Volunteer of the Year

Introduced in 2017, the Volunteer of the Year has been introduced to celebrate the dedication and tireless commitment some of the industry’s long-standing volunteers. NZ Arb as an association is driven by the hundreds of volunteers, who donate many hours of their time through their passion for the industry. Without the hundreds of volunteers many NZ Arb events would not be possible, including but not limited to; tree climbing, conferences, workshops and seminars, and committees.

Nominations are called for each year ahead of the Annual Conference and the recipient named at the Conference Awards Dinner.


Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

Year Recipient
2017 Hiro Ikeno
Encouraging, fostering, improving and educating in all aspects of arboriculture throughout New Zealand.