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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Stump and root / soil removal

Posted 1 month ago

Would like stumps removed, 5 in total. Roots removed and soil so we can lay plastic sheet and stones.

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Cut / remove tree in the front garden

Posted 1 week ago

Cut and remove a big tree in the front garden.

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Stump grinding - palm tree

Posted 1 week ago

about 600mm plam tree needs grinding down. Has been cut off at ground level. Access is not flat, so could back a ute up for a big machine, or just walk/carry a small machine over the step from the drive.

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Large Magnolia tree removal and stump grinding

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, We have a large magnolia tree that we need completely removed, including all the branches. also I require the stump ground down as we will be getting earth works done later to level the section off. I'm looking to have the work done within the next 4 week please. our section is fully fenced, so access will be through a side gate or the front gate.

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Wood splitting

Posted 1 month ago

Pine rounds need to be split for firewood and some cut into smaller lengths. A log splitter may be needed. Has been down for 2 years.

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Tree and shrub removal

Posted 1 month ago

Hi, we need help in removing the tree and shrub in our driveway and frontyard. Also trim the tree branch from our neighbours tree in our fence. Small job we reckon.

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Stump removal x2

Posted 1 week ago

Two tree stumps required for removal. 1 stump approximately 60cm in diameter and the other is approximately 20cm.

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Remove a number of trees

Posted 1 month ago

1) Cut down trees: 1 No. Pohutakawa (photo 6) 2 No. Conifers (photo 3 and 4) 1 No. Suger Maple (photo 2) Several short mixed trees (photo 1) 2) Trim tall conifer to half size (photo 5) 2) salvage possible wood and chop into rings for firewood 3) Remove remaining material

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Remove two trees

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have two phoenix palms to be removed. One is approx 3m and the other 4-5m as pictured, easy access as fence can be removed.

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Gum tree trimming

Posted 3 days ago

Tall gum tree needs high overhanging branches that are over fence removed All wood and foliage to be left onsite of neighbours as agreed by them

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Tree removals

Posted 2 months ago

I have several trees that are either past their 'best by' dates or that require removal before section renovations / improvements: 1. Plum tree near house: remove including stump 2. Grapefruit tree on front lawn: remove including stump 3. Plum tree in border: remove 4. Other trees in border: prune or remove if un-saveable

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Cutting Down (felling) of a Birch Tree

Posted 2 months ago

Hello, I don't really need an arborist as this isn't pruning, it is cutting down a tree. I can try and add a photo if that is helpful. We need a Birch Tree cut down, that is all. We will keep the wood and no waste removal is necessary. It is sorta near the house. Thanks!

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Livi's House

Posted 2 months ago

I have trees out the front of my house that are dying, becoming a bit of an eye sore, and the roots are beginning to go under the house.

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Stump removal

Posted 1 week ago

Tree has been chopped down but need stump removed to put up a fence. Stump would be approx 1/2 metre across. Situated at front of property next to front garage. Would like done soon. Does not have to be completely removed, as long as we can get a footing over the top of it.

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Farmers fallen tree

Posted 3 days ago

Fallen tree wind-blown -approximately 5metres tall- crushed fence -neighbours & between 29A Farmers Crescent, Taita, Lower Hutt ; needs horizontal tree cut up and removed; and stump treated to stop regrowth ; and fence repaired. Insurance claim filed. Jack ...

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Keep wood as payment to cut down 7 pine trees

Posted 2 months ago

7 pine trees will soon be available to chop down. Trained Arborist has viewed the pines and said wood would be in excellent condition for firewood. Note - we live in residential area and trees on side of hill with neighbour house not far base of hill.

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Wool splitting

Posted 1 month ago

Pine rounds need to be split and some need to be cut into smaller lengths. A log splitter may be needed. Has been cut down for 2 years.

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Small stump and small tree removal

Posted 2 weeks ago

Small stump access tight. Small dying tree on front section cut down and stump grinded

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Tree pruning

Posted 1 day ago

Tree to be trimmed for height and width. The tree is now within the power lines and phone line. The bigger branches to be kept so a family member can burn them.

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Pine Tree Topping and Maintenance

Posted 1 month ago

I am in need of somebody to come and top and trim some pine trees on my property. This is just to keep them manageable and so they don't become so tall the block all the light from the north side of our house. One of the tree (picture 2) is reaching out to the west over some existing trees. There is also a row of trees on a lower level of our bank that need to be topped also, and trimmed to make sure they are not over hanging the road. We would want all the cuts etc. removed from t...

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 180,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Olive tree trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

sycamore tree removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Kowhai Tree dying

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Chop down and remove

Work carried out by the owner/operator

7th October 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dead tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ivy stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removing a Tree Limb

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

tree stump removal

Work carried out by an employee of the company

16th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees a little out of control

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove small-ish silver birch (we think) and stump grind

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Cabbage Tree Removal


27th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small tree pruning job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of 3x stumps

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Ti kouka removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th June 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Pruning and ivy removal


17th August 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning asap please

Work carried out by an employee of the company

11th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Arborists in Hutt Valley

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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TLC Contracting Ltd

Joined April 2016

21 years operating excavators in and around wellington all types of earth works, digging under houses trenching removing tree stumps etc fully insured. Free quotes

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LawnXpress Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined March 2011

Locally owned and operated lawn and property maintenance business. We cover a range of maintenance services including: Mowing - Tree/Hedge trimming - Weedspraying - Gutter Cleaning - Rubbish removal - Window Cleaning - Housewashing - Waterblasting - Graffiti Removal - General property maintenance We have an experienced team of staff who get the job done right and efficiently from the fir...

