Tree trimming, tree removal and general tree care can be complicated and sometimes dangerous. Here are some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” when it comes to looking after your trees.


 Trim your trees: Tree pruning is necessary to keep them looking good and preserving the tree’s health. For more difficult tree trimming jobs, calling a qualified arborist is highly recommended.

 Take into account your health and safety: Always wear appropriate protective equipment for the job you’re doing and don’t attempt anything that could put you in harm’s way. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

 Water your trees: If it’s been hot and dry for a few days, water your trees to ensure they get the moisture and nutrients they need.

 Inspect your trees regularly: Always take the time to check your trees for disease, pests or rot. The small amount of time it takes to check the health of your tree can save you a huge amount of time and hassle in the future.

 Use Mulch: Mulching is an integral part of keeping your tree healthy. It provides nutrients that the surrounding soil may not be able to and it keeps the soil around the base and roots cool and moist, encouraging growth.

 Speak to a tree care specialist: If you have any questions regarding your trees and garden, don’t hesitate to call a professional arborist for advice or help. At A1 Sure Services our arborists are experienced and fully trained to complete any job is the safest and most efficient manner. We are always happy to help.


 Trim too often: Over-trimming your trees can cause permanent damage and even the death of the tree. It takes time for your tree to heal from pruning and doing it too often will leave it weak and unable to heal.

 Overwater your trees: There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. While trees love water, giving them too much can drown them and cause root rot, which attracts pests and disease.

 Try to remove a tree yourself: Tree felling is something that should always be done by a qualified arborist. They have specialised equipment, purpose-built to aid in the removal of trees and the clean up following the removal. Attempting to do it yourself is almost certain to result in serious injury, or worse, to you or someone else.

 Leave a stump: While removing a tree works for the most part, leaving the big ugly stump can defeat the purpose of the removal in the first place. Stumps can create a hazard in your garden and even attract pests. Tree service professionals have specific stump grinding equipment used to safely and efficiently remove tree stumps so that you can use the space for whatever you want.

 Ignore the warning signs: There are plenty of signs and indicators to look out for when inspecting your trees and ignoring them will only lead to more headaches further down the line. They aren’t always obvious, but being aware of what they are and reacting quickly is the best thing you can do for your trees’ health.

A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!

Is My Tree Dead? Is Tree Removal Required?

 Trees are living things and, thus, death is a natural part of their life cycle. The death of a mature tree can be sad, particularly if you’ve been nurturing it for much of its life. It can also be very unexpected as it may have seemed to be in good health. By the time a tree is noticeably dying or diseased, it is generally too late and tree removal required by qualified arborists. However, there are some signs you can look out for and catch before it is too late.