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Why hire an arborist?

Arborists are qualified professionals. A qualified arborist (tree surgeon) is a specialist in tree care.  To become a fully qualified arborist takes 2 to 3 years of full time study.  Hiring a tree company is not something to be taken lightly.  Be absolutely sure the tree company employs only qualified arborists and they know what […]

An evergreen tree that Tuis love!

I would like to introduce you to the Coast Banksia (Banksia integrifolia).   A small, upright Coast banksia.  The flowers look like candles surrounded by dark green foliage.  A very pretty small tree, but be aware they will eventually grow into a large tree.  A qualified arborist (tree surgeon) will be able to keep the […]

A beautiful native tree to attract Tui

The best and most popular native tree for attracting tuis is the Kowhai (Sophora tetraptera).  It is easy to see why – have a look at the photos below.   The Kowhai’s trunks and main structural branches usually grow in a broad vase shape.  This makes it very easy for a qualified arborist (tree surgeon) […]

Want to attract Tui into your garden?

Native to New Zealand, tui are a very beautiful bird. At first glance they appear black, but they are actually a shining metallic green with blue & purple reflections. The reflected colour of the feathers changes with the angle of the light. The best known visual feature of the tui is the very distinctive white […]

Tree Care in New Zealand: What You Should Know

New Zealand is a beautiful country and we have a wide variety of trees.  In spite of this, there are a number of myths surrounding trees and tree care in New Zealand.  Arborists (tree care specialists) often encounter these myths, sometimes on a daily basis. Myth 1: Staking Trees Many people believe that when first […]

Falling branch kills 8 year old in playground

Click here to read the original news article about the fallen tree branch.   This tragedy could have been avoided!  If you are responsible for a school – have your trees inspected by a qualified arborist consultant. What is a tree inspection, and how can it help? Read on for more information. There are two […]