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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 […]

Groundzone Tree Care employee comes second in tree climbing competition!

The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Regional Tree Climbing Competition was held in mid September in the Hamilton gardens.  This competition attracts arborists (tree surgeons) from all over the region who come to test their climbing skills in five different events. The events are: Aerial rescue – A similated rescue of an injured tree climber, safely and […]

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 […]