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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Tree stump grinding

Posted 5 months ago

Hi! We need 10 stumps ground-down below ground. Range in diameter from 15cm to 1m (collection of branches). Two have metal posts stuck in them. Flat access.

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Cannons Creak: Tree stump remove/reducing

Posted 1 month ago

We have a tree stump located under/beside our deck that needs to be removed or shortened. A chainsaw would be able to quickly do the job. Looking for quotes at the moment.

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Log Splitting

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, we have a pile of about 20cbm of pine which has already been cut to the right size rings, to be split and thrown. Ideally you would have your own log splitter or could hire one if needed.

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Pine tree pruning

Posted 3 months ago

Reduce pine tree, down in height. Cut back branches from 2 gum trees. Cut one branch from over hanging pine tree. cut in to firewood and stack.

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Tree and agapanthus removal + new fence

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there, Got a few trees and agapanthus we'd like removed from our section. First photo shows roughly the trees which need to be removed in the highlighted area (second and third photo type of trees). Forth photo shows some agapanthus at the front of the house too. We'd also like to have the fence extended at the back of the section and where the trees are once removed. Fifth photo shows roughly where the fence needs to be extended. Sixth photo shows the short fence currently at the bac...

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A polite trimming is needed

Posted 6 months ago

we need to free the cable or wire up , therefore we need someone who could trim those branches for us. Please look at the pictures for a better detail. Much appreciated in advance.

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Qualified arborist

Posted 3 weeks ago

Tree topping and thinning

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Garden Tree/Bush Pruning

Posted 2 months ago

Whole garden needs to be pruned back to retaining wall and low wall levels and tree/bush tops lowering to an even level. couple of larger trees need branches trimmed back from house a couple of metres

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Tree Removal

Posted 2 months ago

I have a dead tree that looks terrible that I would like trimmed down so you cant see it from house as I am selling.

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Tree trimming

Posted 1 month ago

Several trees requiring trimming. Flexible times for viewing and completing the job.

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Tree pruning

Posted 5 months ago

I have 3 tall trees that need branches trimming and some bamboo that needs trimming. I'd like to get a quote.

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Tree removal

Posted 1 day ago

I need a tree removed and some bamboo either cut down or dug out.

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Tree Removal - Ascot Park

Posted 5 days ago

Looking to get a quote for medium - large size pine tree removed from rear of property. Reasonable access from backyard. Tree is located in back corner of boundary. If you can please get in touch to provide a quote and advice.

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Clear Some Trees to Create a Path

Posted 5 months ago

Hi there just seeking help to clear a path across some vegetation, which includes some small sized trees( such as tea trees, and manuka, etc) Would be looking at someone who can start right away. Job would probably take an hour or two however happy for a fair price for the job.

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Tree trimming

Posted 1 month ago

trees around the motel building needs to be trimmed and wanting some one to come and have a look and quote a price. ...

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Hedge trimming and topping

Posted 3 months ago

We have some ongoing garden maintenance that we need doing. We have some hedges which are quite tall and require trimming. Maybe also some trees that need topping. We are looking for a quote for all the work, after which we would look at getting it done every year or every two years. So potentially ongoing work.

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Silver birch

Posted 4 months ago

Tree needs to be removed and rootstock taken out if possible it is close to the neighbours fence Would like it done ASAP please Thank you

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Wood Splitting

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, we have a pile of about 25 cbm of pine which has already been cut to the right size rings, to be split and thrown. Ideally you would have your own log splitter or could hire one if needed.

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Tree Trimming

Posted 6 months ago

Quote to trim / cut pine tree extremely large pine trees

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Cut a tree from base.

Posted 1 week ago

A tree on a slope to be cut from the trunk and removed.

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Recent arborists reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Tree Removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th May 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Trees need trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th August 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Removal of two pine trees

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Sycamore removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th December 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Trimming to increase view

Work carried out by an employee of the company

27th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Palm tree to go

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th April 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Firewood cutting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Flax removal in Porirua x2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th January 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Tree Trimming

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th February 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Pine tree removal

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Tree stump grinding

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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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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Dukes Digger & Earthworks Ltd

Joined October 2017

We are a newly established and locally owned business operating in the Wairarapa and Wellington regions. Specialising in small domestic and light commercial work with a 3.4tonne excavator. Providing all types of earthworks and excavation. Lifestyle blocks and small access sites. Vineyard property clean up and maintenance Gardening services lawn mowing tree pruning Tree stump and rubbish rem...

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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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Yardworking

Joined May 2019

Hi, at Yardworking we get stuck in. Happy take a look at anything outside your house. We can do a lot or a little. Currently working with some elderly clients to enable them to stay in their homes. In addition, we specialise in preparing your property for sale managing from photos to open homes.

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Jack Allen Tree Services

Joined October 2017

I am a qualified arborist with over 15 years experience. Me and my team do all aspects of tree work. Felling, sectional felling, pruning, hedge trimming, line clearance, fruit trees, stump grinding, green waste removal and more.

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Wilding Wood Management ltd

Joined October 2014

Wilding Wood Management is your local Tree specialist providing Tree care in the Wellington region for over 13 years. We have fully qualified Arborists including full public liability insurance to undertake any type of tree work at your request.

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Kapiti Hardscaping and Handyman Services ltd

Joined June 2019

We are a small Hardscaping and Handyman company, we specialize in landscaping and Hardscaping, fencing and deck construction. And general handyman services, we can help solve almost any problem around your house garden or lifestyle block

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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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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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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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Maintain To Profit Kapiti Coast

Joined January 2019

We are a total Property Maintenance Company. Your one-stop-shop for all maintenance, renovation and project management requirements. Everything that keeps your investment liveable and structurally sound needs to be maintained and we can do this for you.We work hard to provide competitive quoting and completing all work on time, on budget and to a quality standard.

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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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MTC works

Joined November 2018

Hi I have just started this company and am looking for the opportunity to get a few jobs under way to show my experience and workmsnship. I have a baeckground in the building and civil industry with works in the comstruction and concrete. If you are intested in a quote please feel free to give me a call 0220437020

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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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Vipmovers.co.nz

Joined September 2018

Removal services 20 year experience, also experienced trademen of 30 years can do just about anything, If anything you need moved or built then vipmovers are able to help 24 /7 we are a small group that pride our self to the highest quality , high standard in health and safety, professional, efficient, honest all employees are drug and alcohol tested we can provide references on request , Kind r...

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Reading Reno

Joined July 2018

Hi, I'm Frank, a thoughtful and creative home & garden enthusiast and all-round handyman with a broad skillset at my disposal. I offer very reasonable rates to reflect the means of my clients. I can work to your specifications or give advice and propose solutions if you are uncertain. I work for the satisfaction of a job well done and improving quality of life. My team and I hope to see you so...

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Hutt Valley Gardening Services

Joined January 2019

Think of it like some of the best home cooking, like Nana’s cakes or Mum’s roast dinner, that appear effortless and in in perfect form. I don’t do greasy ‘fast food’ gardening. What I provide is good, hearty, healthy gardening that fits a sustainable budget and most importantly can be easily maintained or replicated if you choose to do so. Its important to me that Hutt Valley Gardening is...

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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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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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