368 days ago

How To Identify If Tree Removal Is Required

Tania from A1 Sure Services - Auckland Tree Removal & Tree Care Specialist

Tree trimming, tree removal, tree cutting, grinding and removal of tree stumps and garden care can be dangerous work. Before undertaking any work yourself we urge you to get the advice of a tree care specialist. At A1 Sure services we can offer high-quality tree services North Shore / Auckland wide and can give expert advice on the best course of action for your trees.

If you have decided to do some work on your trees and garden, be sure to keep your health and safety as your number one priority. If you are unsure about something or not confident in your ability to complete a certain task, then don’t do it. Contact a professional arborist and get their advice.

Here are a few safety tips for tree care and garden work:

1. Wear protective clothing/gear - Depending on the work you’re doing you may need all or some of the following: Helmet/Hard Hat, Safety Goggles, Work Gloves, Slip-resistant Work Boots, Thick Pants. It is vital you protect yourself from any potential hazards such as falling branches, wood dust/chips, slippery environments, sharp tools/machinery.

2. Be aware of your surroundings - Make sure you have a good lay of the area you will be working with. If you’re going to be digging into the ground, find out where utility pipes/cables lie and avoid causing major damage/disruptions. If you will be getting high up on a ladder or other piece of machinery, be aware of low hanging branches and power lines.

3. Minimize hazards - Before undertaking any work be sure to clear the area of any potential hazards. Loose branches, tools, toys, sports equipment can all be tripping hazards and, when you’re operating power tools or holding sharp objects, can cause serious injury. Also, make sure any children or animals are kept indoors and out of the way.

4. Power Tools - Take the utmost care when working with power tools, they are not toys! Before using them make sure you inspect for any damage to the tools that could potentially become hazards. Wear the correct protective gear when operating power tools. Use an outdoor extension lead if required and always be aware of where your cable is to avoid cutting through it.

Most importantly, never operate a power tool unless you are confident in your ability to use it. Read the manual, watch tutorial videos on youtube, ask someone experienced for advice, just make sure you know what you are doing before pressing that ‘ON’ button.

And don’t forget at A1 Sure Services we offer expert tree work services, including tree removal and tree trimming, Auckland-wide!

Contact Us

Contact us today if you require tree pruning or tree removal North Shore / Auckland wide. We’ll be happy to supply a free no obligation quote within 48 hours.

Small trees or large trees - we can do it all safely and efficiently! We are fully insured with public liability insurance up to $2M and have the personnel and equipment to complete almost any job whilst following strict health and safety guidelines. Whether we’re removing a tree or simply trimming it, you and your tree’s health is our number one priority.

We provide a wide range of services in Auckland: Tree felling, Tree removal services, Tree trimming, Tree pruning services, Hedge trimming, Stump grinding services, Stump removal, Land clearance and more!

Expert tree servicing and tree removal Auckland Wide. We service the North Shore, Central Auckland, West Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland & Rodney District/ Hibiscus Coast.

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Minimum wage, no help and on the ladder at 25: here's how they did it

Kylie Klein Nixon Reporter from Homed

I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.

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2 days ago

Auckland CBD businesses gain respite from City Rail Link

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Inner city business owners will be relieved to see City Rail Link work has ended in Albert St.

Five years of City Rail Link work has come to fruition at the intersection of Albert St and Wolfe St in Auckland's CBD.

Digging up the busy city street for rail tunnels took longer than expected and caused hardship for businesses in the area, said City Rail Link Ltd chief executive Dr Sean Sweeney.

"There have been robust discussions over the years, but we have worked hard with local businesses to find suitable solutions to offset impacts when work fell behind schedule including the introduction of rent assistances scheme for those who qualified,” said Sweeney.

“We hope we are leaving behind a rejuvenated and transformed street.”

Work began in late 2015 on the city rail link section at the lower end of Albert St.

A trench was excavated down the middle of Albert St between Customs St and Wyndham St to build the project’s twin underground tunnels 350-metres long.

At Commercial Bay they connected with the tunnel built from Britomart Station.

Construction also involved relocating an important stormwater line and strengthening a section of a large sewer main.

Tunnel construction finished in mid-2019 and Albert St was back filled up to road level.

Street beautifying followed – building wider pavements, installing new street furniture and lighting, planting native trees and creating bus bays to upgrade public transport.

Sweeney says the end to the work at the lower end of Albert Street is an important milestone.

“Historically it is where CRL’s construction began, but when you look ahead it’s a timely reminder that CRL is a transformational project for the whole of Auckland."

"Alongside that city-wide view we have a commitment to leave a positive legacy locally where we have had to put our spades into the ground.“

Meanwhile, work is continuing from the Wyndham St intersection to extend the city rail link further south along Albert St to join the new Aotea underground station in the city centre.

1 day ago

Poll: Should fireworks be banned?

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland skies will soon be alight with fireworks displays.

With Guy Fawkes looming, the event sparks ongoing debate over the use of fireworks.

Auckland Council and a range of national organisations have renewed calls to ban the private use and sale of fireworks after a parliamentary select committee decided in August to leave regulations unchanged.

Some people will be celebrating Guy Fawkes Day, held to commemorate the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605.

Should fireworks be banned?

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Should fireworks be banned?
  • 76.3% Yes
    76.3% Complete
  • 23.7% No
    23.7% Complete
464 votes