Guardian Tree Systems was founded in 1996 and is one of the largest, most advanced providers of tree services in Sarnia-Lambton Area. We’re a family-owned business, representing three generations of tree-industry Raaymakers. Co-founder/owner Mike Raaymaker has more than 35 years in the field and is widely recognized as a leader in the arboriculture community. Mike learned about trees from his father, Martin Raaymaker,
Guardian Tree Systems works with commercial and residential customers in Sarnia and surrounding areas throughout Lambton County. We also assist municipalities in caring for trees on city property as well as local utilities to keep power lines clear of trees.
After storms, we’re always available to do emergency tree removals and debris cleanup. We have a full year-round staff ready to react as soon as the need arises.
We’ve invested in top-of-the-line equipment and technology to best serve our customers. Our fleet includes boom trucks, chippers, stumpers and aerial lifts that allow us to do work as high as 85 feet in the air. If a boom cannot be used, we climb using the most up-to-date techniques and equipment.
We also have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that help us to assess the health of a tree, determine soil composition and more. Having the right equipment ensures we can handle any tree service you may need.
The staff at Guardian Tree Systems is trained to be exceptionally knowledgeable about trees. Our tree care professionals stay current with the newest and most advanced practices for tree services, safety standards and industry innovations.
Our employees in the field go through a two-year, hands-on apprenticeship, working closely with one of our arborists. To obtain certification, our arborists complete 6,000 hours in the trade. Education is a constant at Guardian. Our team is always learning about the most advanced tree rigging practices and equipment as well as annual training on Ariel Bucket rescue and evacuation. In addition, all of our staff is required to keep their First Aid and CPR training updated regularily. We also have various specialists on staff, such as our utility arborists who’ve been trained in power line clearing.
Guardian Tree Systems is a safety-oriented company. We can’t emphasize that enough!
Tree work can be hazardous. Our employees are trained to work safely, following a stated procedure for every task. We don’t take shortcuts. We don’t take chances. Safety is always a priority.
Make sure the tree services company you choose has comprehensive insurance coverage. Guardian Tree Systems carries $5 million in liability insurance, which covers our vehicles and customers against any damage. Fortunately, in all our years of business we’ve never had to use it. All our employees have WSIB coverage.