Consultancy

We provide a specialist consultancy service covering all aspects of trees including:

  • Inspections for tree health and safety Implication studies for Resource Consent applications;

  • Tree moving feasibility assessments;

  • Tree asset management surveys and reports;

  • Tree evaluations;

  • Tree selection for planting plans;

  • Monitoring of protected trees during site development.


The services that we offer range from diagnosis of ill health in a single tree in a residential garden, through to preparing an arboricultural implication report on a proposed development site.

Consultancy Projects

Current and past consultancy projects have included:


Waterview Connection SH16 St Lukes Interchange Project (2013) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application, for Aurecon Group.

Peninsula Golf Course, Whangaparaoa (2012-2015)- Consultancy advice, preparation of reports and appearing at planning hearing re proposed Plan Change for PLDL Holdings Ltd regarding subdivision for Fletcher Residential Ltd.

Manukau Golf Course, Takanini, Auckland (2013) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application for subdivision of the golf course into residential lots, for Fletcher Residential Ltd.

Westhaven Promenade (2013 - 2015) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application for construction of the proposed coastal promenade, and providing Arboricultural consultancy and monitoring during the construction stage for Waterfront Auckland.

Westhaven Marine Centre (2013 - 2015) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application for construction of the proposed Westhaven Marine Centre, for Waterfront Auckland.

Springpark subdivision, Panama Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland (2013) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application including appearing at the planning hearing, for Redwood Group Ltd.

Housing NZ Corporation, Jordan Ave., Onehunga, Auckland (2013) - Undertaking a survey of the existing tree stock adjacent the residental properties on these sites.

Victoria Park Tunnel, Auckland (2002-2012) - Providing arboricultural consultancy during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages (for Victoria Park Tunnel Alliance). This project involved facilitation of a cut and fill tunnel across Council owned Victoria Park containing scheduled trees and the widening of the north bound motorway approach to the Auckland Harbour Bridge within the drip lines of significant coastal Pohutukawa trees.

Kings College, Otahuhu, Auckland (2004-2010) - Providing arboricultural consultancy during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages of the Sports Complex project, as well as the Chapel Close project, an extension to the historic scheduled Chapel adjacent scheduled trees.

Fort St, Auckland CBD (2012-2013) - Providing arboricultural consultancy for the upgrade of Stage 3 into a shared space street for Auckland Council.

Lopdell House, Titirangi, Auckland (2008-2015) - Providing arboricultural consultancy during both the Resource Consent stage and construction stage for the re-developement of this significant Council building adjacent a scheduled Oak tree and other protected trees.

Diocesan School for Girls, Epsom, Auckland (2004-2015) - Providing tree surveys to assist with the future planning of the school and providing arboricultural consultancy during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages of the Aquatic Centre project, Carpark and Sports Turf projects and the School House Landscaping project.

The Warehouse, Pah Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland (2010-2012) - Preparation of the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application for the re-development of this brownfields site into retail, as well as providing monitoring of works during construction and providing on-going management of existing scheduled Ginkgo trees.

St Cuthbert's College, Epsom, Auckland (2009-2013) - Providing arboricultural consultancy during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages of the The Performing Arts Centre project and the Centennial Centre project.

One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) (2000-2016) - Providing Arboricultural advice regarding the options for the re-planting of the summit of One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie) following the removal of the vandalised Pine tree, for Auckland City Council / Auckland Council.

Auckland Council stormwater upgrades (2007-2013) - Providing Arboricultural consultancy during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages for numerous stormwater upgrade projects within Auckland, Waitakere and North Shore areas.

Housing NZ Corporation, Tonar St, Northcote (2009-2011) - Providing arboricultural consultancy during both the Resource Consent stage and construction stage of the redevelopment of this residential housing precinct.

Lorne St, Auckland CBD (2005-2006) - Providing arboricultural consultancy for the upgrade of this important city shopping street for the then Auckland City Council during the planning, Resource Consent and construction stages, including preparing the Arboricultural Implication report for the Resource Consent application.
Memberships:

New Zealand Restoration Trust
NZARB
New Zealand Site Safe
isa
Auckland chamber of Commerce
Tan's Tree Trust
Photo Credits:
Simon Devitt, Craig Baldwin, John Mead, and our company staff.
Ph: 0800-800-873 / 09-276-1041

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