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Three Things To Consider When Planting Trees In Christchurch

If you are planning to add new trees to your Christchurch property as part of landscaping, it is important to choose the right plants if you want them to be successful and healthy.

There are three basic things should always be considered when you are deciding on which type of tree to plant - site, weather and the purpose of the tree. If you are not sure what would be best for your site, think about asking an arborist, who has knowledge of many tree varieties for advice. A local expert will also be able to advise you on the trees best suited to local conditions.

  1. Weather

    Depending on the location of your property in Christchurch, you need to think about the weather conditions and how they will affect the trees you plant.

    If you live in one of the seaside suburbs, for instance, you will need trees that can deal with salty conditions and potentially wind coming off the sea. If you live in the hills, you might need to consider plants that can cope with high winds and changes in temperature.

  2. Site

    There are many things to think about when considering your site in relation to the trees you want to plant. First you need to consider the soil as some varieties do better in sandy soil while others require dense material to survive. You also need to consider how the sun affects the property and whether the trees will be in full sun all day or will be shaded and whether they will be protected from the wind.

    Lastly, look at your site in terms of how much space your trees will have to grow and spread. Remember that trees spread underground as well so think about how the growing roots will affect your garden and house.

  3. What do you want trees for

    As well as the practical considerations of site and elements, thinking about what you want the trees to do for your site is also important. If your trees are to provide a strong visual element, then you might wish to look at exotic varieties with coloured leaves, while if you are planning to use the trees as shade, you will want to look for larger specimens with good leaf cover.

    If you aren’t sure how to manage the existing trees at your property or are looking at planting new varieties but aren’t sure where to start, then enlisting the help of a specialist arborist can help. As well as providing advice on the best types of tree, they can also assist with on-going maintenance to ensure your trees have a long and healthy life.

    If you do decide to get a professional in to help you, make sure you get an accurate quote for any work before signing a contract and check references before you hire. Most good tradespeople will have other satisfied customers who will provide testimonials, and you may even be able to see examples of previous work so check things out first.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sandy #2

Posted 6 hours ago

Large tree, lower branches to be removed and cut back, smaller tree to be cut back and stump to be removed.

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Garden work, tree removal, trellis installed and stained

Posted 1 month ago

Three trees need removing, also general garden trimming and tiding up to make more easy care. Also, require trellising to be painted and installed along the fence

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Cabbage tree removal & waste taken

Posted 1 week ago

Cabbage tree to be cut down and the waste from the tree removed. Stump grinding not required. Would like to be completed ASAP. Tree is approx 6m at a guesstimate.

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Tree stump removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tree stump removal required. Widest part just under 100cm. Height just under 90cm.

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Stump Grinding

Posted 2 days ago

Please supply a quote for stump grinding to remove 10 stumps as per photos, easy access from road. Location Shirley.

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Tree stump removal or grinding

Posted 1 month ago

7 stumps under 200mm 2 stumps under 300mm 2 stumps under 400mm.

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Tree Pruning

Posted 3 days ago

I have a reasonably large elm tree that requires pruning (reduced by a 1/3) and a couple of branches of a rouge cherry tree that need removing.

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Tree trimming #2

Posted 1 week ago

I'm needing some trees trimmed around my property. We usually get them trimmed 3 times a year. The company we usually use is no longer operating so we need someone reliable and reasonably priced Tops and fronts on all trees. 400mm off both the tops and sides Must be done on a week day after 12noon and all trimmings taken away. You will need your own equipment Please let me know when you can do it and cost.

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Stump removals

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have two tree stumps needing removal from a rental property.

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400mm stump removed

Posted 3 days ago

Need this 400mm stump taken out. I can dump it. Just need it ripped out

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Cabbage tree removal and ivy hedge (severe) cut back

Posted 3 weeks ago

A large cabbage tree that has become problematic. Also an ivy hedge that need attention.

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Tree Removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

A self-sown tree is growing close to the house and needs cutting down. I'd also like the tree cut into small enough sections to take to the tip in the car. I don't need the stump ground down, just the tree cut as close to the ground as possible to reduce damage to the house and guttering.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 day ago

I have a tree that needs to be removed asap (before Dec 10th) as getting scaffolding in and it will be in the way. I need the tree cut down, stump grinded and tree removed (if possible). Thank you

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Pruning

Posted 1 month ago

We have a number of mature trees that require pruning, wattle and magnolia etc. Be ideal if the green waste could be taken to the dump as well. Could be a days work I'd imagine but welcome to come check it out and gauge. Would prefer it was done sooner rather than later as our usual person has fallen through and we've been waiting some months now to have it done.

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Quote for cabbage tree removal and disposal

Posted 1 day ago

Please quote to remove this cabbage tree to waist height and dispose. Care needed as tree is in contact with house. Height approx 5m. Thank you.

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Tree stump removal

Posted 6 days ago

An old dry tree stump bout 92cm circumference to be removed prior to trasplant a small tree close to that site.

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Boundary tree prune

Posted 1 day ago

We have a rat problem and we know that a tree on our boundary needs to be pruned a lot. In the past I have done it myself but I don’t have the time to do it because I do a lot of working away now. It needs a big haircut.

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Heritage tree pruning

Posted 1 week ago

Hi there, I currently have a heritage tree growing on my property. I’ve called the council to trim this however as it’s on private property I am needing to maintain this myself. Just needing the branches trimmed as it’s starting to grow a little too big and nearly hitting my windows. A quote would be great for how much it would be to do a trim of the branches! Have attached a photo of the tree when I bought the property as an idea. Cheers

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Remove Large Trees

Posted 4 weeks ago

We have two large trees and a few small trees that need to be removed from an industrial site in Bromley. The largest one is near the main building so will need to be done by specialists. We will also want to see details of your liability insurance. Can arrange viewing during business hours. Will also make access better before work starts.

