Proudly serving Espanola, the North Shore and Manitoulin Island

Sawdust: Offering tree services including tree pruning, assessment and removal services throughout Espanola, Algoma and Manitoulin Island.

David Marrone
ISA Certified Arborist

Sunshine: Offering design, supply & installation of off-grid and grid-tied green energy solutions.

Free Quotes: Whether you’re looking for tree services or solar, please call, text or email to arrange for a free quote:

Dave and Kielyn Marrone | c: 705-586-1226 | e:

Now ISA Certified!

After gaining three years of professional experience working in the field, plus our commitment to research and continued dedication to improvement has paid off with recognition from the International Society of Arboriculture!

Professional recognition is not required in Ontario, but hiring a certified arborist helps ensure you’re hiring a dedicated and qualified professional. I’m happy to now be recognized by the ISA!

ISA Certified Arborist
Dave Marrone

Our Very Simple Principles!

sawdust and sunshine tree removal

Based on feedback from our customers, I’ve come to realize that some very simple principles can make a huge difference in your experience hiring a service contractor. So we here at Sawdust and Sunshine, pride ourselves on nailing the basics:

  • Clear, honest communication about what work we can and can’t perform, and what the price will be;
  • Showing up on the scheduled date (or if weather, equipment or life does conspire to delay us, communicating why with a new date ASAP);
  • Completing the work as described, when described;
  • Keeping ourselves, our customers, their property and the public safe throughout;
  • No payment for services until the work is complete!

Contact us for a free quote!

We’re Out and About!

We haven’t posted much this summer, but we certainly have been busy! We’ve gone to remote islands in the Bay of Islands, toured the inner lakes of Algoma and even done a few jobs in town! We are heading north to Dalton next week to install a solar system for a new remote camp and will be setting up two other systems locally shortly after. We are booked up for August but are still available in September through November.

If you’re looking to have a solar system designed or trees looked at don’t hesitate to give us a ring!

PSA: Tilt those panels skyward!

If you’ve racked your panels on a tilt-able pole mount, then don’t forget to point them skyward to take advantage of the higher spring and summer sun!

Looking to add clean, reliable electricity to your off-grid home or camp? Don’t hesitate to reach out for your free quote!

Spring Cleaning Time is Here!

Spring is a great time to walk your property before the leaves come out in the trees, and assess for any winter damage.

Give us a call or text at 705-586-1226 or email: for a free quote!

The View from the Top!

This one was a little different! This big pine tree was partially uprooted and being held up by adjacent trees. We added additional bracing before starting to climb. By the time we reached the top the tree was nearly horizontal!

If you have any unusual or hazardous trees you need taken down safely and efficiently, give us a call!

Back from the High Arctic!

June 15th, 2022: We’ve just wrapped up an incredible working trip in the high arctic at 75 degrees north latitude, and are happy to once again be back in the land of maples, oaks, poplar, birch and towering pines! It was an amazing time up north, but we’re excited to be able to serve your tree care and green energy needs once again this summer and fall!