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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

3 x stump removals / grinding

Posted 1 month ago

1 x medium stump roughly 300mm in diameter and 2-3 small 200 mm stumps to be removed.

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Tree Trim

Posted 2 weeks ago

Neighbours tree that is overhanging needs cutting back to fence line and tree at front is over the fence and needs trimming back.

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Magnolia haircut

Posted 3 weeks ago

Trim large magnolia tree and take away branches please.

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Magnolia tree needs gone

Posted 2 weeks ago

Magnolia tree needs removing. I would be grateful for quote or estimate before proceeding. Good access. Prefer qualified arborist with public liability insurance, please.

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Shaping trunk of palm tree

Posted 1 month ago

We have a palm tree growing through a specific area on our deck by design. The trunk has now got really thick and we need someone to shape and thin it.

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Prune neighbours trees

Posted 2 weeks ago

Prune magnolia & gleditsia + remove one cabage tree. This isn't a tricky job, though you'll need extension pole pruners I'd say. I'm after a good value quote and a professional job.

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Hedge and trees

Posted 1 month ago

Trim macrocarpa hedge, remove two trees, and top one tree. Leave firewood on site. Job is on Kidson Tce, Cashmere Hills.

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Garden

Posted 1 month ago

Hi I have a rental. Roots growing threw drain. Stump needs to be killed off and or removed

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Stump removal ASAP

Posted 1 month ago

Stump removal required ASAP due to renovations

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Stump grinding

Posted 2 weeks ago

A tree has been removed at ground level. Plum Tree was 7 years old, stump is approx 30cm diametre. We need this done ASAP as we have a new tree to be planted coming next week.

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Large cedar tree removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Large cedar tree to be cut down plus stumping grinding required - all removed from property. Tree can be accessed easily from road and driveway. Maybe best to arrange a time to view the scale of the tree to quote. Would like the job done as soon as possible. Thanks!

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Cut down and remove dying cabbage tree

Posted 18 hours ago

I have a dying cabbage tree that I need to have removed. It's adjacent the fence and my neighbour's garage, and it's too tall to be cut down in a single go. I'm on a back section and there's a narrow turn at the head of my driveway, as shown in the photos.

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Silver birches

Posted 3 days ago

2 silver birch trees need to be cut down

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Tree cutting back

Posted 1 month ago

I’m wanting a large tree cut back to allow for more sun

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Trim tree

Posted 4 weeks ago

Maple tree has got away on us....want to keep it but needs a tidy, also want to mitigate damage to fence.

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Cabbage Tree Removal

Posted 1 month ago

Cutting down and removing a Cabbage Tree

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Stump removal

Posted 6 days ago

Removal of tree stump in back yard so I can start new lawn prep

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Tree stump removal

Posted 3 weeks ago

I have two fresh tree stumps which I would like removed.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

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

Cabbage Tree Removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

29th August 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

trimming to reduce height of trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage tree removal


19th April 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

Fruit tree pruning

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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 Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th May 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

Cutting down three cabbage trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Pruning & Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th June 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

Autumn Tidy Up

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th May 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

magnolia haircut

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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

Trim tree

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th September 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

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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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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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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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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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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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Supreme Services

Joined June 2019

Hi, Supreme Services provides Landscaping Services & Property & Building Maintenance Services . I am qualified as a Landscaper & Landscape Gardener having over 20 years experience. Contact us for all aspects of Landscaping - paving, decking, fencing, garden and lawn installations. Tree work including pruning and tree lopping and stump grinding. For Building Maintenance items including washdow...

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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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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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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. > 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 > Hedges > Bar...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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S J Concepts

Joined July 2016

Hello, We've been in the flooring and building trade for over 20 years.Experienced quilified builder, with a wide range of handy man skills. We also install domestic and commercial, Vinyl and carpet. We are very professional and work hard to meeting your dead lines and expectations. We are built on work good ethics and good practices, we will turn up on time and won't leave till your happy. We ca...

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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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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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