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Topping tress

Posted 1 month ago

High tress need topping as shading garden area

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 210,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Hedge Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim gum tree branch

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim large trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump removal grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th August 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 tree stumps to grind in Burwood

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of cabbage tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump Grinding

Work carried out by an employee of the company

28th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of palm tree fronds and trim olive trees

Work carried out by an employee of the company

30th May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove small tree and three shrubs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Magnolia hair cut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th June 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Trim Bamboo hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th November 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

Apricot tree stump removal once Level 2 arrives

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Trim trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th July 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump Grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th June 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd May 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree, Vegetation and Landscaping clearance

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th October 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for 6 years now with previous years experience in civil construction after the earthquakes i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices and quality of workmanship. we are also one of the first landscaping companies in canterbury to offer a buy now pay later interest free service.

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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in bringing tired looking sections to life and maintaining them to a very high standard. From construction to section maintenance and everything in between. Get your section looking it’s best with a free quote from Podium Landscapes & Gardens Ltd. > Ready Lawn turfing > Mowing > Hedge trimming > Line trimming > Tree pruning > Irrigation installs > Barking > Stones > Edg...

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Garden City Stumps

Joined November 2021

Stump grinding and tree trimming specialist, pruning, hedge trimming, tree removal,green and general waste removal, gardening and landscaping also offered.

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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Hi. Been in bussiness for 6years now with positive feed back from my clients. I'm a sole trader but can get people in for the bigger jobs! I take pride in my work and in providing a good service for my clients no matter how big or small the job. I like to Leave a job where the customer is happy with the works and with out blowing there budget. I do provide a variety of work around the home! Incl...

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Daniel

Joined March 2019

Hi, I have been in the construction industry more than 30 years.I am specialise in renovations and new builds, decks and fence.I am a LBP as well. Nice to meet you and give quotes and we can work from there. Cheers Daniel

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Rhino property maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2021

Property maintenance Garden maintenance FYI plumbing and electrical Rubbish removed Assist with Healthy Homes work Property inspections and reports Post tenant cleaning and repairs Pruning, spraying, mowing, landscaping. Insurance work

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Advanced Lawn Care

Joined July 2021

To Whom it may concern, I am a small landscaping business located in Prebbleton, Christchurch. Has an experience in all aspects of landscaping such as lawns, fences, decks, pavers, planting etc. Do not hesitate to give me a ring.

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Baseline Concrete and insulation

Joined January 2018

At Baseline Concrete we specialize in all aspects of Concrete. From house slabs to driveways, terraces and many more. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget. We are also have a home insulation business that we run specializing in making homes warmer and meeting the Nz stan...

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Easytrees

Joined January 2021

Qualified, experienced and fully insured, we provide all your tree care needs from formative pruning to full removals and emergency storm damage. We’re very flexible, servicing all of Canterbury

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At Your Request Property Services ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi, we are a family owned business. We pride ourselves in delivering the best results ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We provide competitive quotes and complete jobs at a affortable cost. Our services provide for residential and commercial.

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Ideal property maintenance

Joined February 2014

Ideal property maintenance is a small property maintenance company which provides maintenance services to both residential and commercial customers in the Canterbury area

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The budget lawn gardening and landscaping services

Joined July 2021

Hi there, we are here for your all gardening, lawn and landscaping services. we provide reliable, quick and affordable services around Christchurch. I am fully equipped to do lawn care, hedges trimming, tree pruning or any odd job. plan of selling your property call us for final makeover to get you top $$$. We do take regular clients for lawn mowing and gardening average lawn around christchu...

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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I just started my own business as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

I would like to take this time to introduce Yella Digga Ltd. We are an excavation company that has been servicing the Canterbury region for 10 years. We are a family owned and operated business. We are an experienced earthmoving company focusing on commercial and residential foundations, driveways and also dairy conversions. We can help from preparing the foundation for building your new hous...

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Hydroturf

Joined September 2010

Hydroturf We specialise in residential and commercial work across Christchurch and Selwyn Owner operator with many years of industry experience, I offer high quality workmanship along with expert advice. My comprehensive range of services includes: NEW LAWNS *Hydro-seeding *Mini loader work *Rotary Hoeing *Trenching *Irrigation Systems *Full site preparation *Roll out inst...

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude, I'm an operator in Civil works with a background in Landscaping and Conservation. I am a specialist in reclaiming overgrown vegetation and steep terrain maintenance. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job, big or small, to the highest standard and satisfaction.

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Gardens Direct

Joined September 2021

Hi, I have over 15 years experience in the gardening and landscaping field. We specialise in garden maintenance (from one-off tidy ups to scheduled on-going maintenance), lawn care- mowing and new lawns, tree care, fencing, landscaping and irrigation. We can also offer rubbish removal and general handyman jobs. We complete projects efficiently and on schedule, and go above and beyond to form lasti...

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Hansen tranter contracting ltd

Joined October 2017

Hi H-T contracting Ltd is a new company specialising in driveways and landscaping. We are also involved in handymen work and cleaning services. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Total Garden Solutions

Joined October 2021

Hi, I have started up a garden maintenance and landscaping company this spring after working in the horticulture field for many, I can provide many services such as all aspects of garden maintenance like lawn mowing, weeding, trimming hedges and pruning trees to more involved landscaping like paving, patios, ground work and more just ring or email me with your inquires.

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Avs smart solutions

Joined October 2021

Hello , I have 20 years experience in the construction industry . I am a licensed security technican and we can provide home camera systems and home security alarms , home theatre installation, electrical and computer cabling.

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