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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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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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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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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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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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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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Recent jobs posted

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

Small tree pruning job

Posted 3 months ago

I have two small pohutukawa trees on the front of our property I need pruned. They are situated close to the house and front door.

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Tree removal

Posted 4 months ago

Tree in front yard has pulled out of the ground and needs removal asap before it falls onto the fence etc.. There are no overhead wires in the way, and the uppermost branches are dry (perhaps dead?) so they should be easy to cut. The bulk of the tree is in the lower half.

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Removal of two trees - one dead one live

Posted 2 weeks ago

This job needs to be completed by Friday this week 8 May early afternoon, preferably earlier anytime in the week. The job is to: - Cut down two trees as per photos, one alive and one dead. For sizing I stood next to the trees. - Removal and disposal of the trees Access to the trees is easy, being in the front yard. There is no need to remove the stumps. Thanks!

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Cut stump down to ground level

Posted 3 months ago

We have an old Pohutukawa stump that we would like to have cut down to ground level. See attached photo. We would also like the wood taken away.

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Dead tree removal

Posted 3 months ago

Hi - the tree at the front of our property has died. Looking to have it brought down and removed with the site left ready for a replacement.

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Stump Removal

Posted 3 months ago

Hello, We are looking for someone who would be able to come and remove some tree stumps from our front yard as per the pictures below, although two of them you can't really see that well due to being covered by grass/weeds.

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Olive tree trim

Posted 4 months ago

We need our large olive tree trimmed back quite a bit - it's currently about 12 feet tall and we'd like it brought down to about 8 feet if possible. Job to include removing all cuttings please.

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Mc gowan road

Posted 1 week ago

a few low to the ground stumps need removal.

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Ivy stump removal

Posted 2 months ago

I have cut back the Ivy to a stump but do not have the right tool to dig out or grind down Would appreciate a quote.

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Fergusson Drive

Posted 2 months ago

Need a quote to remove a row of trees 30m long. Also remove old oak tree and another smaller tree on section

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4 stumps removed

Posted 4 months ago

We have 4 tree stumps in our front yard we would like removed

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Stump grinding

Posted 4 months ago

Hello! We have a couple of stumps that need removing. The biggest one is about 70cm in diameter but its on a bit of a 'hump'. Access is good. There are two more much smaller but one is close to the house and the other is close to the fence line and Im not sure if much can be done with these. Thank you!

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Section needs to be clean to build house

Posted 3 months ago

Section needs to be clean. Few small tress and vegetation which needs to be removed so construction can start.

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Monarch Grv-6 Tree Removal

Posted 4 months ago

Fell and removal of 6 trees. 4x dead.

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Tree Pruning

Posted 4 months ago

Need to thin out a lot of branches to allow light in. The tree is really tall (approx 3 to 4 story’s)

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Tree removal

Posted 4 months ago

Looking to have tree chopped down and wood taken away. Tree is grown right next to garage cladding.

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Stump grinding

Posted 4 months ago

Cost to remove multiple stumps up the drive Probably 3 big stumps and 7 small stumps but not exact plus 2 small stumps on front lawn

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Trim back trees from power/phone lines

Posted 4 months ago

Kowhai tree is growing up into overhead wires, would like it pruned. There is also a cherry that may need to be cut back as well.

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Tree removal

Posted 3 months ago

Need some trees removed for one of our jobs in Upper Hutt. Need someone experienced as these trees are on the boundary and neighboring a lot of assets (Fences, Garage, House, etc.)

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Removal and disposal of 2no. Cabbage trees

Posted 3 months ago

Can you please confirm full costs for removal and disposal of 2no. Cabbage trees (See 2no. pics taken from different angles). These are approx. 6m high and sit close to the neighbor's fence and the garden shed. Flat driveway access to rear of property.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 162,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

sycamore tree removal

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

2nd May 2019

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

Olive tree trim

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th May 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Marko

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove garden hedge

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th August 2018

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

Ivy stump removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th April 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

Small tree pruning job

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th March 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree pruning

Work carried out by an employee of the company

8th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Remove two gums close to house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

30th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
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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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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Tidy Turf

Joined December 2014

FOR A SITE VISIT I WILL NEED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE. LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR A company specializing in outside prep work. Tree work, section clearing, landscape preparation, bobcat services, demolition, pest plant removal, large area mowing, weed spraying I have many years experience in grounds maintenance work. I specialise in, tree removal,landscape demolition & clearing,bo...

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Ultra Contracting Ltd

Joined July 2017

Hi I am the owner of Ultra Contracting Ltd, we are primarily a earthworks contracting company but also do a lot of general building and property maintenance work. We are very professional and strive to give our clients the best experience possible and treat them and their property in a manner in which we would like to be treated by going above and beyond what is necessary. We would love to help yo...

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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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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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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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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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Richard Waters

Joined November 2010

Fully qualified garden designer/Landscaper. Over 20 years experience. Decks. Fences. Have renovated houses, painting, decorating the lot! Honest and reliable. Advanced certificate in Garden Design

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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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Valley Landscaping and Property Maintenance LTD

Joined January 2019

I Have been completing Landscaping, property maintenance and general construction projects as a business to a high standard for three years now whilst working towards a nursing degree. I am very professional and hardworking and pride myself on honesty and quality.

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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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BumbleTree

Joined May 2018

At the forefront of my thought process is design that aims to employ mother nature in a host of ways in pursuit of productive, sustainable and even regenerative land usage. By making this a priority, I take joy in saving you time, effort and money. I'm an out of the box thinker that strives to be at the intersection of ecology, beauty and practicality.

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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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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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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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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 2015...

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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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Acquired Taste Limited

Joined January 2016

Hi I have been owner/operating my Property Improvement/ Maintenance business for 4 years and have completed various large landscaping and maintenance projects. These include building sheds, timber fencing, decks, boxed garden construction, paving, laying concrete paths and driveways. External and internal painting including wallpapering. I am certified to work at height using a harness for roof p...

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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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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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