Selwyn Times: October 10, 2018


spRiNG 2018




published by & Selwyn Times

Get into the swing of Spring

& Summer

Welcome to the 2018 Selwyn Times

Spring Garden Guide, where you’ll find

plenty of ideas and inspiration for your


GARdeN TOuRs | plANTs | NuRseRies | lANdsCApe desiGN | iRRiGATiON | OuTdOOR spACes

PatIoS - outdoor areaS - Car PortS

SHade SaILS - uMBreLLaS - aLL WeatHer CaNoPIeS

Shadecraft is a

locally owned company

who specialise in

shade and weather

protection products to

enhance your homes

design and use of

outdoor areas.

ShadeCraft (SI) Ltd • 0800 742 332 • Cell 0274 981 239 •

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Oxford garden fête

PESt coNtRol

• Spider proofing & fly control

• all other pest problems

• Industrial & domestic pest control

Rob & Scott WaRloW

Servicing Selwyn Area Since 1987

Qualified & Experienced Professional

office: 03 337 9553

Rob: 027 436 1169

Scott: 021 168 6118

Member of Pest Management Assoc. of NZ

Do you want to save time

money and water?

The seventh annual Oxford Garden

Fete, set in the beautiful grounds of

Ribblesdale Gardens, is being held on

Sunday 28 October 10am-4pm.

The fete will feature 100 stalls

offering up an amazing selection of

food, drink, craft and local products

all set against the backdrop of an

established, expansive country


Don’t miss local celebrity and

Canterbury icon, Hilary Muir, who is our

delightful guest speaker this year.

There is lots of entertainment for the

children, including face painting with

the Fairies and plenty for the blokes


Christchurch base duo, Assembly

Required, known for their energetic

and entertaining live performances

will be back entertaining the crowd

again this year!

Don’t miss this opportunity to

meander round the breathtaking

gardens and discover what is on offer.

Tickets will be available online for $18

or at the gate for $20.

Keep an eye on the website www. or Facebook page

for more details.




Hilary Muir



347 4083

Wander through a stunning garden setting

with 100 quality stalls, children’s entertainment

including Fairies and face painting, delicious food & more!

Featuring Music by: Assembly Required

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2018 Spring

Garden Tours



Sunday 21 October 2018 10am–4pm

Come and support the Cancer

Society Ellesmere Group and Rotary

Club of Lincoln by joining their Garden

Walk of 10 Gardens in the Prebbleton

and Broadfields area. The tour features

gardens aged from eight months old

to 65 years old.

There will be plants and local art

available for purchase and for the

men, one garden has a shed with

plenty of interesting antiques. The

day will also include stalls, raffles

and refreshments at the Prebbleton

Domain with lucky spot prizes

throughout the day. Postponement

day Monday 22nd October.

Tickets cost $25 and are available

from Cancer Society at 97 Fitzgerald

Avenue and 6b Kidman Street

Rolleston. Also Harcourts Four Seasons

Realty Ltd Hornby, Rolleston or Lincoln.

For more information, email Selwyn. or phone 925



Sunday 11 November 10am-4pm

Enjoy a relaxing day out in Tai Tapu

visiting six beautiful local gardens from

historic to modern, native to exotic,

full of colour, texture and diversity.

A special feature is the Tai Tapu

Sculpture garden featuring works from

award-winning photographer Emma

Bass and painter Holly Zandbergen.

This is a self-guided garden tour and

includes local history, art, architecture,

fashion, food, garden talks, spot prizes,

plants, plus live music at the fete. For

more information and tickets, visit

This is event is a biennial fundraiser for

Tai Tapu Primary School, with all profits

going directly into teaching resources

and support services to the school.


Star Media

A division of Allied Press

PO Box 1467 Christchurch 8140


Lynette Evans – 03 364 7434

Editorial Fiona Maddison


Denise Crawford


Garden Supplies

• Soil • Bark • Sand • Compost • Chip & more

0274 313 389



2006 Ltd

• Excavators • Dingo • Trailers • General Equip • Chainsaws

• Log Splitters • Concrete Gear • Rotary Hoes • Lawnmowers

and much more! |

(03) 324 3669

1552 Leeston Road

(1km North of Leeston)

Open 7 days. Closed public holidays.



