Landscaping

Planting

We provide a service to plant any of the trees that we grow in our nursery, as well as undertaking a wide variety of other landscape planting works. Our horticultural staff have the experience to ensure that your trees will be correctly planted to enable them to establish and thrive in their new location. Our experience includes undertaking projects in private gardens, parks, streets, civic, subdivisions, commercial developments, institutions and schools. We also have experience in undertaking New Zealand native re-vegetation plantings.
Quotations

We provide free no obligation quotations for projects of all sizes.

 Transplanting

Our range of tree transplanting equipment enables us to transplant semi-mature and mature trees and palms from 0.5 - 100 tonnes and larger. Our techniques have been developed so as to minimise stress to the transplanted tree thus ensuring a higher success rate. We have developed a broad base of experience with transplanting many species of New Zealand native trees and we are recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading authorities on tree transplanting.
Article on Transplanting published in Landscape New Zealand Magazine
Aftercare Maintenance

To help our recently transplanted or planted trees or plants to establish themselves more readily, we offer an aftercare maintenance option.

This covers items such as watering, fertilising, topping-up mulch, adjusting stakes, formative pruning, deadwooding and regular checks on plant health. We strongly advise this additional service option where clients do not have the time or experience to undertake these tasks themselves.
Current and past landscape projects have included:

Aotea Square re-development (2009-2013) - Undertaking soft landscaping of the square following the major repair of the underground car park beneath it, including the supply and installation of 73 x semi-mature trees, the installation of the lawns and providing aftercare maintenance, for Hawkins Construction / Auckland Council.

Fort Street Upgrade, Auckland CBD, for Auckland Council (2011-2014) - Undertaking the supply of trees, primarily semi-mature Pohutukawa, and replanting and aftercare maintenance of this now 'shared space' street, for Auckland Council.

Elliot and Darby Street Upgrade, Auckland CBD, for Auckland Council (2011–2013) - Undertaking the supply, planting and aftercare maintenance of trees, primarily semi-mature Chatham Island Nikau palms, and the supply and installation of Aquaflow Porous Paving.

Mander Park, Whangarei (2011-2014) – Supply, planting and aftercare maintenance of specimen grade trees into this prominent park for NZTA for the Whangarei Urban Improvements-Central Avenue Upgrade.

Highbrook Business Park, East Tamaki, Auckland (2006-2011) – Highbrook Business Park is a large (107ha) business park owned by Goodman Properties situated on a peninsula of land alongside the Tamaki River. Adjacent the business park, Highbrook Park Trust has developed and maintains 40ha of public parkland. Our company won the soft landscaping contract for Stages 1, 2 and 3 of this development. This involved us supplying, planting and maintaining more than 10,000 trees and shrubs into the road reserves, parkland and some development sites.

Gateway (Karanga) Plaza project, Halsey St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, for Waterfront Auckland (2010-2011) – This project on the western side of the Viaduct Basin is one of the entry points to Wynyard Quarter from the harbour. Over a period of two years we transplanted semi-mature and mature Pohutukawa trees threatened with potential destruction by the re-development of this area and stored them in a temporary onsite nursery before transplanting them into their final positions into this plaza.

St Patricks Square, Wyndham St., Auckland CBD for Auckland City Council (now Auckland Council) (2008-2010) - Undertaking the supply, planting and maintenance of specimen and semi-mature grade trees into this much loved and award winning park adjacent St Patricks Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Marsden Cove, Whangarei Harbour, Northland, for Marsden Cove Ltd (2006-2010) – Marsden Cove is a marine village and residential subdivision adjacent Whangarei Harbour. Our company won the contract to supply plant and maintain more than 16,000 trees and shrubs into the road reserves and reserves of Stage 1 of this development.

Queen St Upgrade, Auckland CBD (2006-2009) – Our company in a partnership agreement with the then Auckland City Council, undertook the upgrade of the existing vegetation in Queen St. This involved transplanting approx. 50 mature Nikau palms and 50 Liquidambar trees into the street as well as installing Aquaflow Porous Paving to the base of some retained trees, as part of a major upgrade that included new paving, street furniture and lighting. 

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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