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The New Zealand Arboricultural Association

"To Encourage, Foster, Improve and Educate in all aspects of arboriculture throughout New Zealand."

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Established in 1989 in response to increasing demand for a national body to represent professional and non-professional people involved in New Zealand tree care and the tree industry.


The vision of NZ Arb is to represent the arboriculture community and make it the primary organisation for tree care and to maintain relevancy to the Association’s members.


Become part of the largest industry representative body for NZ arboriculture to help promote and improve the industry — Support the industry body that supports you!

As well as supporting change, you will receive a great range of benefits!

Registered Master Arborists NZ

The use of a Registered Master Arborist ensures the best that Arboriculture has to offer.

If you’re undertaking tree work, you can be sure that you’re dealing with qualified and experienced arborists who take pride in the quality of their workmanship. 

Master Arborists must meet quality assurance standards and a high level of professionalism required by the New Zealand Arboricultural Association – specifications in the Registered Master Arborists application guide.

Connecting you to knowledge, best practices, and networks throughout the NZ Arb Community

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Conferences are an excellent investment in your business and your professional development.


Visit the conference website for the latest updates on this year's conference.

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Find out more on Tree Climbing Competitions (TCCs) both locally and abroad, Rules, NZ Champions, and notices about the tree climbing world.

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Workshops are an essential means of training that allow practising arborists to keep up-to-date on specialty areas in arboriculture.

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Become an Arborist in NZ

The New Zealand Tree Industry Needs You!

Job opportunities exist in a wide range of arboriculture including residential tree care, tree pruning, tree removal, the maintenance of trees near overhead wires, tree planting, transplanting, fertilising, pest/disease diagnosis and treatment, consultancy services, tree inspections, tree surveys and in local authority tree management.

Basic knowledge of proper tree care helps individual tree owners understand the quality of care necessary for the health of their trees. An overview of tree care essentials is provided in this section.

Arborists are trained professionals who specialise in high-quality tree care.


By using a trained and qualified Arborist you can be certain that your trees will be managed in a safe manner which will allow you to see the maximum benefits which your trees can provide.  

Benefits of Trees
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Trees have been shown to provide a range of economic, environmental and health benefits, particularly within urban environments.


Click on the link to learn more about the benefits which trees provide.

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When it comes to trees it is important to understand your legal obligations around what is and is not permitted.  

Click on the link to find out more about what rules may apply to your area.

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