Welcome to our last Blog post for 2018. As the holidays draw near, the Pro Climb Team would like to thank you for helping to make 2018 a great success. Season's Greetings and we look forward to working with you in 2019! 🎄 Our way of saying thanks 🎁 HOLIDAY HOURS We would like to let you know our office will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday 21st December until 7.00 am on Monday 14th January 2019. Over the summer be sure to read our "How to guides" for keeping you busy in the garden! These tree care guides are aimed for tree owners who are keen to get their hands dirty. Get stuck in on some of their own tree maintenance. Carrying out minor upkeep on your own trees can be very rewarding. Will also give you an opportunity to notice the health and condition of your trees. … [Read more...]
Tree Protection Grants are available within the Ōrākei Local Board!
Grants are currently available to support Tree protection within the Ōrākei Local Board. Orakei property owners can apply for 50% of the total cost of tree work and up to $2,000 per property. Learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply in our Blog Article.
This months How to Blog post is about how to plant a tree. Planting a tree and watching it grow is a very satisfying experience. It’s also a great activity to involve children in. Do it right and you will need minimum intervention with maximum enjoyment. This how to post will offer good advice for anyone wanting to plant tree. Most importantly you'll learn how to give a tree the best start in life and every chance of surviving into the future. First, have a good look at your site. It may be that you only have one available position and must work with what you’ve got. If you do have a few options select the right site that has free space, good drainage and adequate sunlight. With some form of shelter from the wind and has the best soil. You can try and change conditions if they are not … [Read more...]
How to prune a tree how to series. Welcome to the first blog post in a new series of “how to” instructional guides. These guides are aimed for tree owners who are keen to get their hands dirty. Get stuck in on some of their own tree maintenance. Carrying out minor upkeep on your own trees can be very rewarding. Will also give you an opportunity to notice the health and condition of your trees. So you can give them a helping hand where needed. This first blog of the series is aimed at pruning and will discuss the why, what, when and how of pruning trees. Why to Prune trees? Trees may require pruning for several reasons including for appearance, safety, light issues, fruit production, suitability for the situation they are growing in, to restore views, or to keep them away from … [Read more...]
How to mulch a tree guide. Caring for your own trees is fun and can be very rewarding. Often it is the simplest actions that can have the greatest effect. Mulching around the base of your trees has many benefits for their health and is simple to do. This how to mulch a tree blog post will talk about some of these benefits and how to mulch your trees effectively. The majority of tree management focuses on the above ground portion of the tree. For obvious reasons. This is the part you can see and the one which may be blocking your light or too close to your house. However, its the part of the tree you cannot see. The roots below the ground, that have the most impact on overall tree health. Trees evolved in forests where they had access to good quality soils with plenty of … [Read more...]
Regular tree care maintenance case study. Don't delay, make sure your trees are inspected and managed every year. If you know where to look it is possible to find peace and tranquillity in even the busiest environments. A perfect example of this is The Pines Apartments located in Epsom in the heart of Auckland. Slap bang in the middle of all the hustle and bustle are seven acres of landscaped gardens with beautiful trees and wide open lawns. The pines gives us a glimpse back to the earlier days when Auckland was a new emerging city with plenty of space available. Tree Care Auckland was recently contacted by The Pines to manage their tree stock. We jumped at the chance to work in this prestigious environment and be part of its history. “The Pines has forty apartments, sitting on … [Read more...]
Tree ownership Responsibilities Blog post. When viewed through a human lens trees do not seem to move or grow very quickly. For this reason they can often blend into the back ground and appear as part of the static scenery. Your dog on the other hand is not hard to miss. Dogs are able to command your attention easily as they run and jump around. A well trained dog and tree do have some similarities though. What are Tree ownership responsibilities? Although unlikely, they both have the potential to cause harm. For this reason both dog ownership and tree ownership come with certain responsibilities. Understanding your responsibilities and acting on them helps to prevent any harm from happening. This blog will cover some of your responsibilities as a tree owner. The main … [Read more...]
Tree Survey case study. One of the tree services we offer at Tree Care Auckland is management of trees. We often check other woody vegetation on large privately-owned estates. As a business organisation we have been working with our client Carey Park Christian Camp for some time now. Carey Camp has its own high ropes course which utilises trees as anchors. Every year we inspect and manage the trees used for the rope course and surrounding the rope course. This Tree Survey case study blog post shares some of the details of our tree survey visits. For this Tree Survey case study the park is comprised of native bush and a mixture of exotic tree species. It is an ideal environment for an Arborist to be working in and happens to be one of our dream jobs. There are plenty of open … [Read more...]
Pro Climb / Tree Care Auckland is proud to be a Living Wage NZ employer. Wellington City Council and many other businesses make the first 100 list. Pro Climb pays fair wages for all its arborists and workers. Living Wage NZ TV video by Newshub Living wage advocates are claiming an historic day in their movement, as more than 100 employers pay their staff a living wage. Wellington City Council officially became one of those employers today - the first council in the country to do so. Junior arborist Kayne Prior Jr has a baby on the way, and says being on the living wage will help him provide for his family. Paying below living wage 'just exploiting people' - union His employer Pro Climb is one of 110 accredited Living Wage Employers, and council head of operations Will … [Read more...]
Company: Pro Climb T/a Tree Care AucklandLocation: Auckland City, Auckland.Pay and Benefits: See below Pro Climb – Tree Care Auckland is looking for colleagues to join our team. We are offering full time and part time positions as well as work for contract climbers. We work for local authorities (parks and streets), kindergartens, schools, estates and private tree owners. Most of our work is the maintenance of small, medium and large trees. We do not do hedges and only few tree removals. What we offer for arborist jobs Auckland Fair wages according to your experience. We are a living wage employer.We will reimburse you for using your own climbing kit or supply you with our standard kit that includes a TreeMotion harness, 30m and 45m rope, Hitch Climber pulley, Rope Wrench, DMM … [Read more...]
Understand the pruning needs of mature trees and the proper pruning techniques for their care. Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their structural integrity and aesthetics. Pruning must be done with an understanding of tree biology. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree’s life. Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, … [Read more...]