RTS team


Royal Tree Service Inc. provides ISA-standard tree care throughout Montréal’s West Island and has become the largest local tree service.

Our focus is on pruning trees, although tree removals will always be a large part of what a tree service does.

Our continued, steady growth is driven by the desire to continue to improve tree work in our area. The most common reason to remove a tree is due to structural weaknesses, and most weaknesses are due to incorrect pruning carried out in previous years. We are focused on changing that trend towards minimally invasive work.

We are a team of experienced arborists and members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

We aim to provide a clear, frustration free service with prices that are fair for both parties. We take pride in doing good work. Royal Tree Service staff will:

  • Maintain good communication with the client, especially when changes are unavoidable (for example, due to bad weather);
  • Carry out all the work in a way that best achieves the agreed objectives, and never simply seek the easy option;
  • Aim to adhere to agreed dates and times;
  • Take the maximum care to cause minimum disruption and damage;
  • Leave the site clean and tidy: all waste is chipped, taken away and composted.

Royal Tree Service guarantees all the work we do. If you are not satisfied in any way, we will carry out realistic remedial work without delay.


We hire both locally and internationally. We carefully vet prospective employees for skills and attitude, and have built a strong team over the years.

Alex Nicholson - CEO and Founder of RTS
Alex Nicholson, Owner and CEO
Alex has worked over 20 years in arboriculture, much of it as a climbing arborist. His focus now is on developing a business that provides high quality work, and a work place that is good for its employees.
ISA Certified Arborist Number: QU-0233a
Matt Follet - Tree Yoda
Matt 'Tree Yoda' Follett, Arboriculture Consultant
M.Sc.(Biology), N.P.D, ISA Certified Arborist ON-0785, ISA TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualified)
Arboriculture Consultant (arborist reports for municipalities, valuation of trees for insurance claims and legal assessments, risk assessment of trees)
Matt runs Royal Trees Services training and educations programs, as well as being involved in development projects.
Jim Morris - Key Arborist
Jim M., Climbing Arborist and Crew Leader
Jim is originally from Ireland and has many years of climbing under his belt. He specializes in complex rigging techniques, and is closely involved in the training of junior arborists.
ISA Certified Arborist Number: QU-0231a

Interested in being part of the team?

We are currently looking for additional staff.

  • Thank you very much, your team did a great job correcting the cabling. We were very impressed by both Matt and Phil, who were professional and knowledgable and we're sure that they will be great assets to your company. We will definitely call you for any future work and will also highly recommend you to our friends and neighbours.

    Ingrid S.
  • Royal Tree Service has completed the work and I wanted to say how pleased I am with Yanick and his team. We did the run-thru before the work and he listened and understood what I wanted. Everything was done with professionalism and with great workmanship. Thank you to Yanick.

    Sylvain L.
  • We are writing to say we were extremely happy with your Company's service. Your staff demonstrated care, patience and detail making sure all the trees were cut with precision without any damage to our plants and surrounding area. Kudos to your Company and your staff. You make a great team! We will definitely recommend your Company and in particular your staff.

    Mirella G.
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