Auckland tree removals are a common service throughout the city and have a variety of benefits. While tree removals may help to improve aesthetics, functionality and overall land value, there is a fair share of risks associated with tree removal that you should understand. While there are risks, you should also take comfort that an established tree removal expert like A1 Sure Services has spent the better half of two decades perfecting our tree removal skills. 

This blog will give you an overall view of the risks associated with tree removal in Auckland and why you should only use the services of an established arborist. A1 Sure Services has carried out countless tree removal jobs Auckland-wide and has acquired massive knowledge on the dos and don’ts of tree removal. As we go through each step, remain aware that A1 Sure Services has safeguards in place to ensure all tree removals are carried out as smoothly and safely as possible. 


Are you ready to understand the important risks of tree removal in Auckland? 


Environmental Impact

What Environmental Risks Are Associated With Improper Tree Removal 

Most of the environmental issues that arise from tree removal occur with inexperience or DIY approaches. This is why we never advise our customers to do anything by themselves as it’s important to respect the natural surroundings of whatever tree requires removal. If a tree is unconventionally removed from the earth, you risk damage to the land. 

Other environmental risks of improper tree removal include: 

  • Accidentally removing protected species
  • Cutting down a tree you mistakenly thought was dead
  • Soil erosion affecting your property


How Can Auckland Tree Removal Benefit Your Local Environment

While this may seem like an unfair question from a sustainability perspective, there are actually several reasons why one would benefit from unhealthy tree removal. The first and definitely most important reason is for freeing up more resources for other trees. Healthy trees are more able to absorb the carbon dioxide in the air which contributes to increased atmospheric temperatures. 


From another perspective, another reason why you should consider tree removal for unhealthy trees is due to potential disease or pest infestation. Much like people, trees are also able to spread disease and allow it to grow within clusters. This is why having an experienced Auckland arborist like A1 Sure Services is important; we have the ability to diagnose and identify tree diseases and pests – many of which are contagious to other trees. 


While it may seem like an option to “heal” or “treat” the tree, this is only possible in minor or early-stage cases. It’s much more of a safer option to remove the tree entirely to ensure the health of the remaining trees. A1 Sure Services brings state-of-the-art equipment and extensive aboricultural knowledge to carry out our tree removal jobs to the highest possible standard. 


Safety Concerns and Hazards:

How Can Auckland Tree Removal Be A Safety Hazard?

There is a broad list of safety concerns that must be considered before going ahead with tree removal. Again, this is why we advise against DIY jobs because there are many lurking dangers with cutting down a potentially dangerous tree. You may have power lines near your property which, if affected, can be disastrous to both the property and people. Without the insurance protection of an experienced arborist like A1 Sure Services, you’d be liable for any damage to any property or people’s injuries. 


Furthermore, many people will try and remove dead trees and think it’s an easy task since it’s “brittle” and “weak”. Dead trees are far more dangerous as they have poor structural integrity with branches far more likely to fall. Particularly, after a storm we notice that many people believe they can deal with their damaged trees on their own but this is perhaps the most dangerous period for any tree removal. 


A1 Sure Services prides itself on offering a 24/7 Emergency Tree Removal Service for anyone in need of immediate tree removal throughout Auckland. These tree removals are far too hazardous to be left to chance.  


Why Do I Need A Professional Auckland Arborist To Remove Dead Trees?

Following the strictest safety protocols is absolutely necessary when approaching any tree removal. The larger the tree, the more consideration must be given to account for logistics and safety. 


A1 Sure Services brings our 20+ years of experience to every job we do, regardless of large or small. Additionally, we also bring public liability insurance of up to $2,000,000. This means, that in the highly unlikely case that something goes sideways, you will be covered and not held liable for damages. Aside from a priority on safety, A1 Sure Services comes with an extensive list of other highlights, including: 


  • Qualified Auckland arborists/ highly experienced climbers
  • Auckland’s tree removal specialists
  • Outstanding customer service
  • Respect for surrounding property
  • Large and small tree removal experts
  • Equipment for any size tree removal
  • Priority on safety
  • Free no-obligation quotes and free advice
  • Kiwi-owned and operated


Tree Preservation and Biodiversity:

Why Should I Consider Tree Preservation and Biodiversity Before A Tree Removal? 

