support!

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Logan Tree Experts is a professional, full-service tree care company offering tree removal, pruning, planting, stump removal, P&D diagnosis and prescription, cabling & bracing, fertilization, consultation, and assessments. We have been providing quality tree care throughout the Peterborough and Kawartha region for over 12 years. We work with our clients to care for their trees in a safe, efficient and ethical manner while educating and raising awareness of proper tree care.

We are seeking hardworking, self-motivated and safety conscious individuals to join our team as Assistant Tree Climbers and Ground Support.

At Logan Tree Experts we strive to be challenged, to learn and to succeed. We aspire to be smart, driven and knowledgeable. We are considerate, humble and kind towards other team members and clients.

Does this sound like you? If so, we want you on our team!

To view our open positions click here.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to office(at)logantreeexperts.com or find us on Indeed.com.

 

Proper Tree Planting Leads to Healthy Trees!

Proper Tree Planting Leads to Healthy Trees!

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Tree Planting

I recently checked up on a planting project that we did 2 years ago at Beavermead Campground in Peterborough. We planted 21 trees and I am happy to report that they are all doing great, and have grown substantially! Beavermead Tree Planting

Large strong trees come from small healthy trees.

When planting a tree, the most important place to start is with the right tree for the right location.  It’s important to consider the tree’s characteristics and requirements. This includes soil composition, soil moisture and available space for the tree to grow in. If any of these factors are missing, the health of the tree will be affected throughout its lifetime. Improper planting can cause the tree stress,  stunt its growth and make it more susceptible to pests and diseases.

Start on the right foot by hiring an expert to source healthy trees from a reputable nursery and then planting them properly. Now is the time to start planning, we can visit your property to look at potential locations and choose the best species. For more information on tree planting click here!

Call or email now to be placed on our planting list!

We are Hiring Ground Support!

We are Hiring Ground Support!

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We are Hiring Ground Support

WORK WHERE YOU PLAY, IN THE BEAUTIFUL KAWARTHAS!

Logan Tree Experts has provided quality tree care to the Kawartha region for over 10 years. We utilize the newest tools and techniques to perform safe and proper tree care while educating our clients on their tree care needs.

We are seeking a hardworking, self-motivated and safety conscious individual to join our team. The successful candidate will be capable of performing physically demanding manual labour in a variety of weather conditions.

Responsibilities:

Ground Support

  • Able to carry out all duties safely and efficiently
  • Perform ground support operations such as, but not limited to, rigging, cutting, brush management, chipping, etc.
  • Perform basic pruning techniques, following industry standards
  • Perform advanced rigging techniques to lower wood material from heights
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders and other equipment as per company standard operating procedures
  • Perform work site cleanup
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients, co-workers, and management
  • Ability to take direction and positive critique from supervisors and management
  • Complete all necessary paperwork (time sheets, project logs, project risk assessment forms)
  • Show up on time with a professional appearance, a positive attitude and ready to work.

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an outdoor labour position
  • Formal Arboriculture, or related, training at a recognized College or University
  • Chainsaw training or certification
  • Chipper and stump grinder experience
  • First Aid/CPR (an asset)
  • Class G license with a clean driver abstract
  • Knowledge of industry rules and regulations

Starting Wage: $14.50 to $17.00 /hour

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to contact@logantreeexperts.com. This post will be removed when the job has been filled.

We are Hiring a Production Arborist/Crew Leader

We are Hiring a Production Arborist/Crew Leader

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We are Hiring a Production Arborist/ Crew Leader

WORK WHERE YOU PLAY, IN THE BEAUTIFUL KAWARTHAS!

Arborist in pine treeLogan Tree Experts has provided quality tree care to the Kawartha region for over 10 years. We utilize the newest tools and techniques to perform safe and proper tree care while educating our clients on their tree care needs.

We are seeking a hardworking, self-motivated and safety conscious individual to join our team. The successful candidate will be capable of performing physically demanding manual labor in a variety of weather conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a crew and organize the logistics of each assigned project
  • Fulfill quotas on time while maintaining safety and quality
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with clients, crew, and management
  • Ability and eagerness to mentor crew members
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive and productive team environment and culture
  • Ability to ascend and perform aerial operations to safely and efficiently remove trees of all sizes. Including storm and hazard tree removals, following industry standards
  • Perform advanced rigging techniques to safely dismantle trees
  • Experience working with cranes and other aerial lifts
  • Perform proper pruning, in trees of all sizes, for clearance, structure, and safety, following industry standards
  • Ability to quote pruning and removal projects when required
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws, chippers, stumpers and other equipment as per company standard operating procedures
  • Complete all necessary paperwork (timesheets, project logs, project risk assessment forms, etc.)
  • Show up on time with a professional appearance, a positive attitude and an eagerness to work

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years climbing experience at a recognized tree service
  • Minimum of 3 years managing a crew at a recognized tree service
  • ISA or Ontario Arborist Certification or working towards
  • Experience leading and managing a crew
  • Chainsaw Training or certification
  • Formal Arboriculture Training from a recognized college or university
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Class G license and clean driver abstract
  • Knowledge of industry rules and regulations

Starting wage – $19.50 – $24.00 based on experience and qualifications

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to contact@logantreeexperts.com. This post will be removed when the position has been filled.

