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!


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


  • 2021 NZ Arb Husqvarna Wellington Regional TCC
    Mar 27, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Kowhai Park, Wanganui, New Zealand
  • 2021 NZ Arb Husqvarna Waikato / Bay of Plenty Regional TCC
    Apr 17, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Steele Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Malmö 21 with ITCC Copenhagen
    Sep 10, 9:00 AM GMT+2 – Sep 15, 5:00 PM GMT+2
    Malmö, Sweeden & Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmö, Sweden
  • 2021 NZ Arb Husqvarna South Island Regional TCC
    Sep 18, 9:00 AM – Sep 19, 5:00 PM
    Venue TBD, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2021 NZ Arb Husqvarna Auckland Regional TCC
    Oct 09, 9:00 AM – Oct 10, 5:00 PM
    Venue TBD, Auckland, New Zealand
  • NZ ARB Husqvarna National Tree Climbing Championship
    Nov 27, 9:00 AM – Nov 28, 5:00 PM
    Wellington, Venue TBD
  • 2021 NZ ARB Annual Conference 
    Nov 28, 9:00 AM – Nov 30, 6:00 PM
    Wellington, 4 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


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.

NZ Arboricultural Association​

1/23 Alma St, Buxton Sq, Nelson

PO Box 1193, Nelson 7040

04 472 6330

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