Pruning Project

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project is proud to present our pruning social enterprise project , “Fruit Tree Pruning with ISA arborist Todd Barisky”. Partial proceeds will go to support The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project.

The details, in brief:

  • A professional pruning service with competitive rates.
  • The better maintained your tree, the more bountiful your harvest!
  • Have our professional Arborist visit your fruit trees this season!
    To book your free consultation and arrange a quote, please fill out the contact form below.

Todd Barisky

“Todd did an amazing job! Our tree is much healthier and happier!” – Andrea (one of the project’s first clients)

About Todd Barisky:

I have been a practicing Arborist since 2007. I received a diploma in Arboriculture Apprenticeship at Humber College in Toronto, and I am also certified with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

In my view, tree pruning is a form of art; Skilled arborists are equipped both with the knowledge of optimal tree health and the imagination to craft aesthetically pleasing and durable specimen. Every tree is unique and grows in response to its environmental conditions. Mindful pruning encourages trees to develop stronger branching, yield a hardy fruit crop, and help to minimize tree defects and diseases. This is the kind of pruning I use to guide trees to grow towards their optimum form.

Todd in a tree

Todd pruning a tree, up high

Many trees in the urban landscape suffer from improper pruning. When a tree has been haphazardly pruned, the tree’s future health is at stake. It is possible in some cases to restore poorly pruned and damaged trees, however nothing compares to responsible and mindful tree care from the start of a tree’s life. To achieve best results, it is always advisable to seek assistance from a certified professional Arborist.

“Our little trees look wonderful and have been transformed from looking wild, dark and heavy to being light, airy and beautifully shaped. Todd did an incredible job and at a price we could afford. We could not be happier with the outcome and plan to continue to use your service to maintain their health. Adding an arborist to your team was an important next step to your project and one that I am sure will be of great benefit in the long term to both its further development and sustainability. Once again, many many thanks to the Fruit Tree Project and of course, to Todd!” – Jane

“I’m so pleased with the work you did. The pear tree is so happy – lighter and lifted. You did a great job in pruning branches and clearing up. Thank you.” – Georgia
“Thank you, Todd, for your engaging and respectful teaching style! I appreciated how you asked thoughtful questions, succinctly taught a few key lessons and shared the responsibility of pruning with our grade 4 and 5 students.” – Lea , Vancouver elementary school parent
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