Ladybug Arborists specializes in tree care and providing educational information to our customers for the best long-term results. By adjusting some of their personal practices–such as watering volumes and frequency–they add to the success of the tree health care program.

When choosing an arborist you should ask these questions:

  • Will you be getting a high quality of service?
  • Can they accurately identify the trees on your site?
  • Does the price include clean-up and disposal?
  • Do they have certification, licenses, WCB and insurance coverage?

We combine our formal training and experience to “How Can We Help Your Trees Today?” and to preserve trees for both our clients and future generations. We have many clients who have entrusted us with the care of the trees for many years.  This is possible through the development of trust, reliability, and our commitment to their tree care but keeping up to date on threats and making them aware of them.

There is no substitute for experience. Books, science and constant learning are important but good judgment only comes from blending the right training with time working in trees and evaluating the results. Without that combination of training and experience, you may be doing a disservice to your trees.

The foundation of our business philosophy is on preserving and improving the health of the urban forest. To ensure the health, structural integrity, and vigour of your trees, we WILL NOT shear evergreen trees, and we WILL NOT top trees. We will, however, provide you with a list of suitable alternatives.


Owner/operator Maureen Sexsmith-West has been working in tree care since 1996 and is a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as well as an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and a Qualified Tree Appraiser. Maureen can offer clients a number of services to help you better care for your trees and shrubs. Whether it is pruning, insect and disease diagnostics for sick trees, or a tree appraisal for insurance or home pricing purposes, we can be of assistance.

Following the standards of the tree care industry, as described by the ISA, the Tree Care Industry of America, and more, Ladybug Arborists will ensure your trees are as happy and healthy as possible.

The Mission of Ladybug Arborists is to improve the health, safety and enjoyment of landscape plants in the urban setting by utilizing proven cultural solutions and environmentally sound approaches.