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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Remove tree causing sewer pipe damage

Posted 1 week ago

Young pohutakawa tree roots are damaging sewer pipe on neighbors property. Tree needs to be felled and stump poisoned to kill roots. We want to keep the tree for firewood.

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Quote to cut down big tree

Posted 6 days ago

Need a price up to cut down tree on property. Can meet on the property if need to this coming week.

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Tall tree removal plus pruning tall trees

Posted 1 week ago

1) Birch tree, approximately 15 metres tall, has to be removed. It is close to the house and the fence with neighbors. 2) pruning of another smaller tree 6 metres high approximately - same property 3) pruning overhanging branches that are outside of our property but hangover the fence, they are 15 meters tall approximately - same property The work require experienced arborist with the right equipment and liability insurance

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Tree pruning & stump removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

I removed a creeper from my fence, but 8-9 stumps remain & need to be removed as they are interfering with attempts to replace the fence pickets (zoom in on photo of one). Also, a tree has become overgrown & needs 3 metres taken off the top (photo from when it had leaves [which have now fallen off] attached)

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Fruit tree removal & exposed root removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

I have 3 medium sized citrus trees and 1 large sized plum tree for removal The plum tree roots have pushed up some of the pavers so would like to get those roots removed so the pavers can sit flat again

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Wanted - up to 20 metres of tree chip - free

Posted 1 day ago

Calling all tree-mendous arborists.. we can take up to 20 cubic metres of chip between now and Saturday morning. Access is via a tarsal driveway, so you wont get stuck :) The only thing we would ask is no crap - gorse, palm, etc - and we would (please) like mainly tree chip not leaf mulch. If you can do this we will be happy to offer a dozen beers (corona or similar) for each 10 metre load. Please TEXT - not phone - me on ... to organise access etc THANKS SO MUCH, Lincoln 🙏🙏🙏

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Pin Oak Removal - Avondale

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a pin oak on our property some of which hangs over our house. Due to the damage the roots are causing and the relative size of the tree to the property we are looking to get it removed.

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Stump grinding

Posted 4 weeks ago

Grinding of 1 stump of about 12 inches that has been chainsawed to ground level and a second stump that is also at ground level and has a base of 18 inches but has multiple roots that spread out for approx a square metre

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Hedge removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Large hedge to be cut out and waste deposed of. Hedge is 13m along a fence line. 5-6m tall. No stump removal, just cut to ground level.

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Remove stumps

Posted 2 days ago

Hi We would like at least 3 stumps removed

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Stump grinding

Posted 2 weeks ago

Yukka's have been chopped down now need quote for stump grinding - access is very limited.

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Backyard magnolia tree prune

Posted 1 week ago

Our magnolia tree hasn’t been trimmed for a few years and blocks a lot of sun. It’s at least 5m tall. I’d like as heavy a prune as possible while keeping it healthy. Access from the property is from our flat concrete backyard, once booked in I’ll need to talk to the neighbours about their side of the tree. Timing flexible. All green waste must be removed. I can share a photo with tomorrow for more info. Thanks

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Hedge trimming

Posted 1 month ago

Hedges and shrubs trimmed. One hedge very tall, the others reasonable height.

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Stump Grinding

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have 4 to 5 Tree stumps still around my lawn which is from some previous owner's tree cutting work. I need those all to be gone or grinding work may be. Need quote as i dont want to spend too much on it. Just want to make place clean . Please advise quote and when can be done. Thanks.

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Remove yuccas

Posted 1 week ago

Would like someone to remove 9 yuccas in the backyard. Example attached.

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Tree Removeal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need to remove the tree as shown in the photo.

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Tree pruning and bamboo removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have several trees that are in need of a good pruning, but we also have a small area of bamboo that we want to get removed.

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Tree & scrub removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Removal of two medium-sized trees and several shrubs and plants in preparation for essential drain-laying work.

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Removal of 4 + trees

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there looking for a price for the removal of 4 trees and stump grinding if possible. Please contact to arrange a quote Thanks

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Remove the whole big tree

Posted 3 days ago

the big tree beside the concrete fence caused problem for the property , and need to be removed totally , pls give reasonable quotation . thanks location : Meadowbank area / central Auckland see photos

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 166,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Palm tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

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 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

chip pile of branches

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
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 5

1 Large Tree Stump to Remove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 4

Stump grinding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

6th July 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Hedge Trimming at my property on all 4 sides

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stumps removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

25th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

guava stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Remove Yakka Plant in a pot.

