Our Story

Alpine Precision Tree Services is a fully-insured residential, commercial and government tree service; owned and operated by John and Laura Newsome in Canmore, Alberta. John is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

From small beginnings of just John, one truck and chipper in 2008, we have slowly built the company over the years. APTS serves Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and beyond. We have the equipment and experience to handle small residential jobs to large-scale projects for urban development, FireSmart, Pine Beetle projects, etc. We have a full line of equipment including: 2 chip trucks, a job-site equipment trailer, 2 chippers, 2 stump grinders, an excavator, ATV, deep root fertilizer, and several types of saws. APTS now employs 7 trained and skilled tree workers, including 3 Certified Arborists, 2 are TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification) certified with the International Society of Arboriculture. At Alpine Precision Tree Services, we take pride in working closely with one another, and our clients.

With safety as our number one priority we are SECOR certified with the Government of Alberta. You can rest assured that Alpine Precision Tree Services LTD, goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being of our clients, their property, our crew, the public and the environment. Safety, quality and professionalism are our top priorities.

Our Team

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John Newsome

Owner/ operator and Arborist for APTS since purchasing the company in 2008. Local Albertan from the small farm town of Cremona. He has brought his wealth of knowledge with machinery, leadership and mentoring, passion for trees and excellent client service. John is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture, and he has a plethora of knowledge in all things Arboriculture. He is iconic in providing his team with amazing opportunities to develop and grow, cultivating confidence and success. Safety of his team and client satisfaction are his top priorities.

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Erin G Finn

Erin has been with APTS since 2013. Key crew member from The Maritimes, she has progressed through mentorship and training to become a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Erin has grown her knowledge for the big picture business, and has moved up into a lead administration role. She loves developing new efficiencies for increasing client service and satisfaction, as well as safety procedures. Erin really loves connecting with people and we know you’ll also love connecting with her.


Danny Finn

Danny has been with APTS since 2014. He is a key crew member from County Cork, Ireland. He has progressed rapidly through mentorship and training, which has flourished his leadership into Site Supervisor. Danny is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. He is a lead tree climber who loves finding new ways of working most efficiently. He values hard work and client satisfaction. We know you will enjoy his Irish charm, and confidence when he is on site.

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Simon Rolls

Simon has been a key crew member with APTS since 2016. From Reading, England, Simon is constantly growing his knowledge of arboriculture and tree service business through ongoing training and mentorship. Simon has progressed up through the company to quoting, Safety Representative and Supervisor. When you book a quote with us, you will have the opportunity to experience Simon's positive and professional disposition for yourself.


Dan Smart

From Reading, England, Dan has been with APTS since 2018. You've probably seen him around town. Dan started out as our Watering/ Fertilizing Technician and has progressed quickly though tree service to chainsaw operator. We love how eager Dan is to learn as much as he can about the business of tree service. Dan is currently recovering from a sports injury, but we are excited to have him back after his recovery is complete! We are excited to see how far Dan goes as we are confident he has the potential to go a long way!