The New Zealand Arboricultural Association

"To encourage, foster, improve and educate in all aspects of arboriculture throughout New Zealand."


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2020 CONFERENCE NOTICE – Read the latest update from the conference committee

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.

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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!


The use of an Approved Contractor 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 with the quality of their workmanship. 

Approved Contractors must meet quality assurance standards and a high level of professionalism required by the New Zealand Arboricultural Association – specifications in the Approved Contractor Program – Approval Guide

Connecting you to knowledge, best practices, and networks throughout the NZ Arb Community
NZ Arb Husqvarna South Island Regional TCC
TRAQ Course
NZ Arb Husqvarna Waikato/BOP Regional TCC
Kawerau Woodfest
Webinar: Soil Assessment for Urban Trees—Part 2 Actions
NZ Arb Husqvarna Auckland Regional TCC
Webinar: Measuring multi-stemmed trees
NZ Arb Husqvarna National TCC 2020
2020 NZ Arb Annual Industry Awards Celebration
2020 NZ Arb Annual Conference
TRAQ Renewal Course
2020 ISA International Conference (USA)
Malmö 21 with ITCC Copenhagen


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.