Approved Contractor Programme

NZ-Arb-ACS-Member Portrait22The 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 met quality assurance standards and a high level of professionalism required by the New Zealand Arboricultural Association.  The New Zealand Arboricultural Association assessment criteria requires a certain level of industry, arboricultural and legislative knowledge, practical ability combined with proven client service and business systems.

Benefits in Hiring an Approved Contractor


  • Professional, ethical, respectful
  • Quality assurance
  • Approved business systems
  • Correct insurance covering arboricultural activities
  • Protection against substandard work
  • The backing and assurance of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association code of conduct

Benefits in Becoming an Approved Contractor

  • Potential access to local body works and industry contracts
  • Continuous improvement, quality and investment
  • Use of the New Zealand Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor logo and advertising
  • Promotion on the New Zealand Arboricultural Association web site

The Approved Contractor programme is increasingly becoming a prerequisite by Local Authorities and commercial organisations. Gaining New Zealand Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor status is also a great way of promoting your company and showcasing an excellent point of difference over and above your competitors. 

Become an Approved Contractor

To become a NZ Arb Approved Contractor download the Pre-Approval Guide here

Steps to become an Approved Contractor click here

Download and complete the application form here

Notification of Intent – New Applicants

To see the a list of current new applicants seeking to become a NZ Arb accredited Approved Contractor, please visit ACS Notifications.

Register of Approved Contractors

To view the register of currently Approved Contractors, please visit Approved Contractors.



To contact the ACS Co-ordinator regarding anything about the Approved Contractor programme, please use the ACS Contact Form.

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