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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barbadoes Street

Posted 1 month ago

to prune 2 x trees and remove branch against house

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Tree removal

Posted 1 week ago

Tree on the back lawn needs removing .

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Tree removal

Posted 5 days ago

Need to remove tree, trees in yard need to remove

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Tree removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Remove trees along the fences Stump grind Mulch leave onsite

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Tim Emery

Posted 4 weeks ago

Quote on pruning overhanging tree

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Small stumps around garden to grind

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, I've got about 6-8 very small stumps from trees I've cut down around my garden that I need to be removed. I'd like it done within the next day or three if possible so please only contact me if you have availability this week or weekend cheers :)

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Lindsay nicholson

Posted 2 weeks ago

hi im after a price to chop down two silver birchs and a stump grind cheers

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Tree Pruning & Removal

Posted 1 month ago

x 2 Trees removed & several pruned back from power lines on property

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Autumn Tidy Up

Posted 2 months ago

Require pruning of two large silver birch trees, a Magnolia tree and a cherry tree.

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Macrocarpa Tree Felling

Posted 6 days ago

Two large Macrocarpa tress forming a hedge around our house and over hanging neighboring fence property that needs felling and green waste removed. I.e we want to keep the wood.

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Two Trees to be Removed Pretty Please

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Stump removal

Posted 1 month ago

I have a tree stump that I would like removed or grinded, it is about an inch above ground

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Kevin Street

Posted 6 days ago

Remove Hoheria in back yard including limb fallen and lying on neighbours fence. Stump cut low. Cut back trees overhanging neighbours roof and clear off drive. Wood & brush removed.

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Tree topper

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wanting two trees to be topped

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Removal of large cabbage tree

Posted 1 week ago

I have one large cabbage tree that I would like removed. Located next to the house, approximately 10m tall.

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Tree removal

Posted 2 months ago

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

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Cutting down three cabbage trees

Posted 1 week ago

I need three cabbage trees cut down. pn our front lawn. They are about 6 metres high

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Tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

As per photo, tree has been cut down a bit

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Tree Pruning/Hedge trimming

Posted 1 month ago

I’m am looking for someone to prune 5 mop head trees and trim hedge/bushes. In the next 2-3 weeks would be good

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Cut down my tree

Posted 1 month ago

Cut down a tree in my front garden to ground level. You'll need a chainsaw, I don't have one. Also remove the trunk or cut into logs/rounds

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With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Autumn Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Mike Eady


8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

trimming to reduce height of trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

let in the light

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Remove tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree grinding - 3 stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Branch removal


19th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

lindsay nicholson

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and hedge

Work carried out by an employee of the company

7th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

28th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Golden Elm requiring a prune

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree and stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning & Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage tree removal


19th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Major trim of several trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cut down my tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove 3 trees from courtyard

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fruit tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ivy pruning and x1 tree to be shaped

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Hydroturf and Tree Services

Joined September 2010

Hydroturf and Tree Services We specialise in residential and commercial work across Christchurch and Selwyn With many years of industry experience, we offer highest quality of workmanship along with expert advice and guaranteed customer satisfaction. Our comprehensive range of services includes: ​TREES *Tree Removals *Height Reduction *Trimming *Thinning *Hedge Trimming *Branch...

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CJS Services NZ Limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, my name is Chris from CJS Services. I have a number of years experience carrying out work for residential and commercial clients. I pride myself on being friendly upfront and punctual. Feel free to contact me for a free no obligation quote. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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Chris's contracting

Joined November 2018

Chris's contracting covers most aspects of building and renovations I specialise in all aspects of plastering interior and exterior and my brother is a fully qualified builder we take pride in our work and leave all work done to the best quality possible please don't hesitate to get in contact look forward to hearing from you!

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Brothers Landscapes

Joined August 2013

We have been a family business for the last 17 years and offer the complete landscaping and construction package from tree felling, ready lawn, irrigation, paving, retaining walls, fencing, decks, concreting, planting, renovations, new builds and much more. FREE quote to transform your section. Experienced, professional and on time. Phone Brothers Landscapes and Construction in Christchurch for a...

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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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At Your Request Property Maintenance 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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Fowlertrades

Joined January 2017

Im a small family bussiness operating for 5 years now that Does a variety of jobs inside and out of your property including removing all rubbish and clearing all property rubbish left from tenants! Tree trimmimg, hedge trimming, tree felling, stump Grinding also lawn mowing. Or needing a tidy up before sale.

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LDH CONTRACTING

Joined October 2017

We have Contractors based in every major city throughout New Zealand operating under Labour-Day-Hire Contracting. Our business is to provide Expert Project Management offering Competitive Wholesale Pricing, but if preferable, we also cover General Labour Only. We cater to all forms of Home Renovations, Landscaping and General Construction. Enquire now to discuss your requirements.

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bud landscaping

Joined October 2014

We offer a wide range of landscaping services, from Driveways, new lawns, irrigation and gardens right through to fences and decks! We are a Canterbury owned and operated business and cover jobs from North right through to South Canterbury. We offer a fixed price guarantee, and pride ourselves on meeting our clients needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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ACP CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

Joined March 2019

Combined we have 30+yrs experience within the Civil Construction and Landscaping trade and can offer a vast variety of Civil Construction and Landscaping services. We take pride in our work, therefore being able to offer fair competitive prices to suit your budget is a must. We are reliable and our time management allows for us to be able to make our deadlines. Both of us hold our Comprehensive f...

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VP Home Maintenance & Gardening

Joined March 2015

Home Maintenance and Gardening services in Christchurch, since 2013. Based in Papanui Christchurch. Please refer to Face book page https://www.facebook.com/pg/vp.hmg/posts for photo gallery.

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Podium Landscapes & Gardens Limited

Joined June 2017

We specialise in keeping your property in a clean, crisp, sharp & tidy looking condition. > Lawn mowing > Edging > Leaf blowing and raking > Water blasting > Gutter cleaning > Weed and lawn spraying > Green waste removal > Weeding > Planting > Pruning and trimming > Tree maintenance > Landscaping We are a small professional business who pride ourselves on customer satisfaction...

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Sculptural Landscapes LTd

Joined January 2018

Sculptural Landscapes has been beautifying Canterbury yards for over 5 years now. We will take on anything from putting in a few grasses to entire lifestyle block landscaping and management. We work very hard to keep out clients happy. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on budget and time. If its outside we can manage your job to a high standard. If your looking...

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Yella Digga Ltd

Joined November 2017

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Paul Hussey Construction

Joined March 2015

Hi I a fully qualified and licensed builder, I specialise in Fencing, Decks, Spouting, Barns, and Renovations I am very efficient, do not cut corners, and take great pride in my work

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edgeler contracting ltd

Joined April 2011

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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi all, Supreme covers Property & Building Maintenance and Landscaping Services. If you have a one of job or project or you require a regular service, we can provide both. Rental property issues - no problem. I have over 20 years residential and commercial property maintenance. I also have tickets for EWP - Scissor, Cherry picker & Boom lifters for all Work at Height. Qualified to Work at Heigh...

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Paul Rout Building

Joined January 2017

Qualified Carpenter and licensed building practitioner Competent in all types of Carpentry from high end architectural to EQC repairs. No job too big or small. Happy to take your calls and come out and give you a free quote and second opinion.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

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