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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation or

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Winterizing your House Exterior, Doors & Windows Part 2

Posted 18/06/14

The second in a three-part series sharing tips on weatherproofing your home to combat the Kiwi winter, focusing on the exterior of your home, doors and windows.  Winterizing your house exterior The first article covered, inspecting fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys and also discuss

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4 Reasons for Using Professional Tree Care Services

Posted 29/04/14

Hiring professional tree care services can save you time and effort - here's four great reasons why you should use professional tree care services. Saves you time: professional tree care service providers have the right equipment and skills to get the job done quickly. You don't need to take

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Midwinter Home Renovation Checklist for Homeowners

Posted 18/06/13

Queens Birthday weekend kicks off the official start to winter. You may be thinking there’s not a lot that can be done to your home during the winter months, but think again! Here’s your very own Midwinter Home Renovation Checklist, which you can use to work out what needs doing at your home. Y

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Winter Gardening Tips for March and April in New Zealand

Posted 13/03/13

A successful garden provides a visually interesting variety of colour year-round.  Builderscrack has some winter gardening tips for you! Start by incorporating a blend of trees both evergreen and deciduous, mixed up with flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, perennials and annuals. In climates with

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Choosing and Using an Arborist

Posted 23/10/12

There is an art to trimming back a tree - careless hacking can adversely affect the health of a tree, and in some cases cause it to die. Rather than lopping its top off, and completely ruining its shape and health, call in someone who can provide a solution to suit both your needs and the tree's

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Arborists - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

An arborist is an expert in the care and protection of individual trees.  They know about the needs of a variety of trees and are trained to provide the appropriate care to the trees. Well looked after trees are both attractive and add value to your property. Trees that aren't well maintained wil

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Arborists on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Tree maintenance

Posted 2 minutes ago

Hi. Have willows and macs for tidying up. Expressions of interest please.

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Overhanging branches need to be removed

Posted 1 day ago

I need to get the tree pruned (not removed). Need to remove some overhanging branches from our roof. Need to stress only removing the branches on our roof so the job should not take more than a couple of hours.

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Quote to cut down big tree

Posted 2 days ago

Need a price up to cut down tree on property. Can meet on the property if need to this coming week.

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Stump Removal

Posted 2 days ago

Had a Conifer cut down recently and looking to get the stump removed. Stump is roughly 800mm wide. Looking to have it done within the next few weeks

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Cabbage Tree removal

Posted 3 days ago

Removal of cabbage trees (i think they’re cabbage trees) 3 main tall ones approx 5m tall and 20cm thick at base 2 smaller/shorter ones in bunch too, all circled in second photo Would also be interested to know how much to chainsaw down and leave onsite

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Cut down big gum tree (20m) and poplar (potentially take firewood)

Posted 3 days ago

I've got a big gum tree I want felled - it is 20 metres high and there would be a lot of firewood that you could take (trunk is about 80cm diameter). Also there is a poplar to take down as well.

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Remove yuccas

Posted 4 days ago

Would like someone to remove 9 yuccas in the backyard. Example attached.

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Backyard magnolia tree prune

Posted 4 days ago

Our magnolia tree hasn’t been trimmed for a few years and blocks a lot of sun. It’s at least 5m tall. I’d like as heavy a prune as possible while keeping it healthy. Access from the property is from our flat concrete backyard, once booked in I’ll need to talk to the neighbours about their side of the tree. Timing flexible. All green waste must be removed. I can share a photo with tomorrow for more info. Thanks

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Remove tree causing sewer pipe damage

Posted 4 days ago

Young pohutakawa tree roots are damaging sewer pipe on neighbors property. Tree needs to be felled and stump poisoned to kill roots. We want to keep the tree for firewood.

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Peja & Gail

Posted 4 days ago

1 ) We have a large yucca tree, (possibly 12 ft tall) which is starting to lean over and advice is that it needs to be cut down . We would like it removed . See pictures. 2) Along our side fence we have a potato vine which has been growing for several years on trellis attached to the fence. Unfortunately for us the next door neighbour has not trimmed it on their side and the weight of it has bent the trellis over. With the recent constant rain and wind, the vine became very heavy and pu...

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Small urban garden tree pruning

Posted 4 days ago

about a dozen median size tree need a good pruning. - trained / qualified Tree Surgeons only please Thanks.

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Large Gum Tree to Cut Down

Posted 4 days ago

Hi, I am looking for someone to remove a very large gum tree on our property, the tree can be viewed from the road

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Tree removal

Posted 4 days ago

hi Have large swamp Cyprus tree that needs to go...need a cost to remove. All mulch can stay on site

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Tree removal

Posted 4 days ago

We need this tree removed including the stump please.

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Dead tree removal

Posted 4 days ago

Dead tree removal before it comes down

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Tree Topping

Posted 6 days ago

Hi we are after getting a quote for some of our trees topped please.

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Tree treatment

Posted 6 days ago

The leaves of the cypress in my garden are turning yellow. The cypress doesn't look very well. I need some arborist who can check and treat the cypress for me please. Here attached the photo of the cypress. Thank you

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Removal of 4 + trees

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there looking for a price for the removal of 4 trees and stump grinding if possible. Please contact to arrange a quote Thanks

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Tree Pruning

Posted 6 days ago

I have two trees out the front of the house that are starting to touch the power line running from the power pole to the house. I would like both trimmed back substantially while still maintaining their shape. Flexible on timing of when this is done.

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Tall tree removal plus pruning tall trees

Posted 1 week ago

1) Birch tree, approximately 15 metres tall, has to be removed. It is close to the house and the fence with neighbors. 2) pruning of another smaller tree 6 metres high approximately - same property 3) pruning overhanging branches that are outside of our property but hangover the fence, they are 15 meters tall approximately - same property The work require experienced arborist with the right equipment and liability insurance

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 165,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tree removal quote needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage Tree Removal


27th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1x tree + 1x stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and Hedge Trimming (severe)

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree topping, pruning and green waste removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Multiple Yucca removal- including roots

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Palm trees pods and seeds trimmed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

Tree removals and trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove hedge trees

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Feijoa tree removal


14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut down and remove palm tree

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Cabbage Tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Remove 2 tall trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small trees removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kowhai Tree dying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ti kouka removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4
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