NEW: Peterborough Tree By-laws

NEW: Peterborough Tree By-laws

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On October 23rd, 2017, the City of Peterborough passed and implemented a Tree By-law and Woodland Conservation by-law. The creation of these by-laws mean that if you live within the City of Peterborough you will now need to apply for a permit to injure or destroy trees on your private property.

Since these by-laws can be difficult to understand, we have boiled it down to the key points listed below. The by-laws will effect each project differently depending on the type of tree work to be completed.  The purpose of both By-laws is to regulate the injury (usually pruning) or destruction (usually removal) of healthy trees or woodland in the City. The intent is to ensure the correct pruning of trees by an Arborist, that promotes their long-term health and survival, and, to ensure replacement of healthy trees when they are removed, to ensure the sustainability of the urban forest. The By-laws are not designed to prevent owners from removing healthy trees, when necessary, or pruning trees, when this promotes the health of the tree, and the way this is regulated is through the permitting process.

Tree Conservation Bylaw (17-120)

Tree Removal

  • Permit applications are required for the removal of all trees 15cm or more DBH (diameter at breast height) whether they are healthy, dead, dying or hazardous. It is recommended that an application is made for any tree, as the term is defined in the by-law.
  • There are no permit fees required for the removal of trees determined by the City as dead, dying, diseased, hazardous, or Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infested ash trees.
  • For trees deemed “in a healthy condition”, permit fees are as follows:
    $150 for 1-5 trees
    $300 for 6- 10 trees
    $600 for 11 or more trees
  • Permit fees are not required at the time of application submission. You will be notified if any fees apply to your application.
  • The by-law does not prevent the removal of healthy trees but may condition their replacement through the permitting process.
  • The removal of trees that are deemed “in a healthy condition” may require replacement at the following ratios:
    Trees 15-30cm DBH = 1 tree
    Trees 31-40cm DBH = 2 trees
    Trees 41-50cm DBH= 3 trees
    Trees 50cm+ DBH= 4 trees

Tree Pruning

  • Permit applications are required for pruning (of any kind) for trees 15cm or more DBH.
  • Pruning must be done following Good Aboricultural Practice and undertaken by an Arborist (as both terms are defined in the by-laws).
  • There are no permit fees required for pruning if completed following Good Arboricultural Practice.
  • There are no replacement conditions required for pruning if completed following Good Arboricultural Practice.

Bylaw and Application Form

17-120 – Tree Conservation By-Law
Tree Conservation By-law Application

Woodland Conservation By-law (17-121)

This by-law regulates the injury and or destruction of trees with  7.5cm DBH or more within woodlands (forested area) of 2.47 acres or 1 hectare in size or larger. If a tree is considered dead, dying or hazardous by the City, there is no fee, but a permit must still be obtained. Where a permit fee is applicable, a $300 fee will apply.

Bylaw and Application Form

17-121 – Woodland Conservation By-law
Woodland Conservation By-law Application

How to Apply for a Permit

As the Owner of the property on which the trees are growing, you can apply yourself using the application form found above.
However, we would recommend the following steps for advice on the condition of your tree or woodland and the likely fees and conditions that may apply. Remember that boundary trees (shared by multiple properties) will need the consent of the adjoining landowner before a permit can be issued.

Step 1 – Have an ISA certified Arborist visit your property to discuss your project.
Step 2 – With the assistance of an Arborist fill in the application form and create a map (you can use resources such as the City mapping program).
Step 3 – Email the application to treebylaw@peterborough.ca; drop it off at City hall; or have an Arborist or agent submit it on your behalf.
Step 4  – A City employee will visit your property to look at the trees at question and will respond via email with permit requirements.

For more information regarding the tree bylaw contact treebylaw@peterborough.ca or Phone 705-742-7777 extension 1813 or 1878.

Please note: We have created this synopsis of the by-laws with the information available to us and with the intention of helping you understand the information more easily. We advise you to contact the City of Peterborough Tree By-law department for information on how the by-law specifically affects you and your property.