Give and Take


About Give and Take Tree Service

Our goal is to ensure that our staff is safe, trees are well cared for, and our clients are completely satisfied with the services we provide.

We offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial clients throughout the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver areas.

Give and Take Tree Service was founded in 2013 by Matt Dunstan and currently has two teams of professional arborists passionate about healthy trees.

What's with the Palm Tree?

We're BC-based, so a palm tree may look a little out ofplace.


We have rebranded, but our trucks still show the old logo. So you might wonder, why did we originally choose a palm tree since we're BC-based? That's a little out of place. Well, there is a short story behind it.

While travelling, we learned of Belize's Give and Take Palm tree (Chrysophila Argentea). Its fronds are used to make brooms, but the tree is covered in large thorns that can be quite painful if touched. However, the tree also provides the antidote to the pain it inflicts.

The Give and Take Palm exemplifies all trees, and we've built our business using the same philosophy, which is why we chose this Palm tree as our logo and how it influenced our name.

More recently, we found a designer who created a logo with a tree which signifies life. We loved the look of it and rebranded to this new logo. But you may still see the original logo on our trucks. We may, over time, update the trucks, or we may not. Currently, it is a reminder of our humble beginnings and the life and business that the Give and Take Palm tree inspired.


About Matt Dunstan

Matt Dunstan, an ISA Certified Arborist, has an affinity for trees which began at a young age, climbing trees in his backyard. Now, Matt climbs trees for a living. Matt worked for 10 years in the arborist industry training under a Professional Arborist before obtaining his own ISA Certification in 2011.

Matt’s wife, Meagan, started out by playing an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the business. Meagan has had to let much of that go to also take care of their growing family, but her heart and soul are still very much involved with the family business. They have four children, Elijah, Brooklyn, James and Levy.

Tree stewardship is a passion for both Matt and Meagan. It shows in the way they and their staff care for trees and serve their customers. Matt enjoys educating people about healthy tree care and working closely with his customers to ensure that Canada's trees last for generations.


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Give and Take Tree Service provides services in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Mission, North Langley and other areas throughout the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver areas.

What our Customers are Saying:

"Absolutely fantastic service, from quote to finish.  Matt definitely knows what he is doing. He took out a huge maple tree surrounded by house, fence, shed, and didn't hit a thing bringing it down.  Excellent work. His workers are very polite and do great work, cleaning our yard and street."

-Marilyn S., Maple Ridge

"We’ve had Give and Take Tree Service here this morning taking down some dead trees.  It’s very interesting to watch them, I highly recommend this company.  Very happy with the service and price.  Thank you to the people on Facebook who recommended them to us."

-Janice L., Maple Ridge

"The service that we got was second to none, right from the initial phone call, to getting the very reasonable free quote from Matt (very knowledgeable arborist) to the crew that was on time and did a great job including the thorough clean-up."

~Nicola Petruzzelli

"Last year, we chose Matt Dunstan of Give and Take Tree Service to remove a sick old cherry tree from our front yard, grind the stump and trim a row of cedars, over 3 other companies that we’d received quotes from. I just had a good feeling about him, and we were very happy with our choice. In fact, we were so pleased with his service that we had him back today to remove a dying maple from our back yard and grind the stump, so we could easily plant a new tree in its place. The maple was in a tight spot in our narrow flowerbed, right up against our brand new cedar fence, but I was confident in Matt’s ability to bring the tree down without any damage to surrounding trees and plants or to the fence. I would also like to mention that in addition to his expertise in bringing down trees without damage to property, he and his crew are meticulous in their cleanup, which was most appreciated. Thanks Matt, for another job well done!"

~Rory and Gayle McDonald

"Matt Dunstan is a professional, friendly and knowledgeable Arborist. We have listed him as our preferred contractor and use his services for tree removal and pruning etc. He always does a fantastic job, and always using great care with the trees he is working with and with his clients. We continue to recommend him to businesses and residents of Maple Ridge and surrounding."

~ Jooles Dub

"We needed branches cleared to get our power lines hooked back up - they came down in the windstorm. I called Matt and he had his team come out right away, even though I think they were quite busy. They did a wonderful job and the price was super reasonable. Super easy company to work with. THANKS GUYS!"

~Quinn Littke

"Matt and his crew have been here twice removing large trees from my yard. I would recommend Give and Take Tree Service to anyone. They came within a couple of days both times, were very professional, fast and leave the place spotless as if they had never been here. Excellent Company."

~Carol McMillan

"We hired Matt & his team, Patrick and Charlie, to take down a bunch of trees and shrubs in the jungle of a backyard we inherited. They did a great job clearing out the yard and trimming the trees. They guys are very professional, safety conscience, and worked very efficiently to get the job done in no time. We would so happy with their work we used them a second time and will use them again for the next shrub removal project. Thank you Matt, Patrick and Charlie!"


"We had Matt and his crew come and remove two large trees from the front of our family business in dowtown Maple Ridge. They were quick, efficient and cleaned up very well for us after they were done. No one should ever need to use anyone besides Give and Take. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Matt truly cares about what he does and the people he works for."

~Nathan Logue

"We had Matt and his crew take down a number of trees on our property of two days. We were very happy with his professionalism, efficiency and great communication. His crew were pleasant and hard working and the price was exactly what he quoted and very fair. We would happily use Give and Take again in the future and highly recommend them to anyone looking for this service."

~Emily Smith

"Showed up within 2.5 hrs of calling and immediately spent the afternoon taking down 4 very dangerous trees. 2 were dislodged from the recent 100+ kmh storm. They were perched against other trees ready to fall on our neighbours and ourselves house. A third one was leaning heavily towards another neighbours. The fourth was a towering 100+ ft tall dead Hemlock that somehow survived falling in the storm. Difficult task, great falling techniques, was there just when I needed the help. Thank you so much."

~Donna Haworth

"We have used Matt for a few years now and can say that he is efficient, thorough and cost effective in what he provides. Has an eagle eye for maintaining level and plumb lines when trimming large hedges that we have. Definitely a professional in his business."

~Robert Proulx

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