Triple A Tree has been cooling things down (along with the weather...) but we haven't forgotten about your trees! Call or email us today before we put the chainsaws away and shine up our skis for the winter!
An arborist is a specialized tradesperson trained in the care of trees. Arborists work around the world to help trees live better, and manage forests in urban & rural settings. Arborists play a vital role in managing trees to ensure that people can live in harmony with these amazing woody plants that we need to live. Triple A Tree is pleased to be based in both Canmore, AB and Golden, BC: serving the Canadian Rockies and beyond. We have worked jobs in Bragg Creek, Brisco, Calgary, Canmore, Cochrane, Elkford, Fernie, Field, Golden, Invermere, Kananaskis, Kaslo, Lake Louise, Millarville, Nordegg, Radium Hot Springs, and Red Deer. We will bid on and travel to jobs anywhere within a 500+ km radius; reasonable travel rates may apply.
At Triple A Tree we are passionate about trees and wild spaces, and sustainably managing both for future generations.
We offer the following professional services:
We are a growing business, based in both Canmore & Golden. We grew up in the Rockies: work hard, play hard, & love the mountains and our community. We have managed trees from Canmore to Williams Lake, from Revelstoke to Pincher Creek. We have even helped transplant palm trees in Mexico! Our work takes us traveling often, and may find us near you. We offer affordable and competitive out-of-town travel rates so email Triple A Today. If we are currently servicing your town travel fees may be waived. Triple A Tree has worked many jobs in both Provincial & National Parks, and can acquire any permits or licences required to meet our clients needs.
Triple A is insured for over two million for general contractor's liability. We also hold comprehensive tailor-made coverages for tree service company operations as covered by ArborGuard Canada. Triple A Tree is registered and insured with both Alberta WCB and WorkSafe BC, ensuring all our people are covered on the job. We hold 2023 business licences for Banff, Canmore, and Golden BC.
We have over 19 years in safe forestry & work-at-heights related training, courses, and on-the-job skills. Our crew are all seasoned forestry and climbing professionals - with decades of combined experience assessing, climbing, cutting, and falling big timber. We stand by and guarantee all of our services - we aren't happy unless you're happy. We'll find the people and resources to get 'er done.
We took the time to complete a rigorous apprenticeship under a well-respected arboriculture company and are operated by a qualified and certified ISA Arborist, Andrew Adamson, no. PR-5223A. Triple A is a professional member of the ISA, and we complete continuing education & training to stay on top of our game. All employees are trained to the highest standard of care - certified in first aid, aerial rescue, rope rigging, and chain saw safety.
We evaluate trees near to your home that have an imminent threat to your property, your house, or your neighbours. Big or small, we assess, climb, & cut them all. Technical rope rigging and dismantling the tree down in tight quarters - with safety at the top of our minds, on every last job.
Urban trees need to be pruned. Ideally at a young age and over several seasons to ensure maximum vitality and desired growth shape. Pruning removes dead wood, increases airflow, gives more sun to your yard, reduces threat to your home in a storm, and stimulates new growth.
Remember that huge pile of old branches from last summer that your partner has been nagging you all year to dispose of? Maybe a landscaping project needs some mulch or topsoil delivered? Perhaps you just have some junk that needs to hit the dump! Whatever it is, our 14x7 Load Trail heavy duty dump trailer is up to the task.
No one wants this to happen, but Mother Nature is a cruel mistress at times. We will clean up storm damage and pull trees off your house whilst minimizing any additional damage to your property. We can even put you in touch with a good roofing crew.
Want to plant a new tree but not sure what or where on your property? We'll help select the site, species, and size that is best for you! Learn to pick out healthy saplings with a strong apical leader that will produce a healthy adult tree. Triple A recommends all tree planting occur in the spring, and shall only offer warranty on trees planted before July 1st of each year.
Contractual climbing/rigging using modern & best-practice arboricultural techniques. Operate a tree/forestry business, and your bucket truck is down? Too many jobs to cover? Not confident in climbing trees and working at heights? Triple A Tree has ACMG and ISA trained work-at-heights professionals here to serve you.
- Danger tree assessment and falling for Alberta Parks campground operators and general contractors in Kananaskis Country.
- Danger tree falling for Trans Canada Highway twinning in Yoho National Park.
