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Key Things To Consider When Hiring An Arborist In Auckland

If you are thinking about hiring a professional arborist to work on the trees in your Auckland garden or to help you plant new specimens as part of landscaping, it is important to find a contractor who combines skill, hard work and experience. You want to know that your trees will be in good hands, so it pays to do a little bit of research before choosing your tree surgeon.

A good arborist will be happy to visit your property and discuss the work you need before giving you an estimate. The estimate may vary depending on how much labour is involved and whether any equipment such as stump grinders or cherry pickers might need to be brought on site.

If you are comparing quotes, make sure you are comparing like for like. The cheapest quote is not necessarily the best choice so balance the cost with the service you will be receiving and the reputation of the person doing the work. Check whether the quote is for a fixed price or whether you might end up paying more if the job takes longer than expected or is more complicated than first thought.

If you are planning to have your trees regularly maintained then ask whether the firm offers a package for annual maintenance at special rates.

Before entrusting your trees to anyone, check out their previous work. A reputable tradie will be able to provide references and, in the case of tree surgeons you may even be able to drive past and see work they have done at other Auckland properties. You could also ask if they have any formal qualifications or are a member of a professional organisation.

Before you commit to a price, ask the arborist to explain exactly what they will be doing and how it will benefit your trees, and what the quote includes. For example, check if it includes clearing the site once the work is done.

You might also like to find out whether the firm owns its equipment if heavier machinery like cherry pickers will be needed, or whether it rents or sub-contracts. Check that the company has the relevant insurance and health and safety standards particularly if your trees are large, and the workers may be high up during the pruning.

Lastly, find out if the company offers a guarantee on its work. This could help you in the unlikely situation that damage is caused to your trees, or the work compromises the health of the tree later on.

Before you undertake any work on trees, you should also make sure that none of the specimens on your property are protected because if they are you may find restrictions placed on your changes or you may need council permission for the work. You can check the tree register held by Auckland City Council to determine if any trees near you are protected and get advice from a council planner.

Latest arborists articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering arborists related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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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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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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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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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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We take you through the steps of turning your landscaping dreams into a reality.  Adding value to your property doesn’t have to stop at the back door - and with the rise in popularity of ‘indoor-outdoor flow’, backyards have become quite the asset.  We’ve done the hard ‘yards’ for you and

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

Ripping ... Macrocarpa Sleepers to 200 x 50

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have got 17 200 x 100 Macrocarpa Sleepers on site of varied length between 3m to 5m. I need to rip them into 200 x 50for a landscaping project. I am looking for a chainsaw person who can do the job with reasonable cost. Please get back if it sounds like you.

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Hedge Cutting

Posted 1 month ago

Cut a backyard hedge which is 9m long x 3.5m high (approx) Our side of the hedge to be severely cut back and the height to be reduced to 2.5m. Hedge cuttings to be removed from site. Access to the backyard from the driveway is via a 1 metre wide x 9m long accessway through the garage. (Furniture and stuff is stored in the garage hence the narrow accessway). Timeframe is asap - for example Thursday 24 June would be ideal.

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Clearing garden site

Posted 3 days ago

Removal of most garden site in order to replant garden (size of site is around 300m2 There are 2 phoenix palms and 2 washingtonia palms (medium size) and some other yuccas and patch of bamboo - all requiring stump grinding Requires site visit to assess

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Arborist - trees, shrubs, hedge

Posted 1 month ago

1 coniferous tree to be removed, 2 coniferous trees and a bunch of mixed shrubs/trees to be be pruned, hedge trimming. Removal.

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Tree removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

The tree fell down and we need it removed

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Large Yukka trees

Posted 1 week ago

We want to remove 3 large Yukka trees from the eastern boundary of our back garden. We live on an elevated site - that has limited width around the house to the back garden. We have removed a tree several years ago that required stump grinding (equipment can fit) We would like quotes and timeframes of when this is possible.

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Remove part of partially downed tree

Posted 6 days ago

We had part of a tree come down on our house over the weekend. We'd like someone to come out asap to remove the broken parts. Would expect it to be about a $250 job but will pay $300 to get it done today or tomorrow.

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Titoki hedge needs trimming

Posted 3 weeks ago

Titoki hedge needs trimmed. In pic behind Tramp. Also smaller griselina hedge.

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Magnolia Tree Topping

Posted 3 weeks ago

Topping Magnolia Grandiflora by half and away from neighbours boundary. Also trimming second tree from neighbours boundary. To include removal of Silver Birch in a few months, but the Magnolia is the priority. Neighbour to pay for work on their side.

