I have a holistic, tree-friendly approach, gained through decades of hands-on work. Many times, trees know what they are about and how to live their lives. The wrong tree planted in the wrong place, answered with a chain saw, is not a win/win solution.

Most times, supplying enough water and careful pruning, especially dead-wooding, is all that trees need. Dead-wooding is a major health boost, allowing the tree to close up wounds much more quickly than the natural process of letting them rot off. With fewer infection sites, the tree stays healthier.

Pruning can be many things, from the light touch of showing off the tree’s natural form to regularly pruned trees such as espalier and bonsai. These ancient arts can supply beauty and interest to a garden. There is also a very practical side to pruning. When it is thoughtfully performed, house, garage, wires, and sidewalk clearances, can disappear or fade into the background rather than being an eyesore.

Services I Perform

  • Pruning of all small and medium trees (fruit tree size), and all shrubs, roses too.
  • Bonsai-style pruning and Espalier
  • Tree repair, using bolts and cables to repair cracked trunks
  • Consultations
  • Pruning lessons, one-on-one in your garden. Learn the secrets to beautiful healthy trees; you can do it yourself.
  • Caring, informed work on your plants

Services I Do Not Perform

  • No hedges
  • No tree removal
  • No spraying
  • No topping
  • No work on commercial or construction sites; gardens and yards only
  • No legal advice
  • No shaping, no formal shaping of the entire tree

Where I work

Calgary has grown into a immense city and it is impossible for me to get to all corners. Now located in west Bowness, I have had to limit the zones I work in. Roughly my northern limit is the ring road east to Beddington Trail, south on Deerfoot to Glenmore Trail and back around into the northwest.

This is not cut in stone, and every day I help people who live far outside my work zone by looking at their pictures.

Services I Perform

  • Pruning of all small and medium trees, and all shrubs, roses too.
  • Bonsai-style pruning and Espalier
  • Tree repair, using bolts and cables to repair cracked trunks
  • Consultations
  • Pruning lessons, one-on-one in your garden. Learn the secrets to beautiful healthy trees; you can do it yourself.
  • Caring, informed work on your plants

Services I Do Not Perform

  • No hedges
  • No tree removal
  • No spraying
  • No topping
  • No work on commercial or construction sites; gardens and yards only
  • No legal advice
  • No shaping, no formal shaping of the entire tree

Where I work

Calgary has grown into a immense city and it is impossible for me to get to all corners. Now located in west Bowness, I have had to limit the zones I work in. Roughly my northern limit is the ring road east to Beddington Trail, south on Deerfoot to Glenmore Trail and back around into the northwest.

This is not cut in stone, and every day I help people who live far outside my work zone by looking at their pictures.


Contact the Tree Whisperer for an arborist consultation session.

Minimum $200 fee for pruning or consultation

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Kevin normally responds the same day.

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