- Large danger tree assessment and removal for the District of Elkford, BC.
- Large-scale Hwy 3 municipal clearance-pruning operations, City of Fernie, BC.
- Mature danger tree consulting and removal operations, Moraine Lake Lodge, Lake Louise, AB.
- Municipal creek debris assessment and removal, Town of Canmore, AB.
- Advanced Danger Tree rigging and removal, Emerald Lake Lodge, Field, BC.
- Danger tree assessment and removal at backcountry campground sites in Alberta for Girl Guides of Canada.
- Large danger tree removal and clearance pruning operations for EMCON, major BC highways maintenance contractor.
- Forest glading (thinning) operations for multiple ski-industry clients: Icefall Lodge, Mustang Powder, Stellar Heli Skiing, K3 Catski, Cariboo Snowcat Skiing and others.
- Large-scale acreage service for various clients: production pruning, landscape design, and tree removals. Complex tree removals from difficult sites; i.e mature trees growing through decks over homes, trees over piers and water, close proximity to power lines., broken, hung-up, and hazardous trees.
- Utility-line clearing for rural businesses and home-owners.
- Best-practice fire-smart programs for rural clients.
- Dozens of urban clients served with tree assessments, consultations, pruning, cabling (support structure installs) and removals.
- Urban landscape design and tree-planting consultations and installations.
"Andy and Simon were a great team to work with. They tackled a big job safely and efficiently. Highly recommend their services."
- Lorne & Sue, Golden, BC
"Quality work with no compromise in safety. Very impressed with the quick work Andy and Henry made of two mature 60-70ft+ Douglas Fir trees.
-Sheldon, Golden BC
"Excellent job. Reliable, and professional. Easy to work with. We took down 6 miserable trees. Highly recommend this crew."
- Mike & Elaine, Spillimacheen, BC
"So happy that Andy has moved into town and is taking care of all the forlorn trees out there (including ours). Great job in trimming our crazy maple/willow and taking down the 60' tall spruce tree. See you again next year for the backyard trees..."
- Brenda, Golden, BC
"Strongly recommended! Triple A was recommended to me via word of mouth here in Golden. Andy promptly came and give me a reasonable quote and then scheduled the work for the following week. He did a great job on a number of trees for me including the removal of two large trees close to the house. The customer service and professionalism inspired confidence that was well deserved."
- Ben - Golden, BC
"Andy is an educated and safe working arborist that is a pleasure to work with."
- Rob, Pine & Pillar Landscape Construction, Canmore, AB
"Triple A changed the entire feel of my backyard! They explained why my trees needed to be manicured in a particular fashion to maintain the integrity and vitality of the tree while allowing more natural light into my space. I was given realistic expectations of how the trees would look within that summer as well as moving forward. I would recommend them based on the quality of service, the speed of labor and the competitive prices!"
- Kendra - Canmore, AB
"Andy thanks for your work at our campground and race site in 2017. You were great to work with and made short work falling some complicated danger trees."
- Chuck - Alberta Whitewater Association, Kananaskis, AB
"I hired Andy to take care of a couple big trees near my house - the kind that I was not comfortable falling myself! He was very professional, friendly and helpful. He did a great job, and for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend his services."
- Jason - Golden, BC
"They are very reputable. I used their services last fall and was extremely pleased with their work. They left the yard well cleaned and bucked the fallen trees to requested length and stacked them in a neat tidy pile."
- Doedy - Radium HotSprings, BC
"Andy pruned our big tree as well as a few small ones, removed a few unruly shrubs and gave us great advice on looking after the trees in our yard. He was efficient and hard working and took care of cleaning up all the branches afterwards. One of our trees in particular is so beautiful now, it's really gracefully shaped and it was one we were thinking of taking out. I can't wait to watch it grow over the next few years. We highly recommend Andy at Triple A Tree Services."
- Alanna & Scott - Cochrane, AB
"It was a pleasure to have Triple A Tree Services help us remove problem trees in our yard. We had a large tree that was threatening our house and the neighbours on either side. I’m a DIY person and not quick to hire people to come do work that I think I can do on my own, but even I recognized that this was out of my league. Triple A Tree services' in depth knowledge of arborist techniques allowed them to remove my tree promptly, safely, and eliminated the risk of damage to property. They made the process painless for me and left the yard cleaner than when they arrived. I will happily bring them back for any future arborist needs."