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Cut down tree's & mulch - at home

Posted 2 weeks ago

Residential home property, has a couple of Pukka, cabbage tree & ivy that needs to be cut down and mulched. I have cut down some - Seeking quotes - please refer to photos.

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Griselinia hedge + Tree & stump grinding & Scrub removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

I need the hedge & tree removed completely including stumps + scrub bush. Need Job completed in July

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Hedge and tree pruning in overgrown garden

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 12 grisiliena hedge trees and 3 olive trees that need pruning in a Grey Lynn garden. I want approximately 1- 1.5 metres cut off the top of them all. The grisiliena hedge needs to be cut

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Tree removal and stump grinding

Posted 1 month ago

4 palm trees and a few small trees need to be cut and stumps grinded to match driveway level. There is also one extra large palm tree stump needs to be grinded as shown in the photos. You will need to remove the river stones and weed mat. There may be a water pipe running across so need someone with experience.

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Pruning of large trees and bourgainvillea

Posted 3 weeks ago

Some corner trees need a couple of metres off the top, hedge (eugenias) need trimming and bourgainvillea. There are also neighbour trees very high which I would like to discuss if they can be trimmed back.

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2x Kawakawa Tree stumps and root removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal of 2 kawakawa tree stumps and roots.

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Clear out cut trees or mulch them

Posted 1 week ago

As per the photos, I have cut down some tree’s at home (tree’s include Pukka, Cabage tree, Ivy and Totara). I am looking for someone to either take these away or mulch them (which ever is the easiest/cheapest option). Please reach out with your best timeframe and quote. The pile (as per photos’) is roughly 7meters long and 3 meters wide.

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Remove 3 Trees and 1 Stump

Posted 1 week ago

Remove 3 trees (including stumps) and 1 stump

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Fila's Tree

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a tree (not very big) that has a branch falling off because of strong winds. We need that cut off. There is a branch that is close to the powerlines on the roadside. We want that branch cut off. Lastly, we'd like to have the tree pruned if possible to be a bit smaller.

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Trim trees to boundary below gutter height

Posted 4 days ago

we need to get the trees behind and to the side 2 houses thinned so that the sun can be let in The trees to the side need to be cut below the gutters whilst the trees at the rear tinned to let light in. there are a couple that will need to be removed as they are weeds lastly also trees along the main driveway trimmed back as they are quite low most likely a days work

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Plum Tree pruning & hedge trim

Posted 1 month ago

We need a plum tree to be pruned & a hedge to be trimmed

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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.

Pruning and tidy of trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of trees from front yard and section

Work carried out by an employee of the company

3rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 2

Urgent tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Tree Stump Needs Removing


2nd June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

pam trees to be romoved and stump grinding done .

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Cut down 3 trees in Sandringham

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal & Trimming of the Branches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of Tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree branch cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Hedge Cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prune old grapefruit tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trimming/tidying 4 x palms and 1 x cabbage tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove Tree, Grid Stump and remove waste


19th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree trimming and pruning #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 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

Tree and stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th March 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mt Albert Road Royal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Elite Home & Garden

Joined September 2018

Hi, we have been in the landscaping, gardening and decorating business for more than 18 years. We are very professional and committed to providing the highest trade standards. Our aim is to focus on beautifying your home and garden offering sustainable solutions. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. Call today for a no-commitment quote, or even fo...

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Sharp Hedges Ltd

Joined July 2016

Hi, I'm Haydn, a Kiwi bloke who has built my business from scratch. *Winner of an Albert-Eden Business Award in 2019. *Nominated for a Westpac Auckland Business Award in 2018. *Awarded "5-star tradie" for Builderscrack for 2017 and 2018 *Awarded "Top tradie" for Builderscrack 2019 I have been working in Central Auckland for the past 17 years, doing hedges, lawn-mowing, gardening and gar...

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Muzz's Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Muzz's Maintenance Ltd is operated and owned by Mitchell Murray. Mitchell leads a young diverse team on jobs throughout Auckland, New Zealand. We are based in West Auckland. We are passionate about simple, holistic and regenerative solutions. We provide refined garden maintenance and landscaping from concept design to creation. We hope to share our vision of organic yet simple solutions to...

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PTR solutions limited

Joined May 2021

Hi we’re family owned and operated business And specialise in landscaping, lawn and garden maintenance as well as concrete footpaths driveways, decks and retaining walls, we also do small residential renovations and custom work. Give us a call for a free quote :)

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Excellent Tree Services Ltd

Joined July 2016

We look after ALL your TREE care needs - removals, pruning, stumps, hedges, chipping. We are based in Pakuranga and work Auckland wide with a Professional and personal approach. We are Qualified arborists with over 20 years experience. Fully Insured. No job too big or small. We will not disappoint. So choose us for a free no obligation quote.

