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Arbor'vitae means 'Tree of Life'. It has been used through the millennia, by many cultures to symbolize peace, harmony, growth and abundance. In the 15th century, it was discovered by the crew of Jacques Cartier in a discovery mission, that a local evergreen tree could bE used as medicine. When made into a tea, it had the ability cure them of scurvy and thus return them to life. This is how, our local tree, the ever present, white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) became known as the 'Tree of Life".

Our Story

Since 2011, ARBORVITAE has built a reputation of reliability and value. We started our journey creating native landscapes in the GTA for both municipal and commercial interests. We have now, enthusiastically turned our focus closer to home and community, using our skills and expertise to help you realize your landscape plans.

No matter what you're dreaming, we can help make that a reality; landscaping, ponds, shorelines, driveways. Anything you need, we can help.

Our services include:












We take pride in our commitment to safety and a job well done.

  • Landscape naturalization and planting

  • Landscape construction

  • Excavating and Grading

  • Shoreline stabilization

  • Erosion control

  • Rain gardens and bio swales

  • Natural channel construction

  • Prairie and wildflower seeding

  • Trails

  • Natural playgrounds


Servicing Kawartha Lakes and Surrounding Areas since 2011.

  • Natural stonework from local quarries

  • Driveway resurfacing

  • Road creation

  • Armourstone retaining walls

  • Firepits and patios

  • Naturalized ponds

  • Swimmimg ponds

  • Shorelines

  • Swales

  • Rain gardens

  • Drainage issues

  • Full new build landscaping service

  • Garden projects

  • Naturalizations

  • Wildflower meadows

  • Farm accents

  • Permaculture plans

  • Habitat enhancement

***  Septic system installation will be offered shortly. Please ask for further details.   ***

Kind Words

A Reputation for Excellence

We have had the pleasure of retaining Andrew and his crew for several projects on our farm including landscape design, site preparation for a new garage, armor stone retaining walls and general property maintenance. Every job has been started in time, been professionally executed, and come in on quote. And importantly, Andrew and the team have left a clean work site every day, been flexible, and provided courteous and caring service to my entire family.

Paul Reid

Working with Andrew and his team was fantastic. They included us in every step of the project through design and execution and were always ready to answer all our questions and help us chose the right finishing touches. The team was professional and organized, always a pleasure to have around our home and they consistently made sure there were no surprises. Most importantly the finished product is exceptional - it is an amazing addition to our property and exceeds our expectations on every measure. We're looking forward to many happy memories built there in the years to come.

Robin Stewart and Wendy Buhlman

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