About Royle Arborist

We are a Christchurch based arboricultural contracting company offering all aspects of tree maintenance.

We work Canterbury wide

We provide arborist services 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.

About John Royle - Owner and operator

Cert arboriculture

John's passion is seeing the right tree planted in the right place, and being correctly cared for. Anything you want doing with trees, John can do it. His wide range of experience means he is well equipped to deal with any project. John trained in arboriculture at Horttraining New Zealand.

John worked for the Forest Service in the 1980s, and learned extensively about native trees. He has worked in the wide range of fields between environmental forestry to production forestry. John is passionate about forest restoration. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s John began working in the arboricultural industry, before setting up his own company in 2003.

John also has a special interest in golf courses, having worked for a number of years for the Heretaunga Golf course as a tree specialist. He knows which ornamental trees are required for shade and challenge, exactly how they should be cared for and how to do it.


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

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

Traffic Management

Public Liability Insurance

Health and Safety Plan