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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Driveway shrub/hedge pruning to 2.2m

Posted 5 minutes ago

Driveway shrubs/hedge to be pruned to match neighbour's side approx 2.2m height (already done on their side), and back to fenceline. Mainly south side of drive, minimal work on north side. Two (neighbour's) camellias to be pruned back to fenceline on our side. Thank you.

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Tree removal

Posted 4 hours ago

Hi there, need to have a tree removed, location is in North Shore.

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Prune and remove tree

Posted 10 hours ago

Medium size tree (middle of first photo attached - blocking Rangitoto view) to be pruned right back and removed. Quote needed Thursday or Friday - access from property below.

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Prune pohutukawa and remove palm tree

Posted 1 day ago

We would like a pohutukawa tree pruned now flowering is finished and also removal of a palm tree. Both are not too large - top of tree as high as second story of house.

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Tree for removal

Posted 1 day ago

I have a tree (don't know what type) with 3 trunks. Two of them seem to have died. I would like one chopped out completely and the other one cut off just above when the bird feeder is attached. From the attached photos the trunks requiring work are the centre one and the one of the right. I also have a magnolia tree that needs some of its skyward headed branches cut (this should take just a few minutes for someone who is experienced)

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Tree pruning #3

Posted 1 day ago

Large willow tree needs tending and topping and large conifer removed.

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Tree removal and pruning

Posted 2 days ago

A few trees to be removed - Four trees at the backyard and a small plant out front. The cherry tree to be pruned to less than half it's size in width and to below the height of roof. The hedges at the back to be pruned and half it's height. If could give me a rough estimation of what cost would look like, so I can sort out arrangements with tenants.

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Pruning of trees

Posted 2 days ago

Need two trees pruning and shaping below roof and power cables at front of house

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Phoenix Palm tree needing a good trim back

Posted 2 days ago

We are looking for quotations to have dead fronds removed from a large Phoenix Palm tree. The fronds are on the lower part of the tree. Need to have the fronds taken away as part of the job please.

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Tree removal and pruning

Posted 2 days ago

Hi. I need an arborist to remove a tree and pruning on a number of others.

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Tree pruning #2

Posted 2 days ago

Large willow tree needs tending and topping and large conifer removed.

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Tree trimming and garden tidy, lawns

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, we are looking to sell our home in West Harbour and would like the trees and garden tidied up, ready for professional photography. Lawns and edging also required please. We would like this done on Wednesday jan 27th, thanks for considering this job

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Tree trim and garden tidy

Posted 2 days ago

Hi there, we are looking to sell our home in Golflands and would like the trees and garden tidied up, ready for professional photography. Lawns and edging also required please.

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Cutting & Removal of Dead Tree

Posted 3 days ago

Have large tree in back yard that is dead and needs removing branches and trunk reduced and also other dead trees to be cut and removed. Please only respond if you are experienced/qualified and have insurance please. Thanks

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Tree removal

Posted 3 days ago

Tree removal needed , please Come onsite for quotation

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Stump grinding

Posted 3 days ago

Stumps ground to below ground level im preparation for parking pad 4 yukka stumps - largest 35cm 1 olive 45cm and small jaccaranda

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Trim the tree

Posted 3 days ago

Carry out trimming the tree in the front yard,so the branches don't overhang onto the neighbours area,a general tidy up.

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Chop down a tree

Posted 3 days ago

A tree to be be cut and removed please

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Tree prumming

Posted 4 days ago

I have one Tullip tree that I would like pruned. Just need someone with good ladder . Job would only take about 30 minutes. Need branches taken away. About 10 branches to be pruned

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Prune Tree

Posted 4 days ago

Hi I need this tree to be heavily pruned - a few metres off the top and sides and thinned out in the middle as it's shade is blocking the back garden.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 183,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Topping/Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump Removal to ground level 2 old Stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd January 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim and remove trees


31st December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Two stumps need grinding, limited access

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Oak tree to be removed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

24th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree removal Rolleston

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump Grinding of ex palm trees stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Tree topping

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Trees and Stump Removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cut / remove tree in the front garden

Work carried out by an employee of the company

15th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stumps


15th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree stump grinding needed

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 2
Communication
 2

Tree over house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruner

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning and removal


11th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th December 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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