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For over 20 years, owner-operator Shawn Moriarty-Rae has been honing his skills as an arboriculturist. Starting his career in Sydney, Australia, Shawn has built a track record spanning three countries and a range of working environments ranging from small businesses to large arborist companies to now owning his own business and employing four staff.

  • 1998 - 2002

    Shawn learned his trade working for Plateau Tree Services in Sydney, Australia

  • 2003 - 2007

    Seeking to broaden his knowledge, Shawn moved to the UK, working for Palms to the Ground and Total Tree Services. Shawn then started his own sub-contracting business, Rae Tree Services.

  • 2007 - 2009

    Back home in the Bay of Plenty, Shawn spent two years working for Treetech Tauranga.

  • 2009 - 2011

    Bay Tree Solutions was Shawn's first NZ-based business.

  • 2011 - 2013

    Keen for another overseas adventure to broaden his skills, Shawn spent two years sub-contracting to arborist businesses in Perth, Western Australia.

  • 2014 - 2017

    With home calling to him, Shawn returns to Tauranga to work for Tree Fellers.

  • 2017 - present day

    With wife Cushla, Shawn begins TreesDONE with the aim of providing top-quality arborist services in the Western Bay of Plenty.

A new chapter

TreesDONE began with a single Isuzu truck and a 12in vermeer chipper. Since that time we have grown our fleet to three vehicles and a staff of five enthusiastic arboriculturists.

We pride ourselves in investing in only the best gear. We use and recommend Stihl chainsaws, trimmers and polesaws. Our most recent investments include a Toyota 4×4 Dyna to access harder terrain, a brand new Bandit 12in chipper and a 2016 Vermeer stump grinder.