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Christchurch. Banks Peninsular
Christchurch, Canterbury
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Give your trees the care they deserve. Call today for a free no obligation quote. Prompt, professional, personal.

Special Branch Tree Care NZ offer a professional, personal service. Work from large tree removals to fruit tree pruning and hedge trimming is carried out by owner/operator David Craig with over 25 years experience as an arborist. Based in Lyttelton we work across Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.


  • Tree removal -Tree felling and sectional dismantling of whole trees often necessitating use of rigging equipment
  • Formative pruning - Pruning of young trees to improve structure, health and form
  • Thinning - Often the best course of action for mature trees in an urban environment. Removal of dead, damaged and diseased branches, then selective pruning to expose branch structure and allow more light through the canopy
  • Crown reductions - Reductions in height and crown diameter
  • Hedge trimming -We can trim any size of hedge or arrange shelter belt trimming
  • Chipping and site clearance - Woodchip can be removed or left on site as requested
  • Firewood -Firewood can be removed or left onsite cut to size
  • Tree Reports- Structural assessments for all tree issues, weather a tree is dying or in good condition we can evaluate your tree for possible likely outcomes for council or private owners of trees.


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    30 April at 19:30 from atlas

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    23 April at 19:00 from atlas

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