General Tree Work consists of tree and shrub maintenance and removal services. This is where you can find information about pruning, cabling, removals and stump grinding.


General Tree Work consists of tree and shrub maintenance and removal services. This is where you can find information about pruning, cabling, removals and stump grinding.


Trees are a precious commodity in our cities that require long term planning and care. They are living organisms that improve our atmosphere; the air that we breathe and the quality of our neighbourhoods. Trees have always been “green” and will continue to play a vital role in our communities.

Trees are usually trimmed and pruned for one or more of these purposes: safety, health or aesthetics. Regular maintenance, as tree pruning and tree trimming, is important to protect your trees from injury and decline, while ensuring structural safety and proper form.

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  • Improve appearance and shape

  • Prolonging the life of your tree

  • Promote healthy and regulated growth

  • Remove potentially hazardous growth over your roof, eaves, skylights, cars and yards

  • Lower the risk of storm damage by reducing wind resistance and increasing strength

Cohen & Master give you an up-close and personal look at pruning and maintaining mature trees


Cable support systems are a vital part of urban tree care and tree preservation. Cable systems offer an alternative to tree removal or harmful, over-aggressive limb amputation. Cables physically connect opposing sections of the tree canopy, adding tremendous strength to the structure of the tree. Due to the spreading habit of urban trees and the importance of maintaining safety, this type of additional tree support is highly recommended.

  • Cable systems can be constructed with steel or specialized synthetic fibers. An arborist will make carful decisions around the right type of material and the correct location of the cable within the tree canopy. These choices are critical to the success of the system.
Discussion with Geoff on Tree Cabling as part of our Spadina Museum maintenance plan
Tait talks about tree bracing. This method of mechanically supporting the tree can prevent tree failure and preserve your tree for years to come!


Often neglected or improperly pruned or cut are the woody plants: shrubs and hedges.They are an integral part of the landscape framework, around which your sanctuaries are created.

If maintained correctly, shrubs will create interesting colour, foliage, bark, shade and privacy year round. They can help hide the harsh surroundings and unattractive views that may surround us in our urban setting.

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Find out the importance of Pruning & Cutting Hedges


The Toronto arborists of Cohen & Master are committed to the longevity and preservation of urban trees.

However, situations arise when a tree must be removed. A tree may die, become hazardous or have grown in a poor location. A consultation with one of our Arborists will help you determine the best course of action.

Most municipalities have introduced tree preservation by-laws. Our arborists are well informed in the area of tree removal and can advise you accordingly. We interact regularly with these municipalities and can take care of your application to acquire all the necessary permits.

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A discussion with Tait on backyard Tree Removal.
A discussion with Tait on Bucket and Crane Tree Removal


Stump removal is the process of using specialized equipment to grind the stump below ground level.

A stump left behind in the landscape after a tree has been removed can often be troublesome. Sprouting shoots may continue to emerge each spring. The remaining wood can become a sanctuary for pests, disease and decay that has the potential to harm other plant life found withi