Projects that we have been involved with:

  • Approved contractor for Auckland Council
  • 3 years of leading Kauri health surveys for Auckland Biosecurity and the Kauri Dieback Management Program
  • Leading canopy research projects for Auckland University
  • GIS mapping and botanical identification assistance in fieldwork for Canterbury University
  • Kessels Ecology: Climbing for bat roost identification, relocation and habitat creation
  • Head technician for New Zealand Arboricultural Association climbing competitions
  • Subcontractor for DOC in Fjordland – hazardous tree dismantles and pruning work
  • Trainer for Pro Climb in Advanced Aerial Rescue, Tree Climbing and Rigging
  • Organising and looking after all aerial installations for Auckland Lantern Festival, Albert Park
  • Climber for Kauri cone collecting in Waipoua Forest, Coromandel and Waitakere
  • Tree Measuring for The Notable Tree Trust
  • Subcontractor to Environmental Waikato
  • Subcontractor to Canberra Capital City, pruning trees around Parliament Hill
  • Climber for Auckland Council Kauri Dieback Management Program research team
  • Climber for the canopy research team in Ark in the Park
  • Judge and event set up for the New Zealand Arboricultural Association in Regional, National, and Asia Pacific climbing competitions

The Living Tree Company was founded on an ethos that tree work is so much more than just chopping down trees. We wanted to start a company that was based on knowledge and driven by passion. It is important for us that people enjoy their trees and feel safe in their environment, without compromising the health of the trees.

Our passion for the environment has lead us more and more into environmental contracts involving climbing, research, planting and survey projects. We are proud to be involved in working to maintain and improve New Zealand's unique natural environment.

Fredrik Hjelm is the founder of The Living Tree Company. Swedish-born, he has many years of tree care and climbing experience working with the top companies throughout Europe and New Zealand. Fredrik holds a NZQA Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture.