"Trees really stir people's emotions."
"Toronto is all straight lines and order. I feel like trees figuratively and literally stitch Toronto together. And they create such 'whimsy', growing here and there, where they should or shouldn't, loved and hated, sometimes at the same time. Trees really stir people’s emotions, it’s hard to get bored dealing with trees, people and people who own trees!"
— Ryan Kuz, Founder, Karma Tree
We love trees
That's where it all started for us 16 years ago, and it still continues to this day.
Growing up in the beautiful natural surroundings we have here in southern Ontario, we knew we wanted to be involved in preserving our natural resources - and what better way to do so than to become a steward of the urban forest. That’s who we are. And it’s what’s made our company what it is today.
Now with a staff of 15 friendly tree experts, we have the tools and experience to tackle the most technical of jobs and worksites.
We understand how much our clients care about their property, and respect that by leaving a small footprint while performing our work.
We use the most advanced techniques and safety procedures, ensuring every corner of your yard is the picture of tree happiness and health.
INTERVIEW WITH RYAN KUZ
What is different about how you deliver your service as compared to how you think your competitors deliver it?
We have the tools and experience to tackle the most technical of jobs and worksites. we understand how much clients care about their property and respect that by leaving a small footprint while performing our work. we use the most advanced techniques and safety procedures.
What do you think the secret to your success has been?
By building a loyal customer base by getting excellent customer referrals. from the estimate to the clean up process, I want the client or potential client to receive honest and fair advice and work at a reasonable price. I have assembled a small size friendly staff that shares our company philosophy.
How many years have you been in service?
I began working with trees exclusively in 2001 and began tackling jobs as Karmatree immediately after my introduction to the industry, tackling larger and more complex projects as I gained the necessary training, skills and equipment.
How did you get into the business?
I studied horticulture in college and worked as a garden for a few years, this was when I really was exposed to business and thought climbing through the treetops looked much more exciting than planting petunias. After a couple years of extreme sports in Whistler, I did some extended travel to the Caribbean, it was all those moments of reflection while sailing where the idea for my future crystallized. I wanted to return to Toronto and run a tree service company. My sister lived in an apt. building in the East end and Louis, a journeyman arborist lived in the building. I got put in touch with him and starting working with him.
What do you love about what you do?
We get to see all the little tucked away corners of Toronto. The work is challenging and exciting. We get to be working outside each day. I love trees, Toronto is all straight lines and order. I feel like trees figuratively and literally stitch Toronto together. Also they create such 'whimsy', growing here and there, where they should or shouldn't, loved and hated, sometimes at the same time. Trees really stir peoples emotions, its hard to get bored dealing with trees, people and people who own trees!