The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. - Chinese Proverb
We are passionate about tree care. We guarantee that our work is done to the highest standards of arboriculture.
Kelly's Tree Care is a preservation based company. Our desire is to form long-term relationships with our clients and their trees.

Mike Watson


Mike Watson


Co-Owner, Operations Manager, Estimator, Climbing Arborist

KTC since:


Previous work experience:

Over 30 years of arboricultural experience performed with private tree companies, municipalities, and college training  programs.


-Ontario Qualified Arborist with Ontario MTCU (200124973)

-Certified Arborist with International Society of Arboriculture (ON-0246A)

-I.S.A. Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

-Working at Heights Fall Prevention training (IHSA)


Volunteer Positions:

-I.S.A. Ontario Chapter President (Past)

-I.S.A. Ontario Tree Climbing Competition Committee Chair (past)

-Past Ontario Education and Conference Committee Chair

-Past Landscape Ontario Toronto Chapter Board Director



Motorcycle riding and classic cars
Travel and adventure
Tree Climbing Competitions


About Mike Watson:

Mike started in the industry back in 1985 by going to work with his brother one day to see what is was all about. Within a month Mike was learning to climb and was hooked.As with a lot of tree climbers, the lure of municipal work caught Mike’s attention with the thought that the easy municipal life was the way to go.

It was not long before Mike was back in the private industry looking for the daily adventure and variety that comes with the private industry. Aside from some winter technician work at Humber College, showing students how to be an Arborist and how to climb, Mike has been in the private industry ever since.

You can often find Mike sneaking out to be on the crew when there is space, or like all of our Arborists, pruning the same trees he has been pruning for years. As with most Arborists, Mike tends to form relationships with the trees he has pruned in the past, and often wants to revisit them to see how they are since last time he pruned it.