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Protected Trees Specialists

Your Local Arborist Specialist - Servicing Christchurch & Canterbury

Experienced & Advanced

Protected Trees Strategies Canterbury Region

The Christchurch City Council has a large number of protected trees in Christchurch, some are in the Botanic gardens and parks, but the majority are on private land. The CCC has tree management strategies in place, this ensures overall vitality and to maximise the aesthetic value of the city’s trees for now and the future generations.

Elite Trees have qualified and expert arborists to work on your protected tree/s. Depending on the situation you may require a resource consent to prune your protected tree/s. Elite Trees can do this on your behalf, with over 10 years experience with protected trees, our arborists have build strong relationships with the council making this process easy for you the client.

Call us now to have one of our qualified arborists to come to your property to talk about your rights as a protected tree owner and to provide you with a comprehensive and objective arboricultural appraisal, elevation and recommendations for your protected tree/s.

About Us &

What We Do

Managing director of Elite Trees Chris Latimer has over 15 years of experience, both in forestry and the arboriculture industry.

Chris is originally from Geraldine where there are plenty of native bush nearby and where the hills are covered in pine forests. This is where the love for trees came from and saw Chris start his career within the forestry industry. After 5 years working in the forests of Geraldine, Chris moved his career to Christchurch and entered into the arboriculture industry.

Chris has spent over 10 years working for a residential tree company within Christchurch with the last 4 years managing a team of up to 12 arborists. Through Chris’ vast experience and skills gained as an experienced tree climber Chris has been part of both regional and national climbing competitions with his expertise recognised Chris now participates as a judge for regional competitions.

Chris joined forces with James Emery and together Elite Tree’s was born. James brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a successful business owner and recognises the potential Elite Tree’s has to be an extraordinary business offering a first class tree service within Christchurch.

Expert Tree Services At A Great Competitive Rate

Reduction & Shaping

We provide tree topping services.

Hedge Trimming

We service any size hedge.

Thinning & Pruning

Schedule your regular maintenance.

Tree Removal

We provide tree removal services.

Tree Reports

Consultancy & tree health assessments.


Selection advice and help with planting.

Protected Trees

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