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The esteemed professionals comprising the Great Lakes Tree Experts Inc Team  possess extensive training and education, steadfastly committed to the meticulous care and preservation of the world’s largest growing organisms. With a wealth of expertise and experience, our team stands ready to address your diverse tree care  and shrub maintenance needs. Specializing in both residential and commercial tree care and hazardous removals, we prioritize the preservation of urban and rural tree health and structural integrity. Proudly serving the entirety of the Grey & Bruce Region, we provide a comprehensive suite of services tailored to meet your requirements.


Great Lakes Tree Experts Inc, under the leadership of owner /operator Conor Johnston, an ISA & Ontario certified arborist, embodies professionalism and expertise in the field of arboriculture. With over 16years of dedicated experience, Conor has amassed a formidable array of professional certifications and qualifications, including:


International Society of Aboriculture Certified Aborist


Ontario Certified Arborist


Working at Heights Certified


CPR & First Aid Certified


Ontario Chainsaw Safety Certified


Graduate with Honours from the Aborist Apprenticeship Program

Conor Johnston

Conor Johnston


Breyden Kinch

Breyden, an alumnus of the Arborist Program at Fleming College, boasts seven years of invaluable experience in the industry, commencing his journey at the tender age of 17. Exhibiting an unparalleled drive and fervor for excellence, Breyden’s unwavering commitment to mastering all arboriculture techniques is evident. Remarkably, he has demonstrated remarkable growth over the past year, effortlessly navigating the canopy with finesse and exhibiting unwavering confidence in all facets of climbing. Furthermore, Breyden has expanded his repertoire by venturing into crane-assisted removals, elevating his skill set to unprecedented levels.

Brayden Hurst

Introducing Brayden Hurst, an aspiring arborist distinguished for his proficiency as a bucket truck operator. Demonstrating exceptional drive and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Brayden has honed his skills to become one of the most adept operators in the field. With four years of extensive experience in the tree care industry, Brayden has solidified his reputation as a dynamic and capable professional. As he continues to evolve and refine his expertise as an arborist, Brayden emerges as a standout talent deserving of close observation.

Lloyd Johnston

My father, affectionately known as Papa Lloyd, embodies a wealth of entrepreneurial wisdom with 45 years of invaluable small business acumen. With a background in owning and managing fitness facilities, as well as a tenure with the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business), Lloyd fortifies GLTE with a profound depth of business expertise and strategic insight.

Troy Johnston

Introducing Troy, a seasoned professional with five years of climbing experience and an equal tenure in the industry. Throughout his journey, Troy has consistently pushed boundaries and elevated his performance to unprecedented heights. With an unwavering determination to conquer every tree in his path, Troy thrives on challenges and continually seeks new opportunities for growth. Recently joining the family business, Troy is poised to play a pivotal role in advancing GLTE to new heights. With a focus on mastering climbing techniques and crane-assisted removals, Troy emerges as a formidable climbing arborist with boundless potential.

Mike Bowes

Bringing seven years of invaluable experience to the tree industry, Mike exemplifies an unparalleled work ethic and dedication. Renowned for his unwavering commitment to excellence, Mike consistently delivers exceptional results on every job site. With the acquisition of two skid steers in 2019, including a John Deere 317G and a Mike Bowes model, his proficiency shines through, demonstrating a relentless drive to give nothing short of his best effort—consistently exceeding expectations. As he continues to evolve and refine his skills, it is evident that Mike is poised to emerge as a formidable force in the arboriculture industry.

Devon Neal

Devon stands out as one of the most industrious team members, seamlessly integrating into our workforce with exceptional ease. Renowned for his unparalleled work ethic, Devon’s positive demeanor exudes a contagious energy that uplifts those around him. Despite entering the industry without prior experience, Devon approaches every challenge with fearlessness and determination, showcasing a remarkable aptitude for learning and adaptation. As we anticipate Devon’s continued growth and contributions to Great Lakes Tree Experts, it is evident that his mastery of ground work techniques exemplifies a commitment to excellence, consistently delivering flawless results.

Richard Bullivant

Allow us to introduce Rich, our Estimator, boasting an impressive eleven years of experience in the tree industry. With a wealth of tree knowledge under his belt, Rich seamlessly aligns with the ethos and energy of the GLTE team. Serving as our primary point of contact for all customers, Rich not only embodies professionalism but also sets the standard for the GLTE experience. His addition to the team is a significant asset, further enhancing our capacity to deliver exceptional service.

Alex Ryan

Introducing Alex, a distinguished graduate of Humber College’s Arborist Apprenticeship Program, exemplifying raw talent and exceptional potential. With an unyielding determination to tackle any climbing challenge, Alex’s future success at GLTE is assured. Beyond his impressive skills, Alex radiates positivity, making a lasting impact with his infectious energy. His unique blend of talent and optimism sets him apart as a valuable asset, poised to make significant contributions to our team.

Payton Cottenie

Meet Payton Cottenie, an Ontario Accredited Arborist who has successfully completed his apprenticeship at Humber College. With nearly eight years of invaluable experience in the tree care industry, Payton’s background includes significant tenure with one of the region’s leading companies, affording him extensive knowledge and expertise. Payton is poised to make a significant impact, driven by his determination to elevate his skills and achieve excellence as an arborist. Payton’s dedication promises a trajectory toward becoming an exceptional professional in his field.

Marshall Smith

Allow me to introduce Marshall, a seasoned electrician journeyman who has transitioned his skills to excel as an arborist. Marshall’s remarkable versatility and rapid learning abilities are evident, as he effortlessly navigates various tasks with precision. Renowned for his exceptional competence across diverse domains, Marshall’s proficiency is unparalleled. With each endeavor he undertakes, Marshall consistently demonstrates excellence, leaving no doubt in my mind that he will emerge as a standout figure in the arboriculture industry as his journey progresses.

Ashley Bullivant

Meet Ashley Bullivant, Our Incredible Office Manager! We’d like to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to Ashley Bullivant, the shining star behind our seamless operations! As our dedicated Office Manager, Ashley effortlessly juggles countless tasks, ensuring our workplace runs like a well-oiled machine. From organizing schedules to managing supplies, she’s the backbone of our team’s efficiency. With her keen eye for detail and exceptional organizational skills, Ashley keeps our office running smoothly, allowing us to focus on delivering exceptional results to our clients. Her dedication and resourcefulness never cease to amaze us! Ashley, we want to extend our deepest appreciation for the crucial role you play in our company’s success. Thank you for your unwavering commitment and the positive energy you bring to our workplace every day!

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Great Lakes Tree Experts
436 Bricker St,
Port Elgin, N0H 2C4


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