After 29 years as the Managing Director of The Specimen Tree Company Gordon Ikin is stepping down and the business is being taken over by three long-serving staff members – Stuart Barton, Simon Batchelor, and Jeff Fell. The nursery is currently being relocated to Ardmore but will continue trading at Otahuhu until 5 August. Contact details for Stuart, Simon and Jeff are provided on our Contact page.
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The Specimen Tree Company was established in 1987 by Gordon Ikin, our Managing Director, to share his passion for trees. This passion is still at the heart of our company today and it is demonstrated everyday by our experienced, qualified and dedicated staff. Trees are not just a part of our business, they are our business.
We provide a complete and holistic tree service from the birth of a tree (Nursery), through to a tree’s removal due to its old age and declining condition (Pruning and Surgery). We can guide your project through the planning stages and the granting of Resource Consent, undertake the tree removals required, provide on-site monitoring during construction, undertake plant supply and planting, and provide after-care maintenance to ensure tree establishment.
Our clients include residential property owners, landscape architects, landscape contractors, city councils, property developers, construction companies, golf courses, institutions and schools.
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These versitile trees are fantastic as a fully furnished hedge or as a pleached hedge. Ideal for frost-free locations, in full sun or part shade. They are also good for topiary use.
Tree Planting and Landscaping
Our landscaping service will help you to create the garden that is both suited to your site and your needs. This service includes helping you choose the most appropriate trees and plants for your location and the planting, establishment and after-care maintenance of them. The extent of this advice process could be from selection of screen or hedging trees to provide privacy adjacent a boundary, right through to the design and installation of a whole new garden.
From the team at The Specimen Tree Company We specialise in everything tree related. If you are in the Auckland area and would like us to plant your trees for you we also offer that service. In addition, if you require tree pruning, removals, or transplanting, contact us today regarding providing you with a free quote.
Photo Credits: Simon Devitt, Craig Baldwin, John Mead, and our company staff.