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The Great Lakes Tree Experts Team feature highly trained and educated team members who dedicate themselves to the care and maintenance for the largest growing organisms on our planet.   Our team has the knowledge and experience to take care of all your tree care and shrub requests. We focus on residential and commercial tree care, maintaining the health and structural integrity of all urban, as well as rural trees. We serve the entire Grey & Bruce Region, offering our wide array of services.


Great Lakes Tree Experts is run by owner/operator Conor Johnston, who is an ISA & Ontario certified arborist. Conor has over seven years of experience in the arboriculture industry and has acquired a list of professional certifications and qualifications over the years 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 is currently enrolled in the Arborist Program at Fleming College. He is a soon to be, certified Ontario Arborist. Breyden at 18 years old is extremely motivated and passionate about this industry. Breyden is one of our climbing Arborists who is very competent in operating all machinery with the highest level of expertise. The sky is the limit for Breyden. Breyden is a natural in the trees, and makes climbing look second nature to him.

Liam Graham

Our lead climber Liam Graham brings something to the table that most can’t match. His burning passion to be one of the best Arborists in the world, along side his positive attitude and insane work ethic, make Liam an industry warrior. A very bright future in this industry awaits Liam. Keep an eye on this guy as he unveils his inner most potential!

Lloyd Johnston

Papa Lloyd! My father. Lloyd brings 45 years of small business knowledge. Previously owning fitness facilities and working for the CFIB (Canadian Federation Of Independent Business), Lloyd backs GLTE with a large amount of business knowledge. At 60 years old, Lloyd continues to drag brush, stump grinds, and handles all estimates and business inquiries for GLTE

Troy Johnston

Meet Troy! The newest member of our team. Troy has moved across the country (from Alberta) to chase his dreams. He has joined the family business, knowing very well that this career change will bring a new passion into his life. He is extremely motivated to help take GLTE to the next level.

Nick Taylor

Meet Nick! Carpenter turned Arborist. Nick is incredibly hard working and driven to find his true potential in the Arboriculture industry. Nick has become one of our bucket truck operators, catching on quickly to all aspects of bucket truck operations. Nick is also a very genuine and kind person, making him a perfect fit for GLTE.

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Great Lakes Tree Experts
806 Bradford St,
Port Elgin, N0H 2C4


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