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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Remove or reduce willow tree

Posted 1 week ago

Tree trunk is leaning and in danger of falling onto roadside. Not sure if the tree has to be removed, or if heavily reducing the canopy will be sufficient. No price range noted, I have no idea of likely cost. Will require some traffic management I would expect?

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Trees to be removed

Posted 4 weeks ago

I have three large trees to be removed.

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Need stump removed

Posted 4 weeks ago

Looking for good and reasonable person who can come and remove stump of the tree that was removed last year september.

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Tress cutting

Posted 4 days ago

We want to remove the trees which are too close to the fence. We'd appreciate your quote, thanks.

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Trim Tree

Posted 4 weeks ago

Removal of 4 large branches - 2 overhanging house and 2 overhanging footpath.

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Tree Removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

We need a 5.5m (approx) tree removed Flat access Close to a house on one side, clear on the other side

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Stump Grinding

Posted 2 days ago

I have had a small tree cut down from my back garden. I would like a quote to have the stump ground if this is possible. Thank you Claire

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Shorter the better

Posted 4 days ago

These trees are growing fast. Can you give us a quote on pruning?

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Large oak tree removal

Posted 1 month ago

Massive old oak that needs either removing or seriously cutting back

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Tree pruning and removal

Posted 4 weeks ago

Crown lift Alder up to 6m, to clear carriageway. Remove silver birch to near ground. 200 Cranford Street

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Remove two conifers

Posted 1 month ago

quote to cut down and remove two 1.9M conifers and stump grinding

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X2 pittosporum stumps

Posted 1 month ago

Require X2 Pittosporum stumps removed prior to landscaping work. 1st stump roughly 24cm in diameter 2nd stump Roughly 20cm in diameter

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Tree trimming

Posted 1 month ago

I need someone to prune the trees in front of my rental property (those by the front fence) would like some advice on how much to prune and the cost for doing it. Thanks

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Tree removal - Near homes power lines

Posted 3 weeks ago

I am looking for a quote to have a tree removed from my front yard (unsure about stump). This is close to the power lines which run from the street pole to the house, as well as the house itself. The tree is wrapped in layers of ivy (which I can hack away at if this will create an extra cost). I am able to provide photo's for an estimate if required.

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Shrubs and small trees need cutting

Posted 1 month ago

Seeking someone to cut 6-7 medium to large shrubs and trees.

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Need small stump removed

Posted 1 month ago

Need this stump removed. See photo

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Tree stump removal - x4 (small to medium size)

Posted 1 month ago

X4 tree stump removal, not terribly big, to enable re-planting - refer photos. Would like this done ASAP as have replacement plants to get in the ground.

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Cut back Ivy

Posted 4 weeks ago

Cut and trim ivy on chimney

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Tree and Bushes Trimmed and Pruned..

Posted 4 weeks ago

Need some tree and bush pruning, thinning and taken down in height at the back of our house plus a couple of trees at front need a bit off the height.

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DERBY ST

Posted 3 weeks ago

remove and grind out a 5mtr conifer

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 157,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

remove two conifers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

2nd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Stump grinding/removal


10th November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

silver birches


10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chainsaw tree stump just below surface... Urgent action... First in best dressed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Shrubs and small trees need cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fallen tree removal and disposal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

front yard tree felling


6th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree trimming


5th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove hedge and stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

magnolia haircut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

x2 pittosporum stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trim tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Plum Tree Stump Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd November 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage Tree Removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

3 small stumps to be ground or removed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Arborists in Christchurch

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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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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George Mallory Builders Limited

Joined February 2007

Hi - We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 10 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury. While we specialise in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time - check out the photos below. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines...

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AJC brick and block

Joined June 2016

Hi! My name is Adam I have 10 years experience in bricklaying and block laying industry I take pride in all my work. I can also do any general repairs or repointing to give old brickwork a facelift Contact me for a very competitive quote

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DnB Landscapes services

Joined September 2019

Hi ive been sculptural landscaper for the last 6 years ive now just gone out on my own i am very professional and work very hard to meet deadlines.At dnb Landscapes we pride ourselves in our very affordable prices.

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Hydroturf and Tree Services

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 *Bobcat and mini loader work *Rotary Hoeing *Trenching *Irrigation Systems *Full site preparation *Ro...

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Down To Earth Landscapes and Gardening

Joined September 2010

Down to Earth is an established landscape and gardening business. I am an experienced qualified landscaper and gardener who is able to design or implement your ideas in your garden. I am a native plant specialist but have created many various projects from whole gardens, flower gardens, water gardens, lawns, and instant vege gardens. I also do the usual garden tidy ups, pruning, paving, hard lands...

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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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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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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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J & E Services Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, we have been in the earthworks, landscaping and building business for over 10 years. We cover all aspects of earthworks, landscaping, tree trimming and removal. No job to small, no job to big! We are a family business, offering a friendly and professional service. We provide free quotes, and we are always keen to meet on site to discuss anything you may require.

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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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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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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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StoneBridge

Joined January 2020

Hello, We've been in the commercial cleaning business specializing cleaning for large businesses for the last 12 years. While we do specialize in commercial cleaning we also do a number of jobs in Carpet Cleaning and private construction & renovations. We are very professional and work hard and pride ourselves in the quality of service we provide, competitive quotes and customer satisfaction.

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Strathclyde

Joined July 2014

Established in July 2014, TC Groundworks Ltd Trading As Strathclyde is a civil construction company based in Christchurch, NZ. We are a family run business who have been steadily growing based off our budding reputation. Our employees are generally multi-disciplinary, which gives our business a great versatility in the work we can undertake. Please see our What We Do pages on our website, www.stra...

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Ridge Landscapes Ltd

Joined April 2018

Hi, We are Ridge Landscapes, established in 2017, we are your complete landscape specialists. No job is to big or to small. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget to the highest quality

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endgame 2020 ltd

Joined January 2020

Hello we do lawns garden and general handyman stuff. We do the things you dont have time to. We pride ourselves in our work. And guarantee all work done. We have full public and Statutory liability insurance. We own a lawn franchise with express lawnmowing - were we have access to a qualified arborist.

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Ferguson contracting Canterbury

Joined January 2018

Been in the trade 10 years last two years self employed but a couple of houses for myself and others no job too big or small , can do excavations decks , anything and a full list of sub trades

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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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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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