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!

Approved Contractor Programme

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 in 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

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

8–10 November 2020, Queenstown

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

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