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Tree Maintenance

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Elite Trees

Tree Maintenance Services

Trees and shrubs are fantastic things to have in our landscape. They provide many benefits such as shade, structure and street appeal. But over time they can block the view, block the winter sunshine or simply spread into neighbouring properties.

The good news is this doesn’t mean you have to remove the tree or shrub. Thinning and pruning can restore most unruly greenery back to their former glory. Fruit trees, deciduous trees, New Zealand native trees, shrubs or exotics, no matter what the variety, they can all benefit from thinning and pruning.

Our qualified arborists can resolve many problems with our expert pruning. Whether we need to prune out deadwood, thin out trees and shrubs to let in more light, our arborists can do it all. We’ll also attend to any wood that has disease because it’s important to prevent its spread.

Trees and shrubs can sometimes get too tall, too round or just plain lopsided. For various reasons such as disease, restricted sunlight and incorrect planting or pruning, a tree or shrub can grow out of shape very quickly. Their eventual size may have been underestimated when they were originally planted leaving valuable winter sunshine or an outstanding view blocked.

Our qualified arborists can reduce the height and overall size of your trees and restore both trees and shrubs to a more aesthetically pleasing, natural look. There’s no random cutting when an arborist is on the job. And for those trees and shrubs that have been incorrectly pruned or topped causing dieback, disease and misshapen ruin, our qualified arborists can remove the deadwood and give the greenery a new lease on life.

Planting or transplanting trees and shrubs is a significant investment when landscaping. Properly placed and maintained trees and shrubs add appeal and value to your property. However, tree planting is not straight forward. There are many factors to consider when selecting the ideal trees for your landscape.

Elite trees takes into account both your requirements and those of your plants. We consider the planting’s function such as ornamental, shade, windbreak or privacy. We also advise on the selection of different tree and shrub species as not all varieties suit all locations. The form, size and growth habit of the trees or shrubs also depend on the species. Finally, we take into account your site conditions including soil type, drainage, exposure, space, traffic and construction.

Elite trees can source and plant trees and shrubs, from single specimens to bulk lots, using our expertise to ensure the long term success. We also provide care instructions and can assist with ongoing maintenance such as tree pruning.

Elite trees also relocate trees of special significance or trees unfortunately planted in the wrong spot. Our qualified arborists can safely transplant your favourite trees to a new location. The cooler temperatures, of June through to August, are the ideal time for transplanting to ensure the best outcome.

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.

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