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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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.

Removing a silk tree

Posted 56 minutes ago

Tenants would like a silk tree removed as it’s shading their outdoor area and dropping leaves etc. We’d like it chopped off and then maybe stump painted so it won’t re-grow. Please contact tenant if you require access to the tree: ...

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Remove Totara tree

Posted 2 hours ago

I have an old Kauri tree and a Totara very close together in a small yard. I want to remove the Totara, it is starting to crowd the Kauri which is listed as a significant tree. Considerations : 1. There are power lines overhead nearby 2. The trees are close to the house 3. There is a small wooden shed between the trees that I don’t want to be damaged I’m hoping to get the tree removed at least to ground level - I’ll most likely cover the area with planters, but would also like to consider...

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TREE WOOD SPLITTING #2

Posted 13 hours ago

We had a large tree felled last year, with some large logs left at the base of our bank sitting on a neighbouring property. We need some leftover logs split and moved a few meters on to our property. Please see attached photos. Thank you.

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Tree and bush cutting

Posted 22 hours ago

We have a 8 to 10 metre bank and a number of gorse darwin barberry and some native bush and trees which need trimming and cutting back. Easy access to trees either from the road or house and have long ladders too however it might need inspection prior to quote

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Some trees and bushes require cutting back

Posted 3 days ago

Couple of trees in the back garden and a couple of bushes at the front require some cutting back

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Yukka stump removal

Posted 3 days ago

Looking for someone to remove 6 stumps, 2 of which are large ones. Keen to get someone before Monday if possible.

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Removal of Olive tree & stump.

Posted 3 days ago

We have an Olive tree we would like removed from the front of our property along with removal of the stump. We would like to keep the timber for firewood.

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Reelick Avenue

Posted 3 days ago

Cutting down of a large Norfolk Pine tree in the front section of my property and the removal of all wood and debris.

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Hedge triming

Posted 5 days ago

We have two little gardens (Mt Eden and Remuera) with some hedges and fruit trees to be trimmed/pruned. Garden 1 is first 3 photots: reshape the two round trees smaller and trim back those Eugenia Ventenati hedges. Garden 2 is the last photo and more which aren't in the photo: trim the cabbage tree below the house, and trim back all other trees grow out of the fence and close to house (a young fig tree and a young peach tree in the garden which needs to be cut lower and keep away from the house)...

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Cut down the tree in Petone lower hutt

Posted 5 days ago

I want to cut down the tree in Petone, Lower Hutt. if someone interest, please give me a free quote. Thanks

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Tree trimming

Posted 5 days ago

A small Tree need trimming down

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TREE WOOD SPLITTING

Posted 5 days ago

We had a large tree felled last year, with some large logs left at the base of our bank sitting on a neighbouring property. We need some leftover logs split and moved a few meters on to our property. Please see attached photos. Thank you.

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1 Yucca Tree to be removed - removal only

Posted 6 days ago

Removal of one yucca tree between property boundary and house. Tree is about 4m tall. Tree is hard against fence with 1m+ clearance on all other sides.

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Tree to be cut and bush

Posted 6 days ago

Hi there I have internal gutters and this tree always gives me a headache as it's leaves fall into the gutter and clog them up. Looking for someone to trim the top of the tree right down to the trunk, doesn't need to be pulled out, and the cuttings to be taken away, also looking for the Bush to be cut back as well. I'm in Kotuku Street in Maunu.

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Remove tree stump

Posted 6 days ago

Stump is currently under concrete

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Small Hedge trimming, plant removal and mowing

Posted 1 week ago

Hi we need someone to trim a very small hedge about 6 plants, pull out few small plants and small lawn mowing with off course weed cutting. Not a big job.

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Remove large tree

Posted 1 week ago

Large tree to be taken down. Can leave cut up firewood on site or take away. Needs to be done in next 2-3 weeks.

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Fell Norfolk Pine

Posted 1 week ago

We have a Norfolk Pine tree in our back yard which we would like cut down. We essentially just need the tree felled and then we will cut it into smaller pieces and dispose of it.

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Cabbage tree removal and disposal

Posted 1 week ago

To remove and dispose the large cabbage tree in the picture.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 200,000 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 and stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 Trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree trimming


25th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Titoki hedge needs trimming


24th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large pine tree (+some root) removal for boundary fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove two tree stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut Back Yukka Trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut down dead tree and remove


16th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree / Shrub Pruning / Garden Maintenance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Yukka tree - cut down and poison stump

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Olive trees pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th July 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Pruning of trees

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Oak Tree quote

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim back bananas - remove dead leaves and some whole trunks at base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim trees and remove from site

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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