Christchurch & Canterbury
Arborist Services

Expert tree maintenance for your residential or commercial properties by John Royle a qualified and experienced Christchurch arborist.

Welcome to the Royle Arborist Website

Royle Arborist Ltd is a Christchurch based arboricultural contracting company offering all aspects of tree maintenance to both commercial and residential properties not just in Christchurch city but also in the surrounding regions. Royle Arborist was founded by arborist John Royle in 2003.

Our Tree Services

We can assist you with a range of tree care including tree reductions, pruning and thinning, fruit tree pruning and spraying, landscaping and tree reports.

About John Royle

John's passion is seeing the right tree planted in the right place, and being correctly cared for. His wide range of experience means he is well equipped to deal with any project.

Request a Quote

If you've got tree problems complete our online quote request form and John will be back in touch asap to talk through the job with you and provide you with a quote for it.

Customer Feedback:

"Chris & I would like to give you a 5 Star Rating for your prompt & professional service. You have shaped and saved some of our precious trees and shrubs which we are grateful for. We have recommended your services to a few others over the years and they were very happy with your work".

Kind regards,

Dorothy Morrow

"For many years Royle Aborist has pruned our trees and hedges. John and his team are very reliable, knowledgeable and forthcoming with advice. I would have no hesitation in recommending Royle Aborist to looking after your trees.

Thanks, John".


"Always impressed with the work Johnny and his team do each year.  Service simply above and beyond, you won't find a more genuine guy!"
K. Frame

"I am writing to provide a reference for John Royle, an exceptional arborist whom I have had the pleasure of working with for several seasons. John and his team have consistently demonstrated their efficiency and expertise in managing trees of all sizes, making them an invaluable resource for our gardens and properties.

We have utilized John's services in two different locations: the Glen Dene Garden and The Camp at Lake Hawea. Throughout our collaboration, we have witnessed John's vast knowledge and skill in shaping trees to perfection, while also ensuring the appropriate amount of light reaches other areas or vistas, enhancing the overall aesthetics and functionality of the spaces.

One aspect that truly sets John and his team apart is their efficient approach to their work. They employ a mulching machine that significantly contributes to the effectiveness of their operations. This attention to detail and commitment to employing sustainable practices reflects John's dedication to providing the highest quality service.

In addition to their technical proficiency, John and his team have consistently displayed professionalism and reliability. They have been prompt in their responses, organized in their planning, and have consistently met or exceeded our expectations. Their friendly demeanor and willingness to address any concerns or questions have made them a pleasure to work with.

Based on our experiences, I wholeheartedly recommend John Royle as an arborist. His expertise, efficiency, and commitment to delivering outstanding results make him an asset to any project or property. Please feel free to reach out to me if you require any further information or clarification."

Thank You, Richard and Sarah Burdon

Having used Royal Aborists for many years, we have always found John and his team to be efficient, reliable, very obliging and tidy in their work.

The knowledge, experience & expertise John brings to the job has always been extremely helpful and appreciated, along with his sound advice on any problem issues. We have some beautiful, well-maintained trees as a result.

We are very happy to recommend Royle Arborists.

Pip & Bill Binns

"We have engaged Royle Aborists for many years, to carry out regular trimming of a large Macrocarpa boundary hedge and removing two large Macrocarpa trees on our uphill boundary.

Our property is on a steep slope and the Royle team have completed the work with skill and endurance.

Royle Aborists have good equipment and expert knowledge. We can recommend their services without hesitation."

Humphrey and Colleen Archer

Our Hansa C 45 Chipper

Tree Stump Grinding

We do our own stump grinding of tree stumps.

Providing the care and maintenance of trees
from seedling to maturity.

  • Tree Pruning
  • Tree Removal
  • Landscaping
  • Tree Planting
  • Tree assessments & reports

Traffic Management

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Health and Safety Plan