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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Stump grinding

Posted 11 hours ago

I have a small rotting stump that I want removed so that I can alter my driveway. This should be a very simple job and not take long

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Tree And Hedge removal

Posted 14 hours ago

Removal of trees of site. 2 olive trees, 2 Tetoki and hedge

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Chopping back of tree

Posted 14 hours ago

We require this tree to be chopped at top and sides.

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Stump Grinding

Posted 15 hours ago

Hi there, I require a few stumps to be ground or removed for a property in South Auckland. I would like this job to be done this week, if possible. Thanks

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Tree pruning-residential

Posted 1 day ago

Have a row of trees (foliage) along a fence line by driveway that I need trimmed/thinned out at a reasonable price. Access is easy from both sides (mine and neighbours). Would like work done next 2 weeks once quoted and accepted. Pics not best but give jist want the backside (non driveway) side thinned/trimmed to give more light to neighbour.

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Garden tidy up

Posted 1 day ago

Remove 3 citrus, from raised garden including roots. Remove weeds from garden. Remove existing mulch and soil 20cm deep approx from raised gardens and replenish with Living Earth garden mix. Trim and shape neighbours trees along our boundary line. Remove all of the above from site.

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2 Trees Removed

Posted 3 days ago

We are looking to purchase our first home but the house we like has 2 big trees in the front yard. These (one in particular) have grown up and around the power lines supplying the neighbors houses. We would like a quote to clear the branches from the lines and a separate quote to completely remove the trees.

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Tree trimming and 3 yuccas removed

Posted 3 days ago

We would like these large pittosporums trimmed down to fence height and 3 large yuccas removed, with their stumps cut to ground level. All waste to be removed please.

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Tree pruning, removal, mulching

Posted 3 days ago

Several overgrown trees on tenant's property. Not sure how many to remove - depends on cost.

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Crazy bamboo quote

Posted 4 days ago

Roughly 100m ² and taller than a power pole, spreading on to my property..Cut and removed..

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Stump Removel

Posted 5 days ago

Removal of old Macrocarpa stump, Tree dropped well over 20 years ago.

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Hedge getting out of control

Posted 5 days ago

The hedge out front of this rental property is directly under powerlines and just to tall and wide. I would like it cut back down to a more managable 2.5 mts in height approx and the width reduced by as much is practical. Consideration would need to be given regards access to the property as the tenant has a dog. I have included before and after photos.

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Tree removal

Posted 6 days ago

I have several trees and shrubs I would like removed from the front of my property, highest approx 5m

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Tree removal

Posted 1 week ago

I need 2 large trees removed. Need a quote first.

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Two Trees to be Removed Pretty Please

Posted 1 week ago

We have two small-medium trees in our backyard which need removal. One is a yucca (3-4m) which is planted in a space in the deck. The other is a deciduous tree (4-5m tall) which is planted in a garden bed. I would like them chipped (if possible) and the chippings left on site. I can often be home during the day with prior arrangement.

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Tree Removal, Trimming and Minor Garden Demolition

Posted 1 week ago

I have some mature tree lucernes to be removed, a few other smaller trees, 2 x large Totaras to be trimmed and some garden bed type structures to be removed. Approx two days work to start, could be longer. Some material could be removed, option for some to stay on property as firewood or be burned on site. Keen to get underway asap.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 week ago

Quiet a few big trees surrounding the property. One of the trees has fallen on the neighbour's side due to the recent storms, photos attached and there are others that need to be chopped down as well. Need 2 quotes one for just the tree that has fallen and the second for all tree removals and excluding fruit trees. Thanks

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Some large trees need to be pruned

Posted 1 week ago

We have been asked by the neighbours to cut these trees as they are blocking their view. So we need a quote to prune these large trees by 1/3. Plus there are a couple of smaller trees that need branches cut at the same time.

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Trees Cut

Posted 1 week ago

We want our neighbours large avacado tree brances cut and some other trees cut. as it is obscuring our view Would like some quotes please thanks

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Stumps to go

Posted 1 week ago

I have a couple (or 3) stumps to be removed - 2 on a lawn and another in a garden area. Wanting to know costs to have these removed please

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 135,000 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

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove 3 trees from courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning in Alexandra

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove the tree to build a fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree growing over fence

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding - Point Chevalier

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree Removal


10th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fruit tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees to be cut back / tidied


4th May 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Queen & Washingtonia Palm Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Huge Elm needs to come down

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sycamore tree removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Need gardening to do the job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning some trees and stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage tree removal


19th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5
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