With Warkworth growing rapidly and two staff already living in the area, it made sense for Tree King to establish itself in the Dome Valley and extend its services as far north as Wellsford.
Managing director Luke Cabrol says local arborists James Isaacs and Alistair McKay have been kept busy ever since with pruning, stump grinding, hedge maintenance, gorse mulching and, if absolutely necessary, tree removal.
Luke says the company works hard to retain rather than cut down trees, and customers are often delighted to learn that a tree they were resigned to losing can often be preserved through careful pruning and good management.
He adds that as a place becomes more developed there is an increasing risk of trees being cut down, but an area’s attractiveness is enhanced enormously by keeping as many trees as possible.
“We work with people so that their trees can continue to be a valuable asset on their property,” he says.
That often means giving good practical advice and Tree King prides itself on ensuring excellent customer service from start to finish. Luke says the fact that Tree King has established itself in the Dome is a good indicator of the confidence the business has in James and Alistair to deliver that service in the Mahurangi area.
Expansion has also meant that Tree King has access to a wide range of equipment, including variously sized chippers, diggers, mulch trucks and stump grinders, and can select the most appropriate machine for the job, ensuring it is completed speedily and efficiently.
“We get a lot of amazing feedback from customers, which really motivates the crews to strive to keep doing better and better,” Luke says.
Unsurprisingly, Tree King has plenty of work and is eager to hear from arborists, especially experienced climbers, who would like to join their team.