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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.