SimplyArb Ltd is an Arboricultural Consultancy, established and based in Christchurch, offering a wide range of Arboricultural advice and services to developers, local authorities, landscape architects and private homeowners. 


With over 20 years experience in Arboriculture and Horticulture, Craig Taylor brings a wealth of experience and depth of knowledge to all projects. Craigs experience comes from working in the UK and New Zealand in project management, contract management and consulting roles.


Craig worked for 6 years in local authority overseeing the Arboricultural aspect of the central city redevelopment in Christchurch and the surrounding suburbs including working with Otakaro on the Avon River Precinct and the Victoria Square projects. Through Craigs involvement in local authority, Craig has an in depth knowledge of councils requirements, policies and guidelines.

Craig has a strong desire to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely and straightforward manner through:

  • Applying common sense and bringing a pragmatic approach to projects;

  • Having in depth knowledge in Arboriculture, all relevant legislation, policies, guidelines and is familiar with council requirements: and

  • Has a commitment to open dialogue with a client focused vision to ensure all projects are completed in a timely and methodical manner. 

what we do

The Resource Management Act (RMA)  I  NZ National Codes of Practice  I  National and International Industry Best Practices  I  City Bylaws  I  Council Policies and Processes  I  City and District Plans  I  Christchurch City Council Construction Standards Specifications (CSS)  I  Christchurch City Council Infrastructure Design Standards (IDS)  I  Property Law Act 2007

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