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Canopy Arborists offers a wide range of tree services covering the Residential, Commercial and Rural sector through out the Waikato and BOP region.

Tree Removal

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. We can help decide whether a tree should be removed. Canopy Aborists has the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove any sized tree in any spot.

Tree Removal Hamilton & Waikato

The decision to remove a tree completely is always a hard one. Waikato is a haven for growth, blessed with the enormous bio-diversity that comes from a region covering four distinct ecological regions, from the central volcanic plateau to the wetlands, encouraging a vast range of species to thrive. Sometimes though, a tree can become a troublesome neighbour, whether through rapid growth encroaching on buildings, or infrastructure, or through wind damage. Regardless of the reason, sometimes a tree must be removed, and though sad, it is often essential.

Getting it right is important. Complete removal means complete removal. Trunk, branch and debris. We offer the full service, from site survey to supplying a neat stack of firewood; if wanted. With so many species of tree in Waikato, both native and imported, experience is key to a successful tree removal. With decades of experience in tree removal in Waikato, our experienced arborists have seen it before, and have both the equipment, and the experience to ensure that even the most technical, and potentially risky tree removal tasks are completed safely, efficiently and neatly.

We at Canopy Aborists are specialists in tree removal in Waikato district and beyond. Any size tree in any situation; we provide the knowledge, equipment and experience, leaving you with a clean, clear site, complete piece of mind and a very competitive bill. Canopy Aborists – the one stop shop for tree removal from Tokoroa to Te Aroha.

Hedging Trimming

Complete hedge overhaul or yearly maintenance.

Hedge Trimming Hamilton & Waikato

A huge amount of satisfaction can come from a good, honest job done well. But a huge amount of frustration can be found in a attempting a tough hedge trimming job with the wrong tools or a bad strategy! Many good Sunday afternoons have been ruined by a task that looks so simple, but throws up a whole host of problems.

And what on earth do you do with all those cuttings? It is amazing how much bigger a hedge looks when it is strewn across your lawn in a thousand pieces!

Hedge trimming is essential in ensuring that a hedge is healthy and established. Careful manipulation of a hedge results in a dense, rich, healthy hedge which holds the surrounding vegetation together. A well-established hedge regulates drainage and mineral flow throughout the surrounding area, and getting it right can have huge positive effects, especially for gardeners. Getting it right is important.

Many people choose to trim their own hedges, with varying results! A neat, well-trimmed hedge looks fantastic, elegant and smart. It is an art form, and one which we are keen to encourage. Old estates used to employ gardeners simply to keep on top of the great garden’s hedges, and though the tools we have now allow a similar finish in a fraction of the time, the need for great care and precision is still there. If you don’t have the time, skill or inclination to do it yourself, our hedge trimming service is here to help!

Box hedges to boundary lines, we have the tools and experience at our disposal to deliver every time.

Stump Grinding

Removal of unwanted stumps of any size.

Stump Grinding Hamilton & Waikato

With our new bandit stump grinder we can remove those unsightly stumps. This machine is designed to fit through a standard 36in garden gate. Being a hydorostatic drive, this means it has no belts, so requires less maintenance and has all most nil down time, so we can offer a cheaper price than our competitors.

Stumps aren’t pretty

Aesthetically speaking, the sight of a stump definitely isn’t appealing. If you’re meticulous about your yard and landscaping, removing the stump is well worth it.

Stumps are hazardous

Stumps are dangerous to your children. When running and playing in your yard, they may not look for the stump and trip over it. And if a neighbor trips, it’s a liability that falls into your hands. In addition, tree stumps can damage your mower if you accidentally hit one when you’re mowing your lawn.

Stumps cause new tree growth.

Sometimes leaving the stump behind contributes to new sprouts, which can result in many small trees growing around the stump. This is unsightly to your landscaping and quite costly to try to remove because the new shoots may keep coming back, and you may need chemicals to kill them off completely. These small trees also leech nutrients from other plants located near them, so your begonias may not receive all the nutrients they need.

Stumps are a pain to maneuver around

Remaining tree stumps become a nuisance, an obstacle you have to maneuver around when weeding or mowing your lawn.

