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Tree Topping

Your Local Arborist Specialist - Servicing Christchurch & Canterbury

Elite Trees

Tree Topping Services

Elite trees has the capability to do any size of hedge on private and commercial properties. Our qualified arborists will not only do an excellent job on your trees but they also have a keen eye for straight lines when it comes to hedges. If your hedge has grown out of shape our team will have it all squared up and tidy in no time at all.

Our qualified arborists are able to utilise a range of equipment from pole mounted hedge trimmers to Elevated Work Platforms of all sizes. Tree ladders are also used where EWP access may not possible.
Elite trees can schedule your hedge for regular maintenance if you prefer and send you a predetermined cyclic reminder to have your hedge trimmed.

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.

Protected Trees

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