Lincoln University Nursery (Farm Road)

On Wednesday 17 th October

Continues Thursday if plants still available

Time from 12.15pm

Range Shrubs, trees,

indoor plants, bedding

plants and vegetable


Directions Access

via Gate Two (off

Ellesmere Junction Road)

and right at ‘Horticultural

Nursery’ sign

EFT-POS available

Proud to support

Ellesmere Cancer

Society Garden Tour -


• WOF safety inspections

• Full mechanical repairs

• Tyres, Punctures

• Servicing & Warranty Servicing

• Full diagnostic equipment

• Cars, 4WDs & Light Commercial

• Loan cars (conditions apply)

Mark’s Automotive Ltd

PHONE 349 3344

559 Springs Rd,


• Car Wash - Touch Free

• LPG Bottle Fill • Obsess Barista Coffee

• Hillyers Pies • Food to Go

• On The Spot Express Convenience Store

Challenge Lincoln

67 Gerald Street, Lincoln

Phone: 03 325 2120

Proud to support the Cancer

Society fundraiser

Tickets available from Eventfinda

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Make your garden


Whether you are thinking about

landscaping, sowing a new lawn or

just getting your vegetable garden

prepared for the coming season,

Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies

can help you all the way. From

start to finish, you’ll find all your

gardening and landscaping needs at

4 Parkhouse Road, Sockburn, beside

Kennard’s Hire.

Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies

offers a full range of landscaping

products including posts, boxing,

fencing, pavers, decorative stone

and driveway chip. And when it

comes to lawns, flower and veggie

gardens, the company can supply

topsoil, soil conditioners, fertilisers, and

composts. They can even replenish

your children’s sandpit.

If getting the product to your place

is an issue, the company offer delivery

throughout Canterbury, or you can

hire one of their trailers.

When you call into Gardenmakers

Landscape Supplies, their

knowledgeable and friendly staff

can offer advice to help you choose

the right solution for your garden or

landscape project. Or you can visit to choose,

order, and pay for your products


Gardenmakers Landscape Supplies

is open Monday to Saturday 7am

to 5pm and Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Super Gold and Farmlands Cards are


Trailer hire | Free Friendly advice

Order & pay Online anyTime

mike cairns Timber On siTe

Soils and Compost

Basecourse, Sands & aggregates | Firewood

Decorative stones | Barks & mulches

Exterior timber/decking | Paving and edging

Open 7 days

Mon - Sat 7.00am - 5pm Sun 8am - 4pm

4 Parkhouse Rd, Sockburn | Ph 341 5688


Auction a highlight

of annual spring fair

The annual Hororata Parish

Spring Fair always draws

crowds from far and near

that come to enjoy a relaxing

day out in the country, and

this year’s event should be

no exception.

Among the many attractions, like stalls offering

delicious homemade jams and speciality

foods, handmade crafts, a wide range of

plants and a large selection of second-hand

books, there will be the always-popular

Country Auction.

This year, the auction will feature locally made

garden art, while a competition between the

local craftsmen to see whose art draws the

highest bid will add extra flavour and fun to the


The fair is being held at the

Hororata Domain on Labour

Day, October 22. The date

also marks the end of the

Christchurch City Council’s

Beca Heritage Week, during

which the 125th anniversary

of women’s suffrage is

being celebrated.

Hororata has a historic

connection with this

heritage celebration, as it

was local resident Sir John

Hall who pushed the bill

through Parliament that

gave women the vote.


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Gardening Tasks

It’s time to fertilise your lawns now, giving them a good boost going into the growing

season. Look out for signs of red thread, moss and grass grub and get on top of them

before it gets too bad. Use Kiwicare LawnPro Lawn Guard for red thread and our Lawn

Fertiliser for Moss control (don’t forget to water it in)

New lawns can be sown now. Lawn Construction Mix is excellent for this. It is easy

to work with and creates a great base for sowing your seed. If you have some patchy

areas or want to sow seed where you have removed weeds, our lawn topdressing is

ideal for this. Just remember it needs to keep moist at all times until the seed strikes.

