Meet Paul Vanden Engel


Horticulturalist, Arborist, Landscape Visionary

Over 30 Years in the Industry

Since learning the horticulture trade at his father’s knee, Paul has spent his over 30 years in the industry in small business. Paul’s latest joint venture is the newly launched Shades of Green Landscapes and Shades of Green Tree Care.


Paul is a horticulturist, who received his Associate Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, and is also a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Paul is a strong supporter of the preservation of our biodiverse planet, and believes that creating ecologically sound landscapes are essential for maintaining an environmentally friendly balance with nature.


Paul has a passion for education, and believes in informing our future generations about the importance of trees in urban environments.


'You've got in made in the shade with Shades of Green'. – Paul Vanden Engel



Credentials / Education

  • Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), 86A University of Guelph
  • ISA Certified Arborist ON-0813A
  • Ontario Training and Adjustment Board (OTAB) Cutter Skidder Modules U3001–U3007. Cert. 479-007-148
  • Class 1 Safety Training Certified
  • Mike Lin Graphic Workshop (2007)