Who we are

Launched in 2003

Roberts Tree Surgeons Ltd is the product of a life-long passion for trees and bucket loads of hard graft by Paul Roberts, Managing Director.  As a company we take pride in being community-minded and providing exceptional arboriculture in our region.  We are constantly striving to improve our systems, and continually working to lessen our environmental impact, and enhance our sustainability efforts.

Started as a one man & a truck family business

Roberts Tree Surgeons have grown into a well-established, award-winning company (Westpac Business Awards 2013) with many years industry experience.  Over the past 20 years we’ve worked with thousands of happy customers, from council contracts and projects through to residential homeowners.  We have professional, highly skilled, passionate and committed staff as well as a dynamic range of equipment, tools & machinery to get the job done efficiently. Our experienced office team provide a prompt, friendly and professional service with top-quality administration and operational expertise.

We have full insurance

Tree work can be risky business.  Our Health and Safety processes are robust.  You need a professional team like Roberts Tree Surgeons, who follow industry standards and best practice.  In the unlikely event of an accident, we are comprehensively insured to cover any damages.  We are proud to be preferred contractors for Recreational Services contracted by Gisborne District Council for ongoing maintenance of both local Parks & Reserves as well as Street Trees in the Gisborne region.

What we do

Roberts Tree Surgeons are equipped and trained to perform all manner of tree work:

  • Pruning and Reduction
  • Dismantling of large trees
  • Large scale vegetation removal
  • Stump Grinding
  • Hedge Trimming
  • Branch Chipping
  • Site Clearance
  • Qualified Tree Inspections
  • Emergency and Powerline work

Roberts Tree Surgeons are Approved Contractors with Eastland Network.


Join us for an exciting career in Arboriculture!

Arborists are highly sought after. Join us and our professional trainers Primary ITO as an apprentice, train on the job, learn on the job and you can have a career in an industry that could take you anywhere.

Currently Hiring

Arborist and Groundsmen


Berniece Wilkinson

Professional, courteous, excellent communication and best price in town.

Mark Burt

Would highly recommend Roberts Tree Surgeons for any tree work in Gisborne. They quoted fairly, were efficient, and left everything super tidy. They removed a large messy phoenix palm from my section and were great to work with from start to finish.


I wish to thank the gentlemen who did the work for their outstanding job. It was performed very efficiently, precise and with great care. It was amazing to see how the tree branches overhanging the neighbour's garage were carefully removed without any interference with their garage or property. Furthermore, the property was left clean and tidy after completing the job. I can highly recommend this crew and Roberts Tree surgeons to anyone.


Thank you Stephanie & Paul for the great job your team did for our tree & cutting it. Always great to have your team and will always recommend to others. The team did a fantastic job & very professional. Thank you again


Great service and a friendly team.


They brought the right equipment, did a great job and cleaned up well. They were very polite on a very hot day.



Competent, professional and a good price. The only arborist I will have on my property.


Roberts Tree Surgeons do work for our school on a regular basis. They are flexible and work to our schedule. They are a professional group that do a great job and clean up well after themselves. I would highly recommend using them.


Paul Roberts and his team have done several jobs for our family over the last 15-20 years. They have always been professional, punctual and courteous. On more than one occasion when trees have come down in violent storms, they have been quick to respond to our urgent request to clear debris for road access. We would not hesitate to recommend their service to others.


Have used Paul and his team for many years and really enjoy the firms culture and friendly team. Paul always comes and does the quote and assessment and followed by the team doing the tree work. They are very efficient both in the office and the guys on the tools. Easy to deal with and do work that I am not brave or skilled enough to handle myself. Feel like dealing with honest people which is important to me.

Lynsey + Mike

We have been very happy with the services that Roberts Tree Surgeons have provided.  They are always on time and do exactly as asked of them.  Their workmanship is excellent and we would always use them to do our work.


Right from the quote process through to the work being complete, this team were punctual, friendly and professional. Thanks so much for the awesome job I really appreciate it. I have recommended to others and will definitely be using your services again in the future.


Wanted to let you know that the service from your company has always been exemplary - above and beyond the call of duty, couldn’t believe how the guy backed that huge truck into that really difficult space last time I had trees trimmed!!!


Hi Stephnie. Would you pass on to Paul that the guys have been and done the trimming at 517. Very happy with their work and also they were such a pleasant bunch of guys. Easy to work with and full of good advice. See you next year. Thx


Thank you again for another great response. My garden is looking much tidier!


Thank You so very much,the young man was so very nice, professional and kind, please pass on our gratitude for his great service & attitude. I have yet to receive the invoice, please send asap as I do so appreciate and want to pay you asap.

Contact us

Visit us at 99 Innes Street, Awapuni Gisborne 4010

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5:00pm

Email us at: accounts@rtsl.co.nz and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.