Tip Top Tree Service Ltd is a locally owned and operated company, with a passion for arboriculture and a commitment to both performance and safety. Our team of arborists have the knowledge, skills and equipment to meet the tree care needs of all our residential, commercial and municipal clients.

We pride ourselves on our customer service, and will work diligently to ensure the results meet or exceed your expectations. From beginning to end – free initial quote to site clean up – we guarantee the work is tailored to your individual needs.

Our free consultations are conducted by ISA-certified arborists, so you can rest assured your trees are in capable, qualified hands. Our staff also hold ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualifications (TRAQ) which promotes the safety of both people and property. Our emergency response service is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Tip Top Tree Service Ltd is registered and in good standing with WorkSafe BC and carries commercial general liability insurance. We are happy to provide you with proof of both our WCB coverage and insurance.

We respect trees and our aim is always to leave as little footprint as possible. To this end, we use environmentally conscious techniques, such as spurless climbing, proper pruning procedures and eco-oil in riparian areas and upon request.

Community values are important to us. We have undertaken volunteer work to remove unsafe trees for a not-for-profit kids camp – a service we will continue to provide each year. We feel privileged to supply work experience to students of horticulture/arboriculture. And we offer free wood chips as an alternative to bark mulch.

Our fleet of tree pruning and removal equipment includes bucket trucks, chippers and stump grinders – and along with our knowledge of advanced rigging techniques, Tip Top Tree Service Ltd is equipped with everything necessary to meet your tree care needs.

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ISA Certified Arborists

Choosing an ISA-certified arborist means you’ll receive quality service from experts who are knowledgeable about tree care. To become ISA-certified an arborist must have accomplished a high degree of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through a minimum of three years industry experience and by passing a comprehensive theory examination. Continuing education units are required to maintain certification, guaranteeing that arborists remain updated on the latest arboriculture techniques. You can trust in our knowledgeable and experienced certified arborists at Tip Top Tree Service Ltd.

Check out Riley Gray’s ISA Credentials


I would give Tip Top a 5 star rating. Took care of everything very effectively and efficiently. And they did a great clean up job afterwards. Nice guys!
We received a referral from our landscaper to the services of Tip Top Tree Ltd and were pleasantly surprised by how quickly Riley contacted us to come on-site to estimate our project requirements. He provided us with a written estimate of the work his crew would perform which met our schedule with a written agreement to proceed...We would happily recommend Tip Top Tree Service to others who are considering having arborists work on a similar project on property.
Professional all the way! You can tell, they know their stuff. Used them twice already. Very impressed with their skill, knowledge and response. Their prices are reasonable. I have been recommending them to everyone that asks.
Tip Top Tree Service came to Galiano Island on the date they said they would and removed large trees, both on rock cliffs. It was difficult work but they did a very professional job and did not waste any time completing the list of work we had for them. They come with a bucket truck with excellent reach and a monstrous chipper, so all that is left is firewood and a pile of chips that we can spread around the property. Our house is no longer at risk for big trees coming down on it and our view is even better. I would gladly hire them again.
We couldn’t be happier. The quote was very competitive, they arrived on time and knew what they were doing. Site cleanup was impeccable and we really appreciated Riley’s suggestions. I have no hesitation in recommending Tip Top and will use them again.
We have used them 4 times now and wouldn’t even consider calling anyone else. They have been reliable, courteous and even offered ideas on how we could reduce our cost. Great company.
Wow!!! I was very pleased with Tip Top Tree Service. The men were very competent, hard working , and experienced. They really knew how to cut huge branches from tall fir trees in a safe manner. They also did amazing work on my overgrown maples and really cleaned up the monkey puzzle tree. When they were finished they cleaned up any debris. The gardens looked so much better than when they arrived. I am very happy and will hire them again.
We had a very old cherry tree in our yard that needed to be removed, but without doing damage to the surrounding garden or the power wires. Riley and his crew did an excellent job, and even trimmed another tree that was starting to cover the power wires. We were very pleased with the service provided. We would highly recommend them to anyone needing expert tree removal.
I have had the good fortune of having Tip Top Tree Service attend to my tree maintenance needs twice in the last year. On both occasions, communication from the quote to the end of the job was excellent. Riley and his team are professional, considerate and always ensure the work is fully completed. They work very efficiently, do a great clean up and follow through on all the work that is requested. I don't hesitate for a second to highly recommend Tip Top and in fact, I hopefully will have them back for a large tree removal project once approved by the Municipality.
My husband and I were most impressed and amazed at the speed and skill Riley demonstrated removing several trees on our property. The cleanup with the chipper was not only fast but fantastic! We are more than pleased with the whole experience and will be happy to recommend Tip Top Tree Service to our family, friends and neighbours. Thank you again Riley for a job well done!