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Z White

Joined April 2016

Hi I have been in the industry for 30yrs I provide very reasonable free quotes. Work hard at keeping to our time frames. Honest and reliable. Have Public Liability Insurance.

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Josh Hazelhurst

Joined August 2019

Hi, we have been gardening for 3+ years and we have been collecting gardening waste, weed spraying, weed removal, water blasting, general laboring, lawn mowing, planting flowers, and gardening for even longer. We enjoy being outdoors and would be thrilled for the opportunity to improve your garden for you. We will make sure that we will provide you an outstanding service at a great price. Thanks.

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DK Contracting Ltd

Joined January 2019

Hi, I have been in the 'earthmoving business' for 15+ years. I've worked for a few large companies in the Wellington region, and have now started up my own company. Although the majority of my experience is with general earthworks, I have recently started up a company in forestry and logging as well. No job is too big or small, contact me for further information and a free quote. Regards...

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G&M building services

Joined June 2019

We do building/painting/plaster and landscaping. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget. We strive on going above and beyond for our clients. So please feel free to get in touch for any up coming project we can help you with thanks.

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Datasoft

Joined September 2020

Hello , We have been building timber fences for last 2 years in affordable rates. We provide quick free quotes. We also do Concreting, asphalting, general house maintenance and renovations.We are very professional and hard work to meet deadlines for project completion.

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City works

Joined November 2017

Please inspect our website to view the work we speaclise in.While there please click onto Trade me via "landscaping supplies " and also scrutinize our reviews.

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careful gardenworks ltd

Joined January 2013

Hi, im chris, owner and operator of careful gardenworks Ltd. I work on site with my partner Laura we have a passion for gardening .We are happy to work pr hour or by quote.We are fully insured Careful Gardenworks ltd does lawns, weedeating, weeding, weed spraying, pruning, chainsawing, tree felling, mulching, section clearing, planting digging/digger Work any other landscaping you may require. I...

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All Lifestyles Property Maintenance

Joined February 2016

Lawns, hedge trimming, weed and gorse spraying, scrub cutting and property clean up. Also small tree work and clearing and handyman work. Reclaim your weekends and let us do the outside chores for you. Owner operated by a trustworthy mature hardworking kiwi who believes that a job is worth doing right.

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Zepo Property Maintenance

Joined December 2011

Zepo property maintenanceprovides a personalised service for home, rental and commercial property maintenance. *General property maintenance *Paint Stipping & Repainting Houses *Roof Repairs & Painting *Small Building work *Tiling/Certified in Wet area Waterproofing *Plastering Gibing & Painting *Concrete placement and repairs *Landscaping and ground work *Complete renovation for Sale &...

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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

Specialising in Residential & Lifestyle blocks with small access. Excavators; 3.5T 3T & 1T Mini Digger Domestic and light commercial work. Site clearing and slab prep. Driveways; Gravel, Lime, Concrete or Asphalt. Drainage, soak pits, trenching Tree Removal - Chip & Mulch onsite General property clean up. Demolition Aggregate deliveries Chip & Mulch sales and delivery NO JOB TOO SMALL

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Carpentry & Civil Ltd

Joined May 2019

Hi, my name is James Palmer and I'm the managing director of Carpentry and Civil Ltd. I've been in business since 2012 and have a reputation for quality workmanship. I pride myself on doing a quality job for a fair price. I believe I have excellent communication and will work with you to get your job done safely and efficiently. I have vast knowledge in experience across multiple trades and want...

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Whisk Renovators

Joined February 2009

Whisk Renovators is a renovations company, providing innovative solutions to Kitchen and bathroom consenting, design and build projects. Whisk services the greater Wellington region in both the residential and commercial sectors. Whisk has been a member of New Zealand Master Painters since 2009, providing quality service and workmanship guarantees to our Clients. We won National awards in ......

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stevefixit

Joined July 2010

Hi, I've been in the building trade now for approx 20 years. I was a master painter by trade originally but liked the idea of making things so I went into the carpentry trade and qualified. My expertise is designing and building decks, fences and smaller jobs. I prefer the one to one personal touch. I don't enjoy the bigger commercial side of works as much. I have many, many pictures of w...

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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Tierra Landscape Development td

Joined June 2009

We specialise in hard and soft landscaping and outdoor building such as decks, fences, concreting, paving etc. We also run a property maintenance service incuding lawns, gardening and general property section clearance. We work hard and take pride in our work.

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Harbour City Tree Care

Joined May 2009

Trees too big ? Want more light? Want a better view? We can provide you with a full arboricultural service for the life cycle of your trees and shrubs. We will provide you with the best FREE science based advice on the care and maintenance of the plants in your enviroment. Call us today and let us supply you with the best advice that money can't buy, to help you make an informed descision...

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Ace Lawns lawn and garden services

Joined February 2020

'Claim back your weekends, let us take care of lawns and gardens' Ace Lawns is a small lawn and garden business that tailors our services to suit your needs. We offer regular and one off services and can work with your budget. Ace Lawns offers the following services - Lawn Mowing - Gardening - Hedge Trimming - Small to Medium Tree Trimming - Water Blasting - Section Clearing - P...

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Electric Landscapes

Joined June 2020

Fencing and retaining walls, patios and pavers, tree removal and planting, small enterprising company trying to add value to people, places and properties. Sustainable and organic practices when possible, creative design and work arounds encouraged.

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