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Special Branch Tree Care NZ
Specialised Arboriculture Company in Christchurch | Canterbury - 24/7 for wind damage emergencies
Call 24/7 for wind damage emergencies

Christchurch's Expert Tree Surgeon

Special Branch Tree Care NZ is Christchurch's trusted tree surgeon bringing extensive local and international expertise.

With more than 25 years of experience as an arborist in New Zealand and around the world, Special Branch Tree Care NZ’s owner and New Zealand Arboricultural Association member, tree surgeon, David Craig knows a thing or two about tree care. David has an agricultural qualification from City and Guilds in London, NZQA levels 4, 5, and 6 in Arboriculture, and has worked in London and France and volunteered in Central America. 


Today, Special Branch Tree Care NZ works extensively across Christchurch and the Canterbury region. We're a specialist company working with both native and exotic trees, with a focus on sustainability. That includes helping trees maintain healthy growth and develop thriving ecosystems, responsibly dealing with any waste - we reuse wood for firewood or mulch if possible - and using eco-friendly, electric  equipment wherever possible.


As a hands-on owner-operator, you'll usually find David out on the job himself, backed by a trusted team. Even Charley, the dog, pops along to most jobs to supervise things. We offer expert assessments of your trees and hedges, and because we love talking about trees, we're always happy to discuss your options in depth and offer advice on the best course of action. Importantly, we are also across the required legislative frameworks governing trees. Often there are requirements, especially in your district plan, for tree work to be carried out to a specific standard, or limits on what type of work can be carried out. Where these do apply, we are happy to provide advice so you get the right work done.


If you'd like to get the trees and hedges on your section sorted, give Special Branch Tree Care NZ a call to arrange a quote.

Special Branch Tree Care NZ can handle all your requirements for tidying hedges and trees

No job is too big or too small for Special Branch Tree Care NZ. We work with private homeowners and lifestyle block owners with established sections, farmers and smallholding owners, property managers overseeing many properties, and developers and builders looking to clear or maintain sections. We offer a full range of services including:

We can remove debris as required or we can mulch what's left for your garden or leave it for firewood if the tree is suitable.

Special Branch Tree Care NZ is also available 24/7 for emergency callouts to clear fallen trees

It’s scary when nature gets a bit nasty and takes out a tree, and often it’ll happen at the worst possible time and block accessways. That’s why Special Branch Tree Care NZ is available around the clock for emergency callouts to remove fallen and dangerous trees to help keep you and your family safe.

Fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your needs and arrange a booking or consultation.

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