Tree preservation is an important aspect of arboreal tree services, it’s part of what maintains Auckland’s unique biodiversity. In the 20+ years we have been in business, we have developed an extensive knowledge of Auckland’s various tree species. Our broad expertise on this subject is important when determining which trees should and should not be removed. There are many factors that we must take into account. 


Firstly, we could be disrupting the habitat of various protected plant and animal species. We want to avoid this as much as possible but this is why we always suggest getting us over for an on-site inspection (free and no obligation quote provided). We have had several calls from property owners who are looking to have trees removed but we soon realise that they serve an indigenous or environmentally significant purpose to the local ecosystem. 


Are There Legal Considerations For Auckland Tree Removal? 

Instead of reading a long list of things you can and can’t do related to tree removal, why not just leave it to the experts? A1 Sure Services is not just knowledgeable on tree species and health but we have also come to become well-versed on the legal areas of tree services. We understand the restrictions of both local and central governments when it comes to native/protected trees as well as what constitutes trees on private or public property. 


Unnecessary and hefty fines might be given if you carry out your own tree work. You’ll need to be very knowledgeable in these areas if you’re going to do anything DIY. Why risk any money at all when you know that you can approach A1 Sure Services and get the job done legally and to an exceptionally high standard? 


Alternatives To Tree Removal in Auckland: 

What Tree Services Can Be Used Instead of Tree Removal?

While A1 Sure Services are experts in the field of tree removal, we have an extensive list of skills that may suit your situation far more. Your tree may not be in a diseased or decayed state where it needs to be removed. Perhaps there is some tree cutting or tree trimming that can carried out instead of ripping out a tree that can be salvaged. 


Perhaps you have a very specific area of your tree that is concerning. Our effective tree pruning can make quick work of your localised tree issues. Tree pruning is an excellent method of promoting healthy tree growth and eliminating disease regions. 


For more information, please read – “What Makes A1 Sure Services Skilled At Tree Trimming And Tree Pruning?”


Perhaps you’re looking for an even more extensive tree removal operation like land clearing. We are proud to say that no job is too big or small. We have carried out extensive land-clearing work for both residential and commercial purposes. How can we do this exactly? 


A massive project will require the best and latest equipment; our excavator-mounted and tractor-mulching units will cut through your unwanted trees with absolute ease. With A1 Sure Services able to smooth any patch of land, you’ll be ready to carry out the next steps of your project.


There may be residual debris on your property that requires some heavy lifting to remove. A1 Sure Services has the strength and eye-to-detail necessary to ensure that our heavy-duty equipment removes every weed, tree, metal or other rubbish you wish to be gone.


A1 Sure Services is no stranger to a difficult task; we have access to cranes and helicopters for sites with more challenging terrains. We have handled several jobs over the last 20 years that require awkward tree removal and have accumulated experience to ensure that no job is too difficult for us to execute.


While considered to be a difficult task, A1 Sure Services has many examples of removing streams, creeks and other water-related areas on land. The unbeatable expertise of our highly-trained arborists and specialised equipment allow us to deliver cleared land that is exactly that. 

For more information, please read – “Why Might Land Clearing Be Necessary?” 



No job is too big or too small for A1 Sure Services. 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. At A1 Sure Services, we do free on-site inspections and can typically carry this out within 24 hours (99% of the time). We are also offering 25% off all tree removal work in Auckland – Take advantage of this current special. 


“Excellent service all round! We had two large Phoenix Palms that needed trimming. The communication was so prompt. The boys turned up on time and were so very polite, friendly and told me exactly what they were going to do.”

– Five-Star Google Review

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