Phoenix Tree Care
(formerly Wood-Gaines Tree Service)

Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Muskoka
Tel: 416.936.5755


In 1982, while preparing for a Masters in Forestry, I was helping a friend take a branch from a tree in midtown Toronto. Several neighbors, watching were interested in having some work done as well. That is how it all started.

Large tree removal in midtown Toronto.

Since 1982, the company has grown to include all aspects of Arboriculture. Initially, the company was involved solely with residential services. Over the years we have gradually become more involved with commercial companies such as landscape architects, insurance companies, custom home builders, and condominium managers to name a few.

The ability to work with people, analyze the situation, and define the necessary treatments are our strengths. The company has experienced growth through involvement in a number of large projects and acquisitions.


1998 ice storm cleanup for city of Ottawa
  • 1988: purchased the first wood chipper, were able to process the brush on larger jobs and provide a mulch product for tree soil amelioration.
  • 1996: the company has been located at 175 Langstaff Road East in Thornhill. From here we have access to the Greater Toronto Area via the Highway routes 407 to the 400, 404 and the 401.
  • 1998: contracted for brush removal in the Ottawa ice storm at which time we were billeted at the Chateau Laurier.
  • 2004: participated in the Asian Long Horned Beetle eradication program with the City of Toronto

Should you wish to visit the office, please call first for an appointment. Office hours fluctuate with the seasons.