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Press Release: Kiwi World Champion Again
Updated: 7Press Release Aug 2018

  


An invitation from STIHL
Updated: 6 Aug 2018

'Meet, Greet, Learn & Eat with Mark Chisholm: International Award Winning Arborist'.

Three events, including;

  • Hamilton, 18 Sept 2018
  • Auckland, 19 Sept 2018
  • Christchurch, 20 Sept 2018

Click here for more information or booking details.              


Kauri dieback hui: dates and venues announced
Updated: 5 July 2018

Locations, dates and times are now available for the first round of kauri dieback hui. These meetings are open to everyone and are about gathering ideas to develop the future direction for managing the disease.

Northland
Mangamuka Marae, 9 Iwitaua Road, Mangamuka
Monday 2 July, 10am to 3pm

Whangarei
Barge Park Showgrounds Event Centre, 474 Maunu Road
Monday 2 July, 7pm to 9pm

Whangarei
Te Puna o Te Mātauranga Marae
Northtec, 51 Raumanga Valley Rd
Tuesday 3 July, 10am to 3pm

Auckland
Te Mahurehure Marae, 65-73 Premier Ave, Point Chevalier
Wednesday 4 July, 10am to 3pm

Auckland
Kelston Community Centre, 126 Awaroa Rd, Sunnyvale
Wednesday 4 July, 7pm to 9pm

Thames
Thames War Memorial Hall, Cnr of Mary & Queen St.
Thursday 5 July, 7pm to 9pm

Thames
Matai Whetu Marae, 12 Ngati Maru Highway, Kopu
Friday 6 July, 10am to 3pm

If you can’t make the hui, there are other ways to have your say. Submissions are now open and will close on Monday 16 July 2018, 5:00pm. Visit website to see the best way for you to have your say www.kauridieback.co.nz

There will be three rounds of consultation this year. This first round is to refresh the future direction for managing kauri dieback disease. In rounds two and three later this year, you’ll get to comment on the big picture view created from feedback in round one. This will inform how the National Pest Management Plan can best be used to support the work to protect kauri – and you’ll get a say on that too. Dates for these consultation rounds to follow.



              

2018 NZ Arb Annual Conference, in association with Asplundh
Updated: 1 May 2018

The 2018 NZ Arb Conference in association with Asplundh will return to the South Island in early November.
Click on banner below for the latest 2018 Conference updates.

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Husqvarna Professional Product Launch - Member Exclusive
Updated: 1 May 2018

Click on link below to view and download the invitation and register.

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Myrtle Rust Resources
Updated: 22 January 2018

An increasing number of myrtle rust cases are being reported in Auckland and around the North Island, which have the potential to have significant impacts on our amenity trees, the way we work, and what our landscape may look like in decades to come.
MPI have shared a selection of flyers with NZ Arb which they hope members will be able to distribute through our collectives networks, helping to track and manage the spread of the disease. 
 
In particular, they would like to encourage the download and use of the App that has been designed for this to help track the progress of the disease.

Click on links below to view and download flyers.

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Media Release: NZ Arb encourages appropriate tree care

Written by on December 24th, 2015.      1 comments

As the national industry body, the New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) advocates and supports the protection and care of trees, and is critical of inappropriate techniques such as ringbarking highlighted today in Titirangi. 
 
Seth Thompson, NZ Arb President, says the organisation encourages Councils to proactively ensure the protection of trees in an urban