Stumps attract insects

When you leave stumps in your lawn, the decaying tree takes a long time to rot away completely. While it’s decaying, the stump attracts beetles, termites, ants and other wood-boring pests. You may not mind them in your yard, but they can eventually spread to your home.

Stumps take up precious space

Especially if you don’t have a very large yard, the space you lose from the stump and roots may occupy a lot of space. Just think: You can use that space for a flowerbed or a picnic table

Site Clearing

Land clearance for redevelopment projects. 3.5 ton Digger. Used to help chip large diameter wood and brush, load trucks and tidy up the site.

Site Clearing Hamilton & Waikato

With every great project starts a clean slate. Once the vision is set, the decision made, the hard work starts; and without a clear site, the project is going nowhere. Often, clearing the site can be the biggest part of the project, uprooting, clearing and removing a whole host of debris, plants, hedges, trees and other unseen, unwanted materials born from years of use, or misuse.

We at Canopy Aborists provide the whole lot; the equipment, the knowledge and the expertise to be able to provide full land clearing services across Waikato. From start to finish, from consultation to clean up, from weed strewn mess to neat, pristine site, ready for work, we have it covered. Much of the problem with site clearance is the equipment. We have diggers and excavators of all sizes, skip wagons and the ability to dispose of all types of material, safely, legally and ecologically.

Every site is different, bringing with it its own complications. Having the right equipment is key, from small Bobcat excavators to large spoil removal trucks, no site clearance is too large or too complicated.

Regardless of the size of the task, we can help. Providing labour and experience, we will be able to give a no-commitment quote which includes everything, leaving you complete peace of mind as well as a pristine site.

We offer free advice, and are happy to provide a no obligation, site specific quote. All our work is guaranteed, and we are fully insured. Your project is in safe hands.

Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming Services

Trimming a tree can be hugely therapeutic, but above and beyond the bonsai variety, can cause some serious headaches to the enthusiastic amateur. Over-pruning or trimming at the wrong time of year can severely damage, or even kill even mature trees, and a little knowledge goes a long way when it comes to tree trimming. Not to mention a mastery of the tools involved. Working with power tools at height is a seriously risky business in the wrong hands.

Our team of qualified arborists are highly experienced, professionally qualified and fully insured, armed with both a wealth of experience and the best tools available, making our tree trimming service completely risk free. We provide a highly professional service, complete peace of mind and everything that is needed to complete tree trimming projects across Waikato, all at highly competitive prices.

It is always a surprise to see how much bigger a tree is when it is strewn across your lawn than when it was reaching for the sky. Our holistic service means that we will get rid of the debris too. If you would like mulch or fire wood (size dependant), just say the word, and you will be left with a neat pile or bag, rather than the litter strewn lawn that are the plight of poor tree surgeons.

Our depth of knowledge and experience is also included within the quote. Certain trees respond to pruning or trimming in very different ways depending on the season. Some are best to prune in spring, whilst this will kill others. In mixed orchards or wooded areas, a tree trimming project may require two or three visits throughout the year to produce maximum benefit. A quick site survey will be enough to determine this. Rest assured however, that we will not cut corners and risk killing a tree.

Dead wooding

Removal of diseased, decayed, dying, dead, interfering, objectionable or weak branches.

Branch Thinning

Pruning for air movement, light penetration, (this also allows lawn to grow in the shaded areas around trees) reduced wind sail effect and heavy limbs (includes crown cleaning as well).

Canopy Lift

Removal of branches from the bottom of the crown to provide clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, building and lines of sight (Also to allow lawn to grow in the shaded areas around trees).

View Enhancement

Selective thinning to create a specific view of either the tree itself or the landscape behind the tree.

Canopy Restoration

To improve structure of previously topped, vandalized or storm damaged trees.

Canopy Reduction

Reduces the height and/or spread of a tree. Used as a last resort to clear utility lines, when there is significant crown die back or the growth has insufficient strength. This is not the same as “Tree topping”.

Brush Chipping

Chipping brush or wood up to 400mm in diameter turning it into high quality fine mulch or animal bedding.

Storm Damage

24 hour storm call out.

Consulting Arborist

Report writing, maintenance plans, hazard evaluations and advice.