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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Palm tree dried leaves removed.

Posted 6 hours ago

7 palm trees have dried hanging leaves that needs to be removed and taken away.

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Cut and remove tree

Posted 13 hours ago

I need a tree cut down fully and removed from my home please Approx 4m tall Location Ascot Park Porirua

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45 cm stump of cherry tree to remove

Posted 13 hours ago

Remove and leave tidy 45cm stump. In lawn with easy access. Mulch can be left on property.

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Remove 12 old man pine trees

Posted 1 day ago

We and a neighbour have 12 trees we’d like removed. Prefer wood is used for payment for removal, maybe leave some behind for use or mulching.

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Tree stump removal

Posted 1 day ago

Have a small 1/ 2 cabbage tree and a punga tree stump that need to be removed.

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Stump Grinding + pruning

Posted 1 day ago

Six stumps that require grinding/removal to make way for lawn. Stumps range from 10cm to 1m in diameter. A range of other pruning jobs that can be priced at the same time.

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Tree Pruning at a rental property

Posted 2 days ago

Need a tree removed and another one tree pruned as its just about touching the power lines

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Tree removals

Posted 2 days ago

I have several trees that are either past their 'best by' dates or that require removal before section renovations / improvements: 1. Plum tree near house: remove including stump 2. Grapefruit tree on front lawn: remove including stump 3. Plum tree in border: remove 4. Other trees in border: prune or remove if un-saveable

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Cutting back a few branches

Posted 2 days ago

looking for a quote on cutting back a few branches high up over driveway and side of house to let more sun in. Cuttings can be left on site. Thanks

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Removal of tree, stumps and roots and fill with clay #2

Posted 2 days ago

At this stage i just need an estimated cost..Its bare land at blackbridge road and has a large tree, photos attached. Its access is via a common driveway and will need to go between the cherry trees in from to reach the large tree for removal. Address 60B Blackbridge Road, Karaka.

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Tree Cutting

Posted 2 days ago

Large Apple tree cut down to about 3m and two Tea Tree cut down. Not necessary to take away any debris we're happy to clean up ourselves. We've attached some photos

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Hedge trimming and plant prunning

Posted 3 days ago

Hedges in the front of house and side of house need trimming (approx 80cm to 100cm trimmed) A camilia plant needs pruning in round shape.(approx same 80-100cm short) thanks

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Stump Removal

Posted 4 days ago

Small group of tree stumps needed to be removed urgently.

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Trim hedges ans trees

Posted 4 days ago

Large hedges need to be cut down to half way which shows in the photo, the rest of the trees approx 1/4 ish off and trim around the sides from outside the fence. And dump. Welcome to come out have a look if prefer before giving out a quote

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Large palm tree

Posted 4 days ago

Bangalow palm to be removed from driveway

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Tree hedge cut to 1m high

Posted 4 days ago

We require the trees at the rear of our property to be cut to 1m in height. I'd like to retain the wood, so it doesn't need to be cut up or removed from the property.

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Tree pruning and green waste removal

Posted 4 days ago

Trimming tops of trees, removing one small tree (see red lines in picture), trimming bougainvillea. Removal of green waste.

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Trim 2 large trees

Posted 5 days ago

Need to trim and shape 2 large trees. Shred and create mulch. Will add photos tomorrow morning.

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Tree Removal

Posted 5 days ago

Hi there, we need some trees/shrubs removed please. Will require the deadwood to be mulched/taken away. A whole heap of lavender About 15m of griselinia hedging 2-3 fairly well established lilly pilly trees. Access is fairly straight forward for everything, except the lilly pilly, which is next to our pool. We are keen to get the work done asap, prior to getting some earthworks done on 8th Oct. Cheers.

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3 Trees to be removed

Posted 5 days ago

I would like to remove 3 trees. 2 from my backyard and 1 from my neighbour's backyard. This is to allow sunlight and improve the view for both houses. The 2 trees in my backyard are a ginko and a sweetgum. The neighbour's tree is a ginko.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 173,000 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 Trimming / Thinning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim trees back

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Tree Pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

20th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Birch fell

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove this stump please


16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Trim the neighbour's trees overhanging my property

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees a little out of control

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut tree branch, and remove some bush

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage tree removal


7th September 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Tree Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal


6th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump Grinding (Pepper Tree)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chippong Job - Mt Albert

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning fruit trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove small-ish silver birch (we think) and stump grind

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden tree and hedge work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing a tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 3

Tree removal and trimming upper branches

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

29th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x removal - 1 x trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large tree pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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