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Professional Arborist Services for Calgary since 2016

About Us

Quality Work For a Fair Price on Tree Services

At Stubborn Stump Grinding and Tree Care, we provide a comprehensive range of services to meet all of your tree service needs. Our team consists of Calgary arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and skilled tree care experts who stay updated on the latest industry best practices. This ensures that we are always equipped with the knowledge and skills to do what is best for your trees, and to maximize their health and beauty.

With our focus on customer satisfaction and our dedication to delivering exceptional results, you can trust us to take care of all of your tree service needs. Contact us today to learn more about our arborists services and to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced professionals.

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Over 10 years of experience on various tree service equipment and tree care practices. We plan the work and work the plan.


Certified arborist and Professional tree service experts are used to help delivery the services you need.


We follow up to date generally accepted industry standards for tree care practices. We use the right tools for the job.


What Our Clients Have To Say

Great experience and service, I highly recommend Stubborn Stump.It’s a great family operation. We have used them over the past 2 years for our trees care and a stump removal and he’ always been very professional, meticulous and does a clean job. Thanks Stubborn Stumps!

Jessica Dingman

Great experience having are stump removed 😊 thanks again for the prompt service and happy attitude, during these tuff times, I can now enjoy our yard without the massive stump I've stared at for 6 years!

Megan M.

Stubborn Stumps were great! Very professional, showed up on time and did a fabulous job. Super knowledgeable and really think about the health of the tree along with shaping natural yet artistic to blend with the landscaping. Job well done!

Casey Roe

Stubborn Stumps did a great job removing 2 poplar stumps we had. The customer service and the price were the best. Thanks guys!

Lynn Strocen

A positive experience from start to finish! Hard working, professional, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile. Somewhat of a rarity these days but much appreciated. Highly recommended!

Krista Rutzer

Excellent customer service. I would definitely call them or recommend to anyone that needed this service.   Great Job Guys!!  Very happy with the results!!

Eileen Yeomans

They were able to come and take care of a set bushes and a tree stump for me and did a fantastic job.

Bretton Stonehocker

Quick response, fair quote and best of all the job was done very well

Stephen Neish

Stubborn Stumps was professional, knowledgeable and affordable. We were really impressed and will use Stubborn Stumps again in the future.

Sara O.

Great Guys, We use them for all of our tree work and it always goes smooth. Never have any complaints!

Brett Kaschak

Great experience having are stump removed 😊 thanks again for the prompt service and happy attitude, during these tuff times, I can now enjoy our yard without the massive stump I've stared at for 6 years!


Great service and excellent rates.  I had two stumps gone in 30min.  I highly recommend.

Greg B

Stubborn Stump has completed 2 jobs for me in the past and I will be hiring them a 3rd time this spring. Great value.

Heather Lamb

The crew was very efficient and personable. They were here and gone in no time and with total removal of the stumps. I highly recommend Stubborn Stump to get your job done.

Ron O

frequently asked questions

How much is an arborist in Calgary?


Prices range from $275 - $3000, depending on the type of job, scope and difficulty required for your tree care.

Is an arborist the same as a tree cutter?


an arborist is a more specialized tree professional who has undergone training in tree care, biology, and health. Arborists are knowledgeable about tree species, diseases, and proper tree maintenance practices. They assess the overall health of trees, diagnose issues, and provide recommendations for treatment and preservation.

Do you need a permit to cut down a tree in Calgary?


There was talk of permits coming to the City of Calgary to remove trees from private property in 2023. This has been implemented in other parts of the country but for the time being, you do not require a permit to remove a tree off your property as long as its not located on the City of Calgary easement. The City of Calgary tree map is a good resource to see which trees on your property are yours, but its best practice to call 3-1-1 and request urban forestry to come out and confirm. You can be fined for pruning, removing or otherwise affecting the health of city trees.

Are you locally owned and operated?


Yes we are, some of the bigger names in the tree industry in Calgary have been purchased by big name companies from the USA. We are 100% locally owned and family run operation. By supporting locally owned and operated companies you are supporting your community.


The branching out blog recent posts

Is something bugging your trees? Check out some of our latest blog posts for education and information on common tree pests in Calgary. We will also post about general tree care and processes.