Sow seeds and seedlings. Use our seed raising mix to start them off in seed trays – or

use our new Jiffy Pots! Once they are a decent size (out growing their pot or tray) then

transfer the seedling you’re your desired area. Remember to use the right seeds for the

season. Some things you can grow are carrots, lettuce, peas, courgettes, spinach,

spring onions, beans, tomatoes, alyssum, daisy’s, lemons, marigolds etc.

Fertilise existing roses, citrus trees, potatoes and existing garden beds or boxes.

Intelligro Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday: 8am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Public Holidays:

Labour Day Open 9am – 4pm,

Canterbury Anniversary Day open 9am - 4pm.

Closed all other Public Holidays.

Our aim is to make gardening easy whether

you are a confident gardener or a beginner.

Our friendly staff are more than happy to offer

advice, give you some ideas or discuss your

options with you.


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Enter the fortnightly draw in the Selwyn Times

by sending us any questions you have about

gardening. We will happily answer your

question, and you will gain automatic entry

into the draw to win a $50.00 Intelligro

voucher. Your question will also be published

in the following fortnight’s edition!

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Curraghs Road



261 Manion Road, Weedons

Alston Road

Jones Road

Heading north on Main South Road you will use the Weedons Ross Road

off ramp. Manion Road is just before the railway lines on the left-hand side.

Weedons Ross Road

Robinsons Road


Railway Line

Manion Road

Berketts Road

Justine Drive

If you are heading south along Main South Road, then turn right into Curraghs

Road, and Manion Road is on your left just before the railway line. You cannot

miss our big green sign. Our team look forward to seeing you in store!

Main South Road (SH1)

Proposed Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CSM2) alignment

New local road

Larcombs Road

For more information,

check out our website:

or visit our facebook page:

For more information | Phone 03 347 9415

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Find your

perfect gqte

Ph: 0508 4 gates (0508 442 837) 03 325 4397


Town and Country Gates

No obligation

free measure

& quote

• Driveway gates • Pedestrian gates

• Sliding gates • Swing gates

• Louvered gates • T & G gates

• Aluminium frames with timber infill

• Fencing aluminium or timber

• Full gate automation systems

• Keypads • Video intercom

When it comes to custom-made

gates and fencing, Town & Country

Gates has the experience to help you

choose the perfect gate or fencing

solution for your property.

A Canterbury-based family-operated

business, the team at Town & Country

Gates pride themselves in their

workmanship producing high quality

customised gates and fencing to

ensure you get a product built to last.

Town & Country Gates offer a range

of gate styles including swing, sliding,

driveway and pedestrian with the

options of aluminium, timber or a

combination of both in louvered, slat,

T & G or simple railed designs. You

can even check out their website to

visualise the colour and design that

will best suit your needs.

Helping to keep your property safe

is also part of their service. Gate

automation is a popular way to secure

your property using quality automation

systems to include keypads, video

intercoms or just a standard kit.

The company offers a free

measure and quote, and a full

installation service. To check out their

products and services, visit www.


Landscape design you will love

exceptional landscape design is practical, appealing and has an ‘x’ factor;

something Xteriorscapes landscape Architects are experts in achieving

for their clients.

With considerable experience in

commercial and residential landscaping,

the team at Xteriorscapes can design

your landscaping project from concept

plans through to construction details,

planting plans, and organising the

landscape construction.

“We work clients throughout the

project, ensuring quality, creative and

functional exterior solutions,” says

Hayden Stark, landscape architect and

director of Xteriorscapes.

Whether considering landscaping

for a new or existing home, office,

rural property, city site or subdivision,

Xteriorscapes will combine project

experience with creative flair. They will

listen to your ideas and incorporate them

into an exciting and well considered


If looking for outstanding landscape

design, give Xteriorscapes a call on 03

421 8460, visit, or

pop into 145 Papanui Road, Merivale,

Christchurch. You can also like them

on Facebook.


All purpose outdoor shelters


When it comes to adding protection to your home and outdoor

living areas, you can’t go past an outdoor shelter from

Archgola Canterbury, Canterbury’s number one shade solution


Archgola offers a range of outdoor shelters to suit most situations

from entertainment areas, carports, entrances, and walkways to

business and educational situations.