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Green N Clean

Joined May 2019

We at Green N Clean work to maintain and present your property up to and in excess of the way you want it looking. Using our knowledge and expertise, we thoroughly evaluate every property and discuss the client’s options. Our prices are very competitive, our service par excellence – you can be rest assured that once hired, we are always there for you! Our main services include: Lawn Mowing,...

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Handyman Alan

Joined June 2021

Handyman services. Small gib repairs. Painting internal and external(single story only). Tiling. Site clearing - post building. Site clearing - pest plant vegetation. Mowing and garden services. Weed spraying - Growsafe qualification.

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Champion Tree Services Ltd

Joined January 2017

Champion Tree Service is an Auckland based company. We specialise in all aspects of tree work and can help with any tree related issues at a competitive price. Our climbers are fully qualified with years of experience and will ensure your trees are pruned and or removed safely and efficiently. Our skilled, knowledgeable and approachable staff will give you an honest and professional assessment...

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The Property Makeover

Joined April 2015

Hi I'm Glen from The Property Makeover, we have an experienced team of landscapers who can install ready lawn, paving, property tidy up's, and garden makeovers for both residential and commercial properties. We provide affordable landscaping solutions and garden design with a focus on maximising the value added to your property. See our website for client feedback and photos. Feel free to get in...

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nubuildnz

Joined December 2013

Hi, We are a family run, specializing in property maintenance company in West Auckland for the past 5 years. While we do maintenance if required, small projects that required registered contractors can be combined into a managed package by us also. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and competing jobs on budget. Check out our website www. ... .nz

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Marama Gardens

Joined February 2012

Mark is a trained and qualified Horticulturalist,Landscaper & Gardener with over 30 years experience. He guarantees you job satisfaction and will - arrange - design - build and maintain your residential and commercial property.Mark is interested in your ideas and aims to help you achive the outdoor living you desire.No job too small and from scratch creation a speciality including section clearing...

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Tradie

Joined May 2017

Hi there, I am both an arborist (stump removal,tree trump and roots posion killer) and heat pump installer by qualification and working history for each. Please read on for full details of each, plus photos below. I have been specializing in installing Heat pumps and maintenance for many years know. I have EST registration to work on Heat pumps. I have references to accompany this. If you ar...

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Woodsourcelimited

Joined December 2019

Hi my name is Deane and my business partner is Arran we are friendly Reliable qualified and insured arborists who love our work and complete all jobs to the highest standards .Call now for Friendly free advice and quotes

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All Handyman Works Ltd

Joined August 2014

All garden design and maintenance by experienced gardeners. We work at affordable prices and leave you with a garden area you can enjoy for all seasons. We are experienced with Installation of All Garden types, Including Vege Gardens/ Hedges/Tree Work/ Pruning/ Extensive Weeding/Spraying/ Basic Landscaping/. We are experienced with design setups for maximum visual impact for events as well. Any...

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Weatherstone Landscapes Limited

Joined January 2016

Weatherstone Landscapes is highly regarded for their ability to transform outdoor spaces to reflect clients needs and ideas. We are a small family owned business specialising in Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance. Experienced, highly skilled specialist Landscaper to offer our clients an efficient, professional service - guaranteed to the highest standards. Oh and.... Service wit...

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Turf and Tree Solution Ltd

Joined July 2018

Landscape Arborist company large and small jobs, From full new section and house landscapeing. Lawns , sport turf, retaining and planting . Tree trimming and removal, along with Hedge trimming,

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Affordable Stump Grinding

Joined August 2020

Ugly stumps removed quickly. My machine is track mounted and only exerts 4lb per sq inch on your lawn so no horrible wheel marks to repair. I can remove most stumps from small to large. I informed by my clients that my quotes are very competitive.

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New Leaf Landscaping

Joined July 2020

New Leaf Landscaping has been going for 20 years. Doing all kinds of work from small retaining walls, planting and plant sourcing, pruning, tree work,stump removal, small landscaping jobs,lawn mowing,garden weeding and weed spraying.

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Jarrod Goile

Joined September 2020

Quality assured workmanship at a very reasonable price. Certified tradies for just about any job. Working with the customer to meet their demands without delay.

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Daily Grind Stump Grinding

Joined April 2015

Hi, Daily Grind is an owner/operator run business. We specialise in difficult access stump grinding, i.e stumps in raised planters or at the rear of a property that has restricted access. However, we have the machinery for all jobs, no matter how big or small. We are fully qualified and insured arborists and we pride ourselves in doing a meticulous job and customer satisfaction is our number one...

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