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and Stump Grinding


29th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Phoenix Palm Removal #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd May 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Remove a Plum Tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Stumps removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and Tree prunning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Palm trees pods and seeds trimmed

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

17th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
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 3
Communication
 3

Cut 1 dead tree and 1 semi dead

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
Communication
 5

Tree removal and stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Feijoa tree removal


14th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Prune trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

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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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Urban Flora

Joined June 2020

I provide a wide range of gardening service from routine maintenance to one off overhauls. Plus UrbanFlora has full business insurance including Public Liability and coverage for any house I am working at. Thanks for your consideration

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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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XTC Commercial Ltd

Joined June 2017

XTC Commercial is a family owned business. We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and happy customers. We are well equipped to complete any general household plumbing work, as well as roofing repairs for your home or business. Our standard rates are; Call Out Fee $90 +gst (includes the first 30 mins of work) Hourly Rate $79 +gst (for every hour after the first 30 mins of work, for one e...

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Classical Elements Limited

Joined December 2019

Hello we are a company that provides an array of services. We have a 3T Tipper truck and also trailers available with driver for cartage, section maintenance and repairs inside and out. Fencing/retainer walls. Welding and fabrication. Professional house cleaning, end of tenancy.

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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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Vision Landscaping and Construction

Joined September 2019

The friendly, professional team here at Vision Landscaping & Construction have 15 years experience in building, renovating, landscaping, and maintaining commercial and residential properties. While we specialize in project management of larger renovations and property makeovers, we also do smaller jobs from time to time including regular maintenance. We are very professional and work hard to...

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KFC Limited

Joined April 2010

Hi, We specializes in the construction of residential and commercial projects. Involving in new built, renovation, upgrade from small to large scale in Auckland region. We are extremely focused on the delivery of our construction projects to be completed in time with quality and on budget. Formed in 2015 and privately-owned company that is a strong, stable and reliable force in the constructio...

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Total Property Renovations Ltd

Joined May 2011

Total Property Renovations Ltd, 60 percent of the work that my business does is full renovations including building, stopping, painting, carpet supply and installing and paving. I currently have about 17 tradesmen in many feilds. My business is reg master painters and we oparate in very conpetitive markets high quility markets. Although new to this system I have many satisfied customers you can ca...

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The Pressure's On

Joined April 2020

We are a family business, located in Auckland, who specialise in property maintenance services, including yard care and lawn mowing, house washing and water blasting. Our prices are very reasonable. We are professional and reliable and work hard to go the extra mile for our clients. Please contact us for a free quote.

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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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udara caldera

Joined June 2015

Dear Sir/Madam, We are from crewcut and garden services, is a professional, experienced and quality residential and gardening services business. Also Trading as Crewcut..And we also have public liability insurance for an amount of $1,000,000.00. Our services  Residential cleaning , Gutter cleaning, Water blasting, house washing etc…  Commercial cleaning Daily/Periodic cleaning, Industrial...

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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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The Garden Masters 2020

Joined January 2020

Hi we are The Garden Masters Property Maintenance and Handyman Services Getting your garden ready for Spring? End of tenancy tidy Rubbish Removal Flat Pack Assembly If you want a child friendly garden - have a playground of sandpit installed or wanting a garden of distinction - call us We are Skilled Lawn and garden providers, lawn and garden maintainers We are Owner operator: Micha...

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Apex Tree Services

Joined June 2011

A passionate Arborist Horticulturalist with over 30 yrs experience Qualified working with plants and trees totally professional all work undertaken hedges removals shaping view restoration etc very competive rates All work considered

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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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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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Treemendous Tree Service

Joined September 2015

At Treemendous Tree Service we have over 10 years experience in the industry. We work hard to keep our clients satisfied. Whether your hedge needs its yearly haircut, you have a site which needs clearing or you have a large or dangerous tree which needs removing. We have a truck, 18 inch chipper, stump grinder and a 6 ton digger with a grapple to take on the small and large jobs. $5000,000...

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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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Niko's Tree Services

Joined August 2017

Hi, we are a professional tree service company offering great services at affordable prices. We cut trees, stump trees, trim down hedges, mow lawns, remove rubbish and also yard cleaning. Free quote available

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Stott and Co Tree Experts

Joined October 2019

Hi, we've been in the tree industry for 20+ years, are fully qualified (Advanced Certificate in Horticulture, Level 4 Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture), knowledgeable, highly skilled and insured (just for your peace of mind). We are professional, safety conscious, hard working and pride ourselves on our exceptional knowledge of the industry and giving exceptional service - nothing makes us...

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