When you choose Archgola, you’ll not only be investing in

your long-term health and happiness, but you’ll also be adding

value to your home.

Archgola Canterbury, your local shade specialists

Archgola Canterbury licensed installer Chris Thorndycroft says

every Archgola is custom built from quality products to suit

individual settings. Chris has been with Archgola for seven years

and employs two highly experienced contract installers who

have been with him for over five years.

Chris will sit down with you to discuss your preferences and

will cover details such as what you want to achieve, the area

you want to include, how much heat or light you want to retain,

year-round usage, and overall look and style.

Quality built, designed to last

All Archgolas are designed and certified by a structural engineer

utilising the best quality New Zealand steel frames and fittings to

withstand high wind zones and varying climates.

Roof styles to choose from include arched, bull-nosed,

cantilevered and straight. The canopies, made from high-quality

Suntuf polycarbonate, provide up to 99.9% UV protection and

come in a range of tints to filter out the heat. You’ll also benefit

from a 25-year loss of light transmission warranty and a 15-

year hail breakage warranty.

The powder-coated frames are stylish and long-lasting, with

an extensive range of Dulux colours to choose from to suit your

outdoor décor.

A five-year guarantee covers all Archgola products and


Once you get the feel of your Archgola, you can retrofit it with

Ezi Guide Café Curtains to extend your outdoor living areas all

year-round. The Ezi Guide system is easy to use with a choice

of clear PVC windows to keep out wind and rain or shadeview

mesh in a range of colours to filter sun and provide privacy.

Ezi Guide Café Curtains are custom-designed with stainless

steel fittings and a unique locking system and come with a

two-year warranty.

Use your outdoor living

areas all year round

• Warm & dry in winter

• UV protection for summer

• Stylish & permanent

• 5 year warranty


Chris Thorndycroft

Phone 0800 272 446 |

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Archgola – Kiwi owned and operated

Archgola is the largest permanent shade provider in

New Zealand with licensed installers who can offer advice on

every aspect of installation, maintenance and functionality.

All Archgolas are manufactured in a purpose-built facility

in Silverdale, Auckland, utilising the most up-to-date

powder-coating equipment and processes available.

Make the most of summer and Christmas this year. Order

your Archgola today!

Give Chris and his team a call today to discuss your new

Archgola. You’ll receive a quote within 24 hours, and

once you accept the quote, your Archgola will take up to

5-6 weeks for manufacture and installation.

For more information, call Chris on 0800 272 446

or 027 421 1079 or email to:


15 months


Normal lending criteria apply

A home pool

for summer

Lagoon Pools import and install quality fibreglass swimming

pools. To compliment the pools they supply good quality

equipment including salt water chlorinators, heat pumps,

pool lights, fountains and water features, swim turbines, spa

jets, robotic pool cleaners and a range of covers and roller

systems including hidden and automated.

Imported from Leisure Pools in Australia, their Vinyl Ester

pools are strong with six layers including protective armour.

Each pool is strength tested and has a lifetime structural and

osmosis warranty.

Lagoon Pools owners Julie and Warren are dealers for

Leisure Pools in the North Canterbury to Southland area,

and agents for the Elite Hideaway Roller system.

Call Lagoon Pools on 0800 927 282 or 349 2160, email or visit:

They are open by appointment only.

03 349 2160

0800 92 72 82

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View our display models at 653 Ellesmere Road, Lincoln

Call Kent - 021 325 661

Nobody likes to have annoying insect

pests in and around the home, but

getting rid of them is not always an

easy task for the homeowner. That’s

where the services of Spiderban North

Canterbury are invaluable.

They provide professional pest

control services for both the interior

and exterior of your home. Inside,

they eliminate flies, silverfish, fleas and

whitetail spiders, using a fine mist spray

of long-lasting, artificial pyrethrum.

Prior to treatment they will advise on

preparing your home by covering

food, food preparation items and

other household items with sheets or

Spiderban North

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Outside, they remove cobwebs from

the walls and guttering, using a pole

brush, then spray the entire house

from the foundation to the top of the

spouting. This treatment protects the

paintwork and keeps your home clean

and free from recurring cobwebs.

