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Press Release: Kiwi World Champion Again
Updated: 7Press Release Aug 2018

  


An invitation from STIHL
Updated: 6 Aug 2018

'Meet, Greet, Learn & Eat with Mark Chisholm: International Award Winning Arborist'.

Three events, including;

  • Hamilton, 18 Sept 2018
  • Auckland, 19 Sept 2018
  • Christchurch, 20 Sept 2018

Click here for more information or booking details.              


Kauri dieback hui: dates and venues announced
Updated: 5 July 2018

Locations, dates and times are now available for the first round of kauri dieback hui. These meetings are open to everyone and are about gathering ideas to develop the future direction for managing the disease.

Northland
Mangamuka Marae, 9 Iwitaua Road, Mangamuka
Monday 2 July, 10am to 3pm

Whangarei
Barge Park Showgrounds Event Centre, 474 Maunu Road
Monday 2 July, 7pm to 9pm

Whangarei
Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae
Northtec, 51 Raumanga Valley Rd
Tuesday 3 July, 10am to 3pm

Auckland
Te Mahurehure Marae, 65-73 Premier Ave, Point Chevalier
Wednesday 4 July, 10am to 3pm

Auckland
Kelston Community Centre, 126 Awaroa Rd, Sunnyvale
Wednesday 4 July, 7pm to 9pm

Thames
Thames War Memorial Hall, Cnr of Mary & Queen St.
Thursday 5 July, 7pm to 9pm

Thames
Matai Whetu Marae, 12 Ngati Maru Highway, Kopu
Friday 6 July, 10am to 3pm

If you can’t make the hui, there are other ways to have your say. Submissions are now open and will close on Monday 16 July 2018, 5:00pm. Visit website to see the best way for you to have your say www.kauridieback.co.nz

There will be three rounds of consultation this year. This first round is to refresh the future direction for managing kauri dieback disease. In rounds two and three later this year, you’ll get to comment on the big picture view created from feedback in round one. This will inform how the National Pest Management Plan can best be used to support the work to protect kauri – and you’ll get a say on that too. Dates for these consultation rounds to follow.



              

2018 NZ Arb Annual Conference, in association with Asplundh
Updated: 1 May 2018

The 2018 NZ Arb Conference in association with Asplundh will return to the South Island in early November.
Click on banner below for the latest 2018 Conference updates.

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Husqvarna Professional Product Launch - Member Exclusive
Updated: 1 May 2018

Click on link below to view and download the invitation and register.

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Myrtle Rust Resources
Updated: 22 January 2018

An increasing number of myrtle rust cases are being reported in Auckland and around the North Island, which have the potential to have significant impacts on our amenity trees, the way we work, and what our landscape may look like in decades to come.
MPI have shared a selection of flyers with NZ Arb which they hope members will be able to distribute through our collectives networks, helping to track and manage the spread of the disease. 
 
In particular, they would like to encourage the download and use of the App that has been designed for this to help track the progress of the disease.

Click on links below to view and download flyers.

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Tall order pruning tools that take the hunch out of the crunch

Written by Rachel Alexander on March 30th, 2015.      0 comments

When working on medium trees that aren’t solid enough to warrant carabineer and harness or the effort of organising a scissor lift, there are two tools I find invaluable: loppers with extendable pole handles and long handled loppers with a double action pulley to take the grunt out of the crunch. 

loppersJameson, Corona and Wolf Garten make a professional grade extendable pole with pull string to operate the blades - great for things like spiky Gledytsias so you can avoid getting pricked by giant thorns, attacking out of reach climbers like wisteria or roses heading up into a cabbage tree, or clipping dead branches out of reach from the ground on ancient cherries and maples.  Resting the pole on other branches makes balancing easier given the tool is a little top heavy.  The Jameson version comes with a handy hook near the blades.  I use the Wolf Garten version at home but Jameson loppers are a more robust solution for arborists.  Jameson tools also have saws to go on top of the poles but a handy feature is that they also offer fibreglass poles filled with foam so they don’t get moisture in them, for use next to power lines.

OK I’m a chick. Long handled double action pulley loppers seem to halve the effort required to chop branches. I hate having to hunch for the crunch and although my upper body muscles were once world-class athlete status when I was a competitive hang glider pilot, that is two decades ago (aaargh).  I use the loppers with double action pulley when a branch looks too thick for standard loppers and I could switch to a saw but want an instant solution.  The disadvantage compared to non-action pulley shorter loppers is that they are not as light, so not ideal for stretching in to clip vertical sprouts in the centre of weeping pears.  But the steel is higher quality, and I enjoy the class of the smoother action.  It’s a bit like the nice clunk closing the door of a Mercedes coupe compared to the same on a ten-year-old tinny Jap import.

Metrogreen.co.nz are agents for a wide range of garden tool brands including ARS and Samurai saws, secateurs and specialist arborist lines not available from mainstream tool outlets. I find Paul and Ken always helpful and knowledgeable. You might have come across them when they were Arbogreen.  Metrogreen is their ecommerce brand.  Order online and they deliver to your door – yes even the awkward extendable pole loppers arrived nicely packed!

By Rachel Alexander

MetroGreen formerly known as Arborgreen NZ is an established landscaping supply company in New Zealand with over 20 years’ experience in the core business of equipment for professional arborists, landscapers and local bodies
 

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Tall order pruning tools that take the hunch out of the crunch

Written by Rachel Alexander on March 30th, 2015.      0 comments

When working on medium trees that aren’t solid enough to warrant carabineer and harness or the effort of organising a scissor lift, there are two tools I find invaluable: loppers with extendable pole handles and long handled loppers with a double action pulley to take the grunt out of the crunch. 

loppersJameson, Corona and Wolf Garten make a professional grade extendable pole with pull string to operate the blades - great for things like spiky Gledytsias so you can avoid getting pricked by giant thorns, attacking out of reach climbers like wisteria or roses heading up into a cabbage tree, or clipping dead branches out of reach from the ground on ancient cherries and maples.  Resting the pole on other branches makes balancing easier given the tool is a little top heavy.  The Jameson version comes with a handy hook near the blades.  I use the Wolf Garten version at home but Jameson loppers are a more robust solution for arborists.  Jameson tools also have saws to go on top of the poles but a handy feature is that they also offer fibreglass poles filled with foam so they don’t get moisture in them, for use next to power lines.

OK I’m a chick. Long handled double action pulley loppers seem to halve the effort required to chop branches. I hate having to hunch for the crunch and although my upper body muscles were once world-class athlete status when I was a competitive hang glider pilot, that is two decades ago (aaargh).  I use the loppers with double action pulley when a branch looks too thick for standard loppers and I could switch to a saw but want an instant solution.  The disadvantage compared to non-action pulley shorter loppers is that they are not as light, so not ideal for stretching in to clip vertical sprouts in the centre of weeping pears.  But the steel is higher quality, and I enjoy the class of the smoother action.  It’s a bit like the nice clunk closing the door of a Mercedes coupe compared to the same on a ten-year-old tinny Jap import.

Metrogreen.co.nz are agents for a wide range of garden tool brands including ARS and Samurai saws, secateurs and specialist arborist lines not available from mainstream tool outlets. I find Paul and Ken always helpful and knowledgeable. You might have come across them when they were Arbogreen.  Metrogreen is their ecommerce brand.  Order online and they deliver to your door – yes even the awkward extendable pole loppers arrived nicely packed!

By Rachel Alexander

MetroGreen formerly known as Arborgreen NZ is an established landscaping supply company in New Zealand with over 20 years’ experience in the core business of equipment for professional arborists, landscapers and local bodies
 

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