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Just writing to let you know what an amazing job your crew did on our hedges. Clean up was absolutely amazing and the neighbours are already talking about the great job and how great they look. Julia - Toronto

Meet Our Team

We are passionate about and committed to caring for urban forests and individual trees

First-class tree care service can only be provided by knowledgeable, experienced, and certified professionals. The Shady Lane team features highly skilled professionals and trained personnel who are dedicated to preserving and caring for one of the largest and most important living organisms on Earth: trees.

Our organization is proud to be a longtime member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and one of the founders of the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association (OCAA). Our ISA-certified arborists and trained horticulturists and groundskeepers work year-round to provide our clients with the exemplary arboricultural care and maintenance services they expect. 

Get to know our people, and read about their industry experiences and qualifications:


Jonathan

Owner, Operator, Certified Arborist

As Shady Lane’s senior manager and second-generation owner since 1995 who oversees all aspects of this family run business, Jonathan’s in-depth arboricultural expertise is deeply rooted in hands-on experience. He is an ISA-certified arborist, a certified crane operator, and a former president and current board member of the Ontario Commercial Arborist Association. Jonathan holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, and a BBA in sustainable business practices from the College of the Rockies in Kootenay, B.C.

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Ben

ISA Certified Aborist

An integral member of Shady Lane’s team for over a decade, Ben holds a 0 – 8 Mobile Crane Operator certificate from the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, and a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certificate. In addition to being Workplace First Aid and CPR certified by the Canadian Red Cross, Ben holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto.

 


Allan

Arborist

With more than 17 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients, Allan is an ISA-certified arborist, and a certified bucket, crane, and skid steer operation who specializes in advanced rigging and large crane tree removals, tree maintenance, and planting. He holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto where he is also an arboriculture course instructor. Allan also holds a BPHE from the University of New Brunswick.


Tom

Operations Manager

An ISA-certified arborist and Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certified from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto, Tom has more than 15 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients. 


 

Mark V.

Head of Sales and Site Supervisor

Mark is a seasoned ISA-certified arborist with close to 30 years’ experience serving Shady Lane’s clients. He is responsible for overseeing the organization’s sales department, is a worksite crew supervisor, and a consultant with extensive knowledge in tree care, and landscape architecture for both residential properties and golf courses. Mark holds several professional certifications including those from the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association of Ontario, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association, and the Pacific Northwest chapter of the ISA for Tree Risk Assessments. He also holds an Urban Arboriculture Tree Care certificate from the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto.


Nick K

ISA Certified Aborist

Nick joined Shady Lane's team in 2013. He is a qualified arborist and in addition holds a 0 – 8 Mobile Crane Operator certificate from the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association, as well has Workplace First Aid and CPR certified by the Canadian Red Cross.


Dean S  

Plant Health Care Supervisor

Dean has been an integral part of Shady Lane's plant health care team since 2015. He is an ISA Certified Arborist. He holds a 0 – 8 Mobile Crane Operator certificate from the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association. Workplace First Aid and CPR certified by the Canadian Red Cross.


Corey M

ISA Certified Arborist

Since 2012 Corey has been a part of Shady Lane's team. With a brief hiatus working in Vancouver, BC. He is an ISA Certified Arborist. He holds a 0 – 8 Mobile Crane Operator certificate from the Ontario Infrastructure Health & Safety Association. Workplace First Aid and CPR certified by the Canadian Red Cross.


We’ve been proudly serving communities across the Greater Toronto Area and York Region for more than 35 years. See the municipalities and areas we serve.