Spiderban North Canterbury covers

the area from the Rakaia River to

Amberley. They provide free quotes,

and their services will ensure you

have a spring-fresh home all year

round. Call 0800 667 778. For more





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Your Local Timber Merchant

NEW ENTRANCE: 167 Manion Road, Rolleston

Jason Pester P 03 347 7465 F 03 347 7032 E

Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Saturday: 8am-12pm


c t H timber & Hardware

We are here

If looking for a shed, garage or

commercial building Totalspan

Canterbury can help.

A franchise of New Zealand’s largest

building supplier Spanbild Holdings,

Totalspan buildings are strong, longlasting,

lightweight, resilient and come

with a 25-year structural guarantee so

the perfect solution for commercial,

industrial and lifestyle properties.

“We pride ourselves on providing

best value buildings that add value

to properties with our experienced

consultants offering a free noobligation

consultation on building

solutions to serve your needs.”, says

Jeff Geayley owner of Totalspan


Totalspan Canterbury will handle the

building consent process and take

care of construction or customers

can choose to complete the build


Call Totalspan on 344 0331; email; check; or visit 738 Main

South Road, Templeton to see their

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Get your garden

into shape

for summer

If you need help bringing your garden plans

to life, look no further than the Wai-Ora Group,

a social enterprise for the Wai-Ora Trust. The

group offer a range of professional one-stop

garden solutions such as landscaping, driveway

construction, tennis courts, fencing, automatic

gate installation and much more.

When you choose Wai-ora, you’ll be helping

people in your community.

One hundred per cent of the Wai-Ora Group’s

profit goes to support the work they do with

disadvantaged people. The group comprises

of six small divisions, which provide landscaping,

light civil contracting, native plant eco-sourcing,

synthetic sports surfaces, fencing solutions, and

ecological revegetation work.

Professional solutions

for your property

Three of these divisions have been with Wai-

Ora for over 20 years, while the other three

(Stratton Construction, Sports Courts NZ and

Blackadder Fencing) are recent additions. All

are well placed to provide a total solution for

your property.

Predominantly this charitable company has

been involved in large commercial projects

throughout Canterbury and, as such, remained

anonymous. Projects include retail park

landscaping, soft surfaces for schools, council

revegetation projects, trees and shrub planting

in subdivisions, playpark installations and Kiwi Rail

fencing projects to name a few. All these highly

developed professional skills effectively transfer

to residential and lifestyle property situations.

With plenty of new builds happening in the

Selwyn area, Wai-Ora are well placed to provide

a one-stop solution. Give Wai-Ora a call today

for all your garden and landscaping needs;

you’ll not only get professional service, but you’ll

also be supporting your community. Phone 03

359 2458 or visit


putting life into your landscape

A cleverly landscaped garden increases a property’s value while

providing us with an attractive and useful outdoor living area.

The team at Revive Landscaping are hard-working

experts in crafting beautiful gardens. They can

look after all aspects of the landscaping process:

building fences, decks, pergolas, water features,

lighting and artistic aspects; laying irrigation

systems and lawns; and planting garden beds.

“I love working on new and existing gardens, to

design unique outdoor areas that fit with clients’

particular requirements,” says Ross Legg owner

of Revive Landscaping.

Revive Landscaping are also happy to look after

routine or occasional maintenance, from weeding

and mulching garden beds to mowing lawns and


For efficient quality service give Ross from

Revive Landscaping a call (anytime) on

027 222 0388, email ross@revivelandscaping., or visit

He is only too happy to give you a

free quote.



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Create your new outdoor living area this summer

With summer fast approaching,

now is the time to start thinking

about your outdoors spaces, and

the way you want to utilize these

this summer.

The team at Nathan Cook

Builders don’t only build new

homes, they also have a flair for

creating outstanding outdoor

spaces to enhance your home.

Whether it is a new deck, fence,

patio or gazebo, they tackle all

types of project.

Working with Nathan Cook

Builders is an easy, open and

straightforward process where you

work closely with a committed team

through all stages of the project.

