Arborist Services in Vernon, Kelowna & Kamloops BC
Pine Valley Tree Service and Landscaping has grown into a family of reliable, expert professionals. Our services include hazardous tree removal, 24/7 emergency availability, tree pruning and shaping and utility arborist services designed to keep our power lines safe and intact.
We have over 40 years of experience and the certifications needed to serve our communities on a highly skilled professional level. We have developed a reputation for reliable service as we continue to work throughout southwest BC on the beautiful trees and shrubs that define our coastal and interior zones.
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In 1982, when Larry Kwak was 13 years old, he started working part-time for his dad’s tree service company in Abbotsford. He chipped branches, tree limbs and foliage that the climbers cut down. By 16, he was one of the climbers — working with his dad after school and developing what would be a life-long passion for trees. More than 40 years later, he is still climbing while he runs a large tree services business, Pine Valley Tree Service and Landscaping.
And just as he worked with his dad, his son Ryan is part of Larry’s business, acting as his dad’s second-in-command and the company’s head general foreman. The family participation in the business does not end there. Larry’s wife is his partner and helps run the company. His daughter works there too, along with an uncle and aunt who run the stump machines. “Yeah, it’s definitely a family business,” says Larry, who said he wants to retire, but not just yet.
The company started in Kamloops in 2008. Pine Valley Tree Services and Landscaping has become the premier tree services company in central BC – providing clients with dependable, reputable and honest service in addressing their tree care needs. The company has now expanded to Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna.
Staffed by a “family” of reliable, expert professionals, Pine Valley’s services include removal of hazardous trees due to wildfires or disease, tree pruning and shaping, and utility arborist services designed to keep power lines safe and intact. They offer including 24/7 emergency services response.
In addition to residential services, the company also works with municipalities, school districts and other institutional clients, as well as commercial clients such as property management companies, B.C. Parks and TELUS. Larry Kwak says his 25-person staff is kept very busy serving between 5,000 and 6,000 clients a year.
Part of the service Pine Valley offers is also educational. Teaching the public about tree care is important, because proper preventative maintenance will not only extend the life of a tree but also save money in the long run if it helps avoid an expensive removal later.
Because of the importance of getting that information out to the public — especially in the dry climate of the BC Southern Interior, Pine Valley includes a series of blog posts on its website that talk about various aspects of tree maintenance and the importance of trees to the environment.
At this time of year, one maintenance tips Larry Kwak gives is the importance of not only giving trees plenty of water but also fertilizing them a few times a year to help maintain their health and growth. “A lot of people don’t water their trees enough and most don’t think about fertilizing them,” he says. When people water their lawns near trees, the grass tends to absorb most of the water. So, it’s important to provide enough water to help sustain the tree too. If it is a large tree or a number of trees, that can mean more water than one may think.
As certified arborists, Larry and his managers Ryan or Nathaniel can also advise about the health of trees – they are trained to identify tree species and know about their specific management needs.
With its expansion to Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna, Pine Valley is bringing its expertise to the central Okanagan. Give Pine Valley Tree Services and Landscaping a call at the Kamloops office (778-362-3230) or toll-free at 1-888-778-3230) or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The locations, hours of business, telephone numbers and other information for Kelowna (250-801-8405), Vernon (250-241-1704), and Salmon Arm (250-241-1704), are available on the website, in addition to reference materials on tree care.
Fully Insured WCB Coverage
Powerlines are dangerous and you should never try to remove overgrowth without the help of a professional. Our certified utility arborists work alongside municipalities and individual homeowners to keep branches and debris clear from power lines and remove dangerous debris after storms. As part of our fleet, we use 60 ft bucket truck lifts for a fast and safe alternative to climbing. For removal of tree limbs and tree falling, contact us to hire one of our certified fallers.
Certified Utility Arborists
Property aesthetics combined with our extensive knowledge of landscaping make our team the perfect choice for strata managers, individuals and contractors. We work with you from initial consultations to planting and the final cleanup for the vitality and health of your trees and shrubs. We are available 24/7 for storm cleanups and hazardous tree removal that keeps our communities safe.
Fruit Tree Pruning & Spraying
Pruning and spraying BC’s fruit trees to control insect infestations and mildew facilitates our abundant crops. Whether you need your backyard trees pruned, or need to develop an action plan for a new orchard, give us a call and we will connect you with one of our certified arborists.
Pine Valley Tree Service and Landscaping is proud to offer complete landscaping services to Kamloops and all surrounding areas within a two-hour driving radius, Vernon, Kelowna, Hope, Agassiz, Mission, and Aldergrove areas. Our tree service is prompt, reliable, and courteous and we are proud to work for our BC communities.
Fully Insured WCB Coverage
Certified Utility Arborists, Arborists & Fallers
40 Years of Experience
15% Off All Services (until Feb 15, 2022)