- Chris & Darcie-Lyn - Golden, BC
"Triple A Tree completely removed three problem trees and pruned four others; reducing obstructions in an efficient, safe and professional manner at a cost affordable for our not-for–profit organization. Best of all, when completed, the site was fully cleaned, leaving no residue or incomplete work to burden our dedicated staff and volunteers. Much appreciation for a good job, well done!"
- Jim - Deer Park United Church, Calgary, AB
"We would highly recommend Andrew and his crew. Very professional, safe, and did an amazing job of clean up! Thank you again! "
- J & B - Cochrane, AB
"Great to deal with and got my trees taken down quickly and for the quoted price! Price was more reasonable than the other companies I called."
- Johnathan - Exshaw, AB
"Andy, Maarten and Austin did an excellent job for us taking down several dead and problem trees. They also removed an old rotten woodpile and left the place looking better than ever. Would not hesitate recommending these guys for jobs in the Bow Valley or Golden area."
- Graeme - Canmore, AB
"Andy and Maarten were very prompt, on time, and ready to work. They made great suggestions but followed my tree pruning vision. They were easy to negotiate with and very accurate with their estimate. They worked very hard and even blew all the needles off my roof when done. I highly recommend their professional service(s)."
-Usri, Banff - AB
"Reliable and knowledgeable. We found having Triple A Tree look after some very large fir trees a very satisfying experience and have hired them repeatedly. Highly recommended."
- Juanita - Invermere, BC
"Andrew is great. He is very knowledgeable, and took the time to explain to me (as a customer) what should be done. I was clear where my cash was being spent. He also took the time and trouble to follow up on the work, not to mention deal with all of the red tape that was involved as my property is in Banff and the National Park."
- Suzanne - Banff, AB
"Triple A Tree Service is very professional and puts the effort to ensuring the job is done safely and efficiently."
- Lisa - Cowboy Trail Tree Service, Calgary, AB
Triple A Tree shall inspect all trees and/or vegetation on-site to deliver a quote for suggested work. Final price may be negotiable. Triple A Tree cannot guarantee rates based on photographs or second hand information. Ask us about our hourly rates!
Quoted prices will vary by size, species, and location of tree, including proximity to any hazards including but not limited to power lines, vehicles, rooflines, yard structures, gardens, garages, sheds, ornamental landscapes, etc. We can also estimate hours needed and bill by the hour. Ask about our hourly rates!
Inspections may also include some work that is billable by the hour; i.e. Danger Tree inspections / Tree Health consultations.
All quotes are free of charge whether the client accepts the work to be performed or not. Upon verbal and/or written acceptance of a quote, the client shall accept and assume all of Triple A Tree Service policies and payment agreement. Depending on your job, we may require 25-50% of the accepted quote to be paid in advance before tree care operations begin.
Bas is a past full time, now part time crew member in the Columbia Valley. Bas has a deep passion for building bike trails, fixing bikes, and making the wood chips fly on big timber. He is an experienced rigger on mountain industrial projects - installing lift towers and other big heavy things. We are stoked to have him on the team. A long time Golden local but Quebecois transplant, Bas crushes tree work as hard as he crushes steep bike trails. We'd love if he quit his other job and came back to climb trees with us on the reg!
Crew member. Henry is our lead hand in the Columbia valley. Living in Golden the past 10 years, he is an experienced brusher, ski-run glader, and wild-land firefighter. Henry is an apprentice BC ticketed tree faller, and is working towards his full certification. He is stoked to add tree climbing to his resume, and we are happy to have him. Henry loves skiing and coaching at Kicking Horse Mountain, and sending it in the backcountry with his homies, often whilst ski-jouring behind his sled dogs.
Climbing arborist. Austin hails from the vast tree & river filled land that is Edmonton. A ski patroller in winter, Austin spends much of his time climbing and skiing in the mighty Rockies. A talented rock climber, he now crushes routes of all kinds, and is a certified ACMG rock guide. A man of few words, Austin will impress you with his fluid movement and his ninja-like rope tricks whilst climbing trees or mountains. Austin has also served on Alberta Wildfire, taking his chainsaw skills to the next level.
Crew member. Liam loves trees, classical piano, cats, fencing, and on-line gaming of various kinds. He serves us with his strong ground-man (groundie) skills on jobs in Calgary and area. Liam always shows up on time, works hard, and often entertains us with his eclectic commentary on the art of piano tuning or his favourite cat food. What can we say? If you love trees as much as we do, you might be kinda weird. Liam is faithfully mastering the clove hitch, Yosemite bowline, and alpine butterfly - our favourite knots.
Gregg is our newest crew member on the east side of the Rockies. We mostly hired him for his superior reaching ability. Then we found his laid back, charming yet hard working and customer-focused attitude was a great fit for Triple A . When not learning the tree life ropes, Gregg can be found slaying waves in his kayak on local rivers, and dieseling around in Snow-Cats up at Sunshine Village when the snow flies.
Apprentice climber and arborist. Mat is our newest apprentice arborist. Joining us from Quebec by way of Fernie, Mat is learning the ropes and sending trees left and right. Mat moved to Golden because he heard how awesome the skiing and biking was. A real go getter, he sought out an apprenticeship at Triple A Tree. Mat is a master of trailer life, and is custom modifying his own tiny home. When not up a tree you may find him peddling his bike up, riding it down, or climbing some rocks near you.
Crew leader. Maarten is a dynamic red-haired Dutchman that hangs his hat in the quiet Rockies hamlet of Exshaw. He climbs ice, rocks, and trees heinously hard, usually with an infectious grin on his face. When he finds time from his busy ACMG guiding and North-Face sponsored athlete schedule, Maarten can be found climbing some trees with us. Maarten holds a post-secondary certificate in Forest and Nature Management from the Netherlands. Once Maarten discovered how much fun climbing trees with a chainsaws is, he threatened to give up rock climbing.
Sub-contractor. 'Henners' is a true woodsman: hailing from Fernie, BC, he co-founded BackCountry Trail Experts, a professional & legendary trail building company. Triple A often calls on Henry for his advanced tree falling skills; his ingenuity and hard work is un-matched in the woods or on the trail. When not falling massive trees or pack-rafting with his mountain bike, Henry can be found free-heeling huge lines in Alaska or shredding local bike trails, maybe somewhere near you.
Crew member. From the tree-laden lands of Ontario, Sasha came west in search of tree-laden mountains, and she found them. Sasha joined us a couple years back and we love her zesty hard-work and sassy quips. She is apprenticing part-time for Triple A whilst serving the public good full-time as a professional member of the Parks Canada wild-fire management team. Sasha keeps busy climbing rocks around the world, so it's usually hard to find her and get her up a tree.
Sub-contractor. Simon is a home-grown Fernie lad with a zest for big trees, and deep, dark woods. Simon grew up in the mountains and in the trees and is a CAGC fully-ticketed faller. We call him onto jobs in BC when we need some big wood laid down. When he's not running around the woods packing a Stihl 661 or 500i, you might find Simon ripping on his bike, shredding on skis, or lounging in his camper, Elk Valley Style. Simon loves the Humboldt, his favourite falling cut.
Crew member. A hard-working member of the Sunshine Village Snow Safety team, Alex is a smooth and confident climber and saw operator. Alex has worked brushing and glading operations for ski areas, and is stoked to advance his skills in urban and wild-land forestry. We are happy to have him on the team occasionally but now that he is apprenticing to be a helicopter pilot, he is hard to keep on the ground.
Owner Operator. Andy has been a lover of trees since a young age, growing up in the Rockies. He learned to cut wood in the beautiful back lands of David Thompson Country, Alberta. For eighteen years he has served various forestry operations in Alberta & BC; working hard as a tree-planter, log peeler, trail builder, machine operator, pile burner, hut builder, wild-land & mountain firefighter, ski-run glader, tree faller, arborist, wilderness guide, and all-star bushwhacker. Andy has been an avid rock and ice climber since his youth, and has found magic in combining these two skill sets. He loves delivering great customer service, working with folks that give 'er, and going on adventures in the mountains with rad people.
We are excited to serve our customers, so feel free to call or email during normal business hours.
Triple A Tree - Helping you love your trees better!
Proudly serving the Canadian Rockies; based in Canmore AB and Golden BC.
Ph: (250) 344-7944 (Andy cell)
Open weekdays from 0800 to 1800 hrs (8 AM - 6 PM MST). Sat/Sun by appointment only,