When it comes to tree removal, pruning, and planting you want to be sure that you’ve got the right people for the job.

You need people who know their trees – not just how to wield a chainsaw.
Professional Queenstown arborists, RoyalTree Ltd.

I have used the services of Royal Tree several times over the years for both the complete removal and reduction of large gum trees on a sloping sight and the pruning of specimen trees to maintain views.

I highly recommend Jimmy and his team, they do a great job, are very professional and competitively priced against other quotes received.

Jimmy is always willing to develop a plan to suit individual circumstances and they leave the property tidy afterwards.

Paul McDrury

Kelvin Heights

We just got back from Clyde… so we got to see the results of your very good work, thank you so much.
Thank you very much for a splendid job. The neighbour tells me it was hot and dry and that the two of you worked long and hard and I can certainly see that it would have been a big task.

We are very impressed by the neat and tidy way you left everything for us – the stacked logs, the wood chips and even the birds nests recovered and left out in case we wanted to show the grandkids (a very nice touch)!

What was best was that you met and then exceeded your prior assurance that it would be a job “well done”. It certainly was and we’d be happy to recommend your services to others and to use you again when the need arises.

Thanks again – much appreciated.

Peter & Glenys Stevenson


Jimmy and the team were superb from start to finish. Delighted with the result and will be sure to have them back.

Nick Winstone


Thank you Jimmy of Royal Tree for all of the work undertaken on our trees – be it small, large, fruit, or hedges.

The quality of the work you carry out is truly outstanding. Jimmy impresses us with his professionalism, punctuality, and certainly in our experience, provides the “best bang for your buck” that we know of when tree or hedge work is required.

You can be assured the job will be done at the agreed time and to your complete satisfaction.

Thank you Jimmy of Royal Tree. Your work is absolute “tops”.

Joe and Lu Bagrie

We have been using Jimmy from RoyalTree Ltd. for several years now.

Jimmy’s knowledge and skill is second to none and the service RoyalTree Ltd. provides is always efficient and professional.

Stepan Skala

Koncept Architecture + Design

We have a mixture of old and new trees on our property. Jimmy has been maintaining them for the last few years.

He does a wonderful job, and all of our dealings with him are well mannered and honest.

His results are excellent, and the garden is continuing to look better over time thanks to his expertise.

Ben Ruffell


Jimmy has worked for me in my business as required, he has done everything from rose pruning, hedge trimming, planting, tree reduction etc.

I have always found him to be professional, always does a top notch job. Always willing to offer his professional advice and never lets me down.

I would not hesitate in recommending Jimmy from Royal Tree.

Pauline Wood


The team at RoyalTree are professional arborists. Trees are our life.

We think hard about the short and long-term implications of any work, before undertaking it.

We ensure that you receive the most appropriate work for the situation, abiding all DoC and local council regulations, and that you receive it in a caring, timely and affordable manner.

We have a large 40 acre property with 12 acres of gardens which include hundreds of mature trees, many of which are exotics.We use professional arborists to take care of our trees and Jimmy Carling has been responsible for doing “the job” for us for several years.

Jimmy has great skills and has done some amazing work including topiaring a very large golden elm and shaping many others. He has a good eye and is sympathetic in ensuring that we get the best from our trees without compromising the views.

Jimmy has also done other major “unglamorous” jobs like attending to mature Hawthorn hedges and scaling massive Old Man Pines”.

He is very efficient, reliable, charges fair and competitive prices and is always a pleasure to have on our property.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Jimmy for all your Tree work.


Chantecler Gardens

I engaged RoyalTree to remove a large decayed blue gum and dead larch tree that were hanging over a classroom and potentially very dangerous.

The two arborists (Tom and Simon) who turned up to do the work arrived on time and got straight to work once they had worked out a plan. Their work ethics were excellent, they had a great skill set and left the site in a very tidy state with the trees cut to manageable chunks and the slash mulched and left in a pile.

I would definitely use RoyalTree again.


Property Manager, The Terrace School - Alexandra

It was late August 2013, we were nearing the completion of a build on our new section. Across the street hiding a spectacular view of the Shotover River & canyon were a large amount of mature sycamore trees on a challenging slope.

Having lived next door to Jimmy previously I knew he had experience with large trees so I approached him.

He came to view the site and instructed me on what would need to be done, also permissions required by Department of Conservation.

He promptly returned an estimate via email which we thought was very reasonable. Once we had the required permissions & outlines to follow Jimmy commenced work.

He managed the project very professionally, going the extra mile to deliver & exceed our expectations. He left the site clean & tidy even though the slope was a much larger gradient than initially thought.
The invoice was received which matched the estimate supplied, wood was cut &  stacked on our section which kept us warm winter 2014.

I would not hesitate to employ or refer RoyalTree for any further work in the future.
We are extremely happy, now we sit admiring the sun rise every day.

Roger Lee

Arthurs Point

Jimmy has done extensive tree work on our property in Arthur’s Point, from hedging pines on a challenging slope, to removing two very tall poplars and most recently hedging a row of poplars.

Through all of the work Jimmy has offered great advice including replacing the trees taken out with natives.

I have found Jimmy to be a true professional who has a real care of the environment, always maintains safety standards and does the ultimate clean up job!

I will continue to use Jimmy for all our tree work and would easily recommend him to others.

Amanda O'Donoghue

McMillan Road, Arthur's Point

We had been looking at getting the three pine trees that towered over the end of our house removed for a while and a friend recommended Jimmy at Royal Tree.

Once we touched base with Jimmy he came and looked at the trees and straight off he described how he would get them down. Even though he had a busy schedule he arrived exactly when he said he would, and the job went exactly as he described and in the time frame he allowed.

We were impressed by Jimmy’s professionalism and courage (from looking at the head cam recording!), as well as the tight ship he ran with his team.

The job was finished with no damage to any of our surrounding garden and the area around the pines was left very tidy.

A big thanks to Jimmy and the team.

Sean and Jane McLeod


24 hour Emergency Service

Severe or unusual weather can bring down even the healthiest of trees. Whatever your emergency, our phone is always manned. Please note that emergency rates apply.

Phone: 021 153 3034