Site evaluationMatching the right trees and shrubs for the site to ensure that you get the best result for your investment. In Wellington, wind tends to severely limit the variety of trees and shrubs that can be planted on some sites, and we can advise what will be the best for your location
Supply and PlantingWe can supply nearly any species, size or grade of tree or shrub to meet your requirements. We will also plant, secure and establish your desired plants whether it is one individual tree or a whole garden that you require. We provide plants for wind shelter, privacy screening, colour in winter, shade in summer and instant gardens wherever you wish. We also install manual or automatic watering systems to ensure that you can maintain the trees and shrubs you have invested in.
Tree managementPruning maintains the health and vitality of your trees and shrubs throughout their life cycle and this is our primary concern - the health of your trees.
Trees growing in an urban setting present unique management concerns as we have a natural entity growing in an unnatural situation and we therefore have to use unnatural means to control its growth.
People do not have tree problems, trees have people problems.
This is where we can help. By advocating for your trees we can ensure that you can co-exist together, whether you need more light, a better view or a nice spreading tree to sit under in the summer we can ensure that whatever is done will not harm your trees and shrubs giving you the result you desire.
The services that we provide during the life of your tree include:
Tree RemovalInvariably we have to remove trees that have outgrown their environment, or can't be pruned to give the results you want.
We specialise in removing trees...
Tree Topping - Why we don'tProfessional pruning of trees compromises tree health reducing photosynthetic capability and inflicting wounds but it has been shown that removing 10% of the capacity has no significant effect and up to 25% reduction will result in reduction in growth and vitality, but the tree will regain vigour in time
Tree topping is not professional tree pruning!The topping of trees to an arbitrary height without having regard to branch habit, form or aesthetics can cause:
That is why we don't top trees!
And neither should you but let us come and give you advice on what to do to achieve the same outcome for you.
TREE RISK ASSESMENT
Trees are an important part of the urban and rural environment. They provide many benefits to individuals and communities, some financial, some aesthetic and others esoteric.
Trees always pose a potential risk of causing injury, damage or disruption but that does not mean that we should condemn them all, just to remove that potential. Tree owners have a duty of care to ensure that the potential risk does not become unacceptable and while it is not possible to eliminate all risk associated with trees, it is possible to assess those risks and manage them at a reasonable and acceptable level.
Tree risk assessment involves us in identifying targets likely to be impacted by a failed tree or tree components, assessing the likelihood of failure and the potential consequences, determining the level of risk and, and providing mitigation options.
We will provide you, the tree owner, with this information to enable you to make an informed decision about what action to take, if any, to reduce the potential risk to an acceptable level.
Call us today if you have concerns about your trees and let us supply you with a science based assessment of your trees and the potential risk they may pose to you or your environment.
Assessing risk in relation to trees is determined by a number of factors including context, as can be seen from the above photo’s, with the risk rating being different for the tree standing in a field or growing over a children’s play area.