Whether it is for you new house, or

your current home, the team will be

happy to help you design and add

some flair to your outdoor spaces.

If you have a building project in


- call the team on 03 347 7356,

- email them at:

- or visit their newly updated


Architectural Homes

New Builds


Farm Buildings

Light Commercial

Outdoor living; Decks,

Fences & Landscaping

Your trusted local builders, servicing our

community with exceptional workmanship

for more than 15 years

Contact us today to discuss your

next building project

03 347 7356

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Organic bin tips

To ensure your organics wheelie bin is fully emptied every time:

Time for a

spring clean

Keep the bin weight reasonable. If you find it difficult

to move the bin, then you may find it exceeds the

truck lifting limits and could be left behind unemptied.

Keep organic bin contents loose. Don’t compact your

material by standing on it (it may not come out when

tipped by the truck).

Place weeds, branchy material or newspaper at the

bottom of the bin before filling with grass clippings.

This reduces the likelihood of the grass clippings

getting stuck.

Organics only! Absolutely NO plastic bags!

No metals, glass, rocks or stones, bricks or

rubbish please. These cause considerable

damage to the organics shredder.

Put flax and cabbage leaves in your rubbish.

Make sure your bin is not over full – the lid

must close.

With spring arriving, it’s time to get

out in the garden and tidy up the


Residents are already taking

advantage of the warmer weather,

filling their organic bins more regularly

and with some of them even being

over the weight restriction of 60kg –

that’s a lot of garden waste! Check

out our organic bin tips [in this guide]

to make sure your bin is suitable for


Organic bin services are available

in Darfield, Kirwee, West Melton,

Rolleston, Prebbleton, Lincoln,

Springston, Leeston and Southbridge.

You can request an organics bin

by contacting the Council via our

website or by calling us on, 347 2800.

With the rapid growth of Selwyn over

the past few years we have so many

new residents in our communities.

Many who are new to the district

aren’t aware of the services the

Council offers, in particular the Pines

Resource Recovery Park located just

two minutes South of Rolleston.

The Recovery Park is the district’s

main drop-off point for garden waste,

rubbish, cleanfill and a wide range of

recyclables including electronic waste

and household hazardous waste.

Most recyclables are free to drop

off at the Recovery Park. Small fees

apply for items like TVs and tyres.

Friendly staff are on-site to answer any

questions and will point you in the right


The Pines Resource Recovery Park is

located at 183 Burnham School Road.

It’s open seven days a week.

For communities further away,

Community Recycling Drop-off

days are being held in Darfield and

Ellesmere shortly. You can drop off

garden waste, tyres, child car seats

and electronic waste for a small

charge, and scrap metal free of


Visit for

more information about organic

waste disposal.

Come and see our

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Pines Resource

Recovery Park

Standard opening hours:

· Monday to Friday, 9am–4.30pm

· Saturday and Sunday, 10am–4pm


183 Burnham School Road, Rolleston


(03) 347 2026

Payment options:

Eftpos and cash only


We accept household volumes of the

following recycling free of charge:

· Whiteware and · Aluminum cans

scrap metal

· Glass bottles

and jars (lids off

and rinsed)

· Plastic bottles and

containers 1–7

(lids off and rinsed)

· Steel/tin cans


Charges apply for:

· TVs, tyres and car seats


· Polystyrene

· Cardboard


· Paper

· Clothing

· Paint

· Electronic waste

We accept the following organics

(charges apply):

· Tree prunings/branches

· Weeds and leaves

· Grass clippings


· General waste (charges apply)


Burnham Road

Main South Road SH1

Pines Resource

Recovery Park

Burnham School Road

Brookside Road


Dunns Crossing Road

Goulds Road

Charges apply for the following:

· Soil

· Concrete

· Bricks

Hazardous Waste

Accepted free of charge

(household volumes):

· Cleaning agents · Batteries

· Herbicides · Paint

· Pesticides · LPG cylinders

· Florescent tubes · Oil

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The art of tree prunning

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merit and determine what approach is needed

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The art of pruning means an arborist can

improve a tree’s aesthetics and structural

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The science behind tree pruning draws on

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An arborist may suggest elevating the lower

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deadwood and thinning (increases airflow

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