Manotick Tree Movers
Inc. began as a registered partnership
in 1991 (incorporated in 1996) by Ralph Sikkema and Fred
Stevens. In 2011 Ken Stevens, Fred’s son, bought Ralph’s
shares. Ken and Fred now run the business but Ralph remains
a very valuable manager. Our management team currently
combine to offer over 60 years of hands-on experience in
the tree care industry.
Our early beginnings of relocating trees with
a single tree spade has evolved to now include a complete range
of the most progressive tree moving equipment available. Our
tree spades sizes 38″ through 90″ are capable of digging
and relocating trees up to 9″ caliper size, including evergreens
up to 600 cm (20 feet) tall.
We have always taken much pride in personally
selecting and sourcing the finest quality seedlings and liners
to grow and develop at our 55 acre farm at Carsonby. This allows
us to offer a wide selection of the finest locally grown trees already
proven hardy for our severe Ottawa valley winters.
Our qualified and experienced staff includes:
- Ken Stevens B.Sc., Certified Arborist
- Fred Stevens Certified Arborist
- Ralph Sikkema Certified Arborist,
- Nick Krumins Tree Service Supervisor, Certified
- Brittany Craven Office Manager
We carry proper contractor’s liability insurance protection, and WSIB
coverage. Continuing education and safety seminars are vital for our
We are current members of:
- Landscape Ontario Horticultural
- International Society of Arboriculture
- Society of Commercial Arboriculture
- Christian Farmers Federation of
- Better Business Bureau
- Tree Care Industry Association
- To offer superior professional service adhering to International Society of Arboriculture practices and guidelines, including safety and educational upgrades.
- To provide top quality structurally sound trees of sufficient hardiness and vitality to endure our local climate.
- To offer competitive prices reflecting fair market value for our products and services.
- To support ethical business practices that include honesty and integrity in all our transactions.
The purpose of Manotick Tree Movers Inc. is to glorify and honor our Creator and Redeemer Jesus Christ. As a Christian business we are committed and motivated to being up front about our Christian value system. It is this faith and its fundamental values that shape our commitment in the day-to-day tasks of business management and practices in arboriculture.
We believe our natural resources, including land, water, and trees are gifts from God and we are to be diligent stewards of them.
As we carry out this mandate in the tree industry and do business in our community we resolve each day to love God and our neighbour as ourselves and are committed to achieving first class customer service through courtesy, respect, and integrity.
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out it’s roots to the stream. It does not fear when the heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.