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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.

Brayden Hurst

Everybody meet Brayden Hurst. With aspirations of becoming a competent arborist, Brayden is looking forward to completing his arborist apprenticeship at Humber College. An incredibly driven individual who is constantly learning and improving. Brayden has 3 years of experience in the tree care industry and is becoming quite the force out there! Another one to keep an eye on as he grows as a climber.

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.

Mike Bowes

Mike has been working in the tree industry for three years now. With an unmatched work ethic, Mike is undoubtably as hard working as it comes. In 2019 we purchased two skid steers, a John Deere 317G and a Mike Bowes. His work ethic shows on every job-site, as Mike only has one gear and that’s giving our team his 110%. Not only is Mike a one of a kind employee and person, his willingness to learn and continuously grow as a tree worker is what will make him a force in this industry. Keep an eye on this guy, as I have no doubt he will become a top notch Arborist.

Devon Neal

I would like to give a warm welcome to GLTE’s newest employee Devon Neal. Devon is One of the hardest working individuals, who is yet again, a perfect fit to the team. Devs work ethic is unmatched. His positive energy is contagious. Having no experience in an industry like this, Dev shows no fear for the unknown. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Dev at Great Lakes Tree Experts.

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


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