Indian bead trees recently maintained by Swampfrog arborists in Waikato

Photographer: D. Goodman, Image © Swampfrog

What is Arboriculture

Also referred to as ‘tree work’ or ‘tree surgery’, the purpose of arboriculture is to provide professional and quality care and maintenance for your trees. This can range from providing advice about the best actions to retain or remove your trees including maintenance of hedges and fruit trees; to providing advice about trees you could plant on your property including native restoration; to getting into a tree to check for important native fauna species; to assisting nurseries in the collection of valuable seed and/or propagation material from endangered or rare tree species. We’ve also been known to save the odd drone as well!

Dan on the job in Tokoroa Photographer: V. Morgan, Image © V. Morgan

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Our highly experienced team are fully insured and prequal approved for council work. We are on call 24/7 to assist you with all of your tree maintenance requirements including hedge trimming, pruning, removal and mulch supply. We can also assist you with your tree and hedge planting providing the complete package of services from suitable tree selection, sourcing, delivery and planting.


We have over 20+ combined years’ experience in native forest, riparian and wetland restoration. Coupled with our strong networks of native ecosystem experts, we can help you with the guidance and networks you need to select the right native species for your projects.


Our team has been involved in the periphery of Kauri Dieback and Myrtle Rust for over 10 years and work closely with incursion networks to remain informed about risks to our native ecosystems. We can assist you to build the information and expert advice you need to address these issues for your own projects.


Our team is available to assist you with you stumpgrinding needs. Big or small, we can provide you with the assurances of fast and reliable service.

Gardening design and maintenance

Our team can assist you to build a plan together to enhance your home, and help you source the plants and even install them. We have a network of experts in the building, concreting and hard landscaping spaces that we can also connect you with to make your vision become a reality. We offer monthly garden maintenance packages. Talk to us about your needs today.

Community -based Environmental research

Our research team has over 40+years combined experience in environmental-related research including reviewing policy, planning and co-designing environmental research with communities. You can see more about what we are currently working on via our projects page.

Some of our clients

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