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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Tree trimming

Posted 13 hours ago

Hi, I would like to have a single row of boundary tree/hedges trimmed. The trees are currently around 4-5m high and I would like around 2.5m cut off the top. I believe the trees are Pittosporum but not 100%. Refer to photos. I just want the one line of trees on the boundary trimmed. There is a palm and a Yakka tree shown in the photos but these do not need to be trimmed. There are also trees/bushes on the neighbours side of the boundary (far side of the Pittosporum in the photos) which do...

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2 small trees trimmed and waste removed

Posted 1 week ago

I have two trees which are overgrown that i would like cut. I would be looking at getting it cut right back away from the unit (lining up with path), topped to about half a meter above the fence line (for privacy from neighbours) and then trimmed on either side of each tree. I have provided a picture of what its like now and what i want it to be like but topped at the top a bit more. PLEASE PROVIDE QUOTE for this job which will including taking the waste away from the property.

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Remove tree, grind stump, prune oak tree

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove 20 foot tree and grind stump. Remove dead wood from underneath of oak tree Remove debris from site Immediate start

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Trimming hedge

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Looking to trim our hedge down to the 2nd level of our house. It hasn't been touched in a while. Approx 15 to 20m long. Cheers, Indika

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TREE PRUNING AND POSSIBLY REMOVAL

Posted 2 days ago

Pruning and removal of privet.

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Tree

Posted 1 week ago

hi we have a cherry tree that has been cut a couple of years ago they have left the tree at about six foot and would just like it cut at ground level thanks

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Hedge trimming

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hedges at rear of property need a trim and shape - 50cm off the top. Two small Ornamental pear trees need a trim and shape.

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Residential tree removal in Panmure, Central-East Auckland

Posted 3 days ago

I have one tree that needs removing, and an additional tree stump to be cut and removed. Pictures are included to show the location on the property and size of both. Prefer to have this work done before Christmas. This is a private residence, open to the work being carried out during the week-day or weekend.

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Remove 2 trees

Posted 1 day ago

need to remove 2 trees from front of house.

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Tree trimming and removal

Posted 1 week ago

Cutting trimming of part of a tree with a broken fallen branch and trimming back of a fejoa tree including removal.

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Palm trim

Posted 4 days ago

I would like our palm trimmed. Mainly the 4 lower fronds and the seed pods from last year that are now very heavy, and also the new seed pod shoots. The work is at about the height of 7-8 metres and the palm has a deck built around it so access will need to be by ladder.

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Olive Tree Height Reduction and Pruning

Posted 1 week ago

Trim the top of 11 Olive trees to reduce the height by approx 1.5m and prune sides. Want to prune so they fill in foliage lower down to block the view of the neighbours if possible, as the foliage is now too high. They are currently approx. 4-5m high. Thanks.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 week ago

cut down and removal of tree as shown No need to grind stump

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Hedge Trimming

Posted 5 days ago

I'm looking to get my hedges trimmed including the tops with removal of the clippings. The top of the hedges on the high side can be reached via the neighbours property (with their permission).

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Tree pruning

Posted 2 weeks ago

Cut roughly half the large Totara. Plus prune the other 2 trees. Any wood that can be used for firewood can be left here. Preference for someone with good reviews on any website, or any work done in the area.

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Cut down yukka

Posted 1 week ago

We need this yukka trimmed right down to below fence height. Yukka leans over neighbours property, but we have been granted access. Neighbour have gardens with new plants so needs to be felled without damage being caused. Needs to be done urgently so can build hut for son before Xmas!

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Stump removal: 2 or 3 stumps

Posted 2 weeks ago

Removal of 2 or 3 stumps. Depending on price. See photos for size of stumps and priority order of removal, size is relative to my average size ladies foot! Welcome to view before if I’d you like

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Tree & Rock Removal Onehunga

Posted 2 weeks ago

This is a simple job to remove a medium tree (B), a small plant (A) and some rocks to leave the area bare. The items are labeled in the picture, The end result is that the entire area looks like point (D) in the picture. PLEASE PUT YOUR PRICE IN THE MESSAGE YOU SEND ME.

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Stump removal

Posted 1 week ago

Removal of some small tree stumps. Griselenas, about 20.

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Full removal of banana trees incl stumps

Posted 1 week ago

There are about15 banana trees that have been growing wildly in my garden. They all need to be removed including all dead plants, living trees, leaves and stumps

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 150,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Pt Chev 6 tree/stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree & Rock Removal Onehunga

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fiejoa

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mt Eden Oak tree trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd December 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Onehunga stump grinding job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree stump grinding & removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Olive Trees

Work carried out by an employee of the company

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Elm

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tall, spindly tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning, hedge trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 x Stump Grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Elevated branch trimming

Work carried out by an employee of the company

2nd December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees Must Go!

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Tree Cutting, clearing and removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove 2 stumps

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree removal and stump grinding | Herne Bay

Work carried out by an employee of the company

5th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of wisteria vine

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 3

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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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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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West Coast Contractors

Joined July 2018

Specialising in earthworks, excavations, and associated site works. Providing a range of services from basement dig-outs to site clean ups, equipped with the resources to assist on any projects that involve earthmoving and digging. Offering free onsite quotes anywhere in the greater Auckland area. We pride ourselves in completing your job on time and on budget.

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Landscapes by Design

Joined March 2014

Hi, we've been landscaping gardens for 15 years in the Auckland Region. We specialise in all soft landscaping, edible gardens, pond & water features design and build. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlins for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competative quotes and completing your job on budget.

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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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Helsby Construction Group Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we’re a property maintenance & light constructionc company. We specialise in areas such as kitchen/bathroom renovations, decks and fences, minor extensions/fit outs, exterior maintenance, cladding, as well as smaller items as well. We provide ourselves simply on delivering results for our customers, and believe wholeheartedly in a collaborative approach to any project.

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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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Muzz's Maintenance

Joined August 2018

Muzz's Maintenance Ltd is operated and owned by Mitchell Murray. Mitchell leads a young team who share a passion for efficient design by igniting neglected spaces and alleviating areas back into refined condition. Our service covers minor one-off projects to ongoing all-round property maintenance of homes in Auckland. We endorse an eco-friendly approach to landscaping and plant care, improvin...

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Treefrogs Arborcare Ltd

Joined July 2010

Safe ,reliable, fully insured,satisfaction guaranteed. Qualified arborists and climbers. Jobs range from a rubbish removal ,tree surgery ,landscaping, stump grinding, Quick efficient and reliable.

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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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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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Felag Landscape Gardening Limited

Joined August 2016

Hi, Felag Landscape Gardening Ltd is owned and operated by Fetuli Aholahi and specializes in providing quality landscapes and gardening services for residential and commercial clients who are passionate about creating gardens that are both distinctive and pleasing to the discerning eye. Originally from the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga, Fetuli’s interests and passion for gardening goes way back to...

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AMS property services

Joined February 2017

AMS Property Services Ltd - Professional Contractors - Tree work, section clearing, rubbish removal, demolition, general labouring. Fully insured and setup for both residential and commercial works.

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Good Roots Garden Projects

Joined August 2019

It is my passion to develop and maintain planted spaces and garden projects. Show me what you have now and tell me what you want to improve for your outdoor living space. Are your trees and plants healthy? Do you have the walkways and functional living space to suit your needs? My experience includes; • garden beds and vertical gardens • paving and stepping stones • ready lawns, seeding...

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Pronto Building and Landscapes Ltd

Joined February 2017

Here at Pronto Building and Landscapes we pride our-selves on a fast, efficient response to all inquires. Also the standard of craftsmanship is paramount to our business. We do specialize in mainly decks, fencing, and retaining walls etc. But we have in the past had quite a few small builds, (Sleep-outs, Garages, Farm Sheds, etc ) The Pronto Pride: On time. Within budget.. .

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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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Baines Contracting

Joined August 2018

Hi, Ive been working around diggers and earthworks, civil construction and drainage for the last 7 years. I enjoy working outdoors and being hands on. I specialise in all aspects of digger work, from general earthworks, site clearing and basic landscaping to trenching and demolition of concrete driveways. We also do garden retaining walls, decking restoration, garden clearing, green waste removal,...

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Strong Builds Ltd

Joined December 2019

Motivated and Qualified, Let us bring a new look to your backyard. I'm a team of one but with the help of Kaha Builds we get through any sized work! I've been in the industry for 6 years now and I have a burning passion in bringing premium workmanship to locals at affordable rates! I'm new to Builderscrack hence the reviews but give us a try we won't dissapoint! We take pride in our work and lo...

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Tupous Contracting Services

Joined March 2018

We do concrete/metal driveways and footpaths, timber/brick fencing, pavings, all stone works, trenching, land contouring, site clearing and preparation, retaining wall, stump removal and basic landscaping.

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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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Supreme sections gardening landscaping

Joined April 2017

We are a gardening landscaping service covering most of auckland. We can do everything from lawns and maintenance to building your whole outdoor area. Great rates one stop shop anything outside you need get in touch and we can sort it. Supremesections.co.nz for more info. Chris

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