Our arborists

We are tree experts. We love what we do.​

Advanced Tree Services is a Christchurch-based family business established in 2003 by arborist Mathew (“Mat”) Palmer and wife, Amy. As an arboricultural contractor, we provide all aspects of residential and commercial tree care and removal.

Advanced Tree Services employs only qualified arborists. We believe expert staff knowledge and applied Health & Safety practices are essential. We also uphold environmentally-friendly work procedures, and maintain an on-going programme to review and increase the sustainability of our business.

The Boss

Mat Palmer is a passionate, committed arborist who cares deeply about providing quality service and workmanship.

He likes clambering up and over things, and as an award-winning climber he understands the importance of planning and safety very, very well.

Mat is a straight talker, a devoted family man, and a boss who leads by example. He has mentored many young arborists who’ve gone on to make their mark in the industry.

With over 20 years in the arboriculture game, Mat continues to develop his expertise and processes. He has a profound understanding of trees, their tolerances and unique qualities.

He is a consummate professional.

The Team

All our arborists are qualified and highly skilled. They’re also top people who take a lot of pride in their work, consistently meeting Mat’s high standards and our clients’ expectations.

In an industry that attracts young travellers, it’s significant that many of our arborists stick around for at least 4–5 years—some even longer. We pride ourselves on having a tight-knit crew who work to each other’s strengths and put Health & Safety first.

Work with us

Develop your skills with one of the best in the business. We’re always looking for qualified arborists with at least 2–3 years’ experience and a great attitude. If that’s you, contact us today.

“I wanted to be sure to pass on my thanks to the two gentlemen who did the work for me. I told them personally that I was very grateful for how obliging they were with doing the extra bits and pieces – and I’m really delighted with the job they did. They were absolutely excellent!”

Christchurch City Council Approved Contractor

Advanced Tree Services is a Christchurch City Council Approved Contractor, licensed in Quantified Tree Risk Assessment and is a member of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association and the International Association of Arboriculture.

Ongoing works of interest include state highway road corridor maintenance in Lewis Pass and in Arthurs Pass for Downer, and tree maintenance in Victoria Park and Halswell Quarry for the Christchurch City Council.

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Health & Safety is a huge issue in our industry. We work hard to ensure we comply with our client companies’ high standards. Advanced Tree Services is fully accredited with Site Safe, ConstructSafe and traffic management protocols.

Professional help for your trees​

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