Our team of arborists, professional foresters and vegetation specialists bring unparalleled experience to tree care while placing the highest value on vegetation health, aesthetics and safety to surrounding infrastructure. Our comprehensive tree and vegetation management services extend to urban forestry, strata complexes, residential areas, parks, commercial developments and utility corridors.
Vegetation maintenance in utility corridors and near powerlines
Residential tree pruning
Hazard tree assessments and removals
Climbing and aerial lift truck pruning and arborist work
Clearing and grubbing
Fuel hazard assessment and abatement
Tree retention assessments and strategies
BC Hydro Transmission Vegetation Management Services – North Shore to Pemberton
Inlailawatash has worked as a preferred vegetation contractor for BC Hydro since 2007. In 2017, Inlailawatash secured an updated and expanded contract to provide all general vegetation management for BC Hydro’s transmission system between North Vancouver and Pemberton, including over 3,900 hectares of utility corridors running through remote forested areas. This work requires Certified Utility Arborists to climb trees and piece them down to ensure they do not fall into transmission lines; chainsaw crews to cut smaller trees growing under transmission lines before they grow into the lines; and mowers on bobcats and excavators to mow down shrubs, blackberries and vegetation encroaching on infrastructure or limiting access.
Buntzen Lake Recreation Area Hazard Tree and Fuel Load Management
Hazard trees pose an increased risk of injuring people or damaging buildings and other property and infrastructure - generally due to age, rot, or loose terrain. At Buntzen Lake Recreation Area, over 500 hazard trees were identified and assessed using International Society of Arboriculture standards. These trees were then removed or reduced to a safe height to promote bird nesting, wildlife use and a healthier ecosystem. Numerous trees required special consideration because of their proximity to buildings, and their safe removal required a mobile crane or bucket truck. Many of the trees were in high-usage areas and maintaining public safety was a priority throughout the project.
Ravenwoods Clearing and Grubbing
Vegetation was cleared from approximately four hectares (ten acres) of land for a new residential development on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Reserve in North Vancouver. Certified Fallers and Utility Arborists worked with excavator operators to clear trees and vegetation, including the removal of stumps, roots and debris. Our work involved adhering to high environmental standards, including minimizing ground disturbance and soil erosion. A large industrial grinder was used to convert green waste into chips, which were used to facilitate erosion and sediment control on site. The clearing site was adjacent to public walking trails and maintaining public safety was a priority throughout the project.
An important priority for Inlailawatash is creating sustainable, skilled careers within Tsleil-Waututh and other local First Nations communities. Through our Vegetation Management program, a number of community members have successfully completed the ITA regulated Certified Utility Arborist apprenticeship program, and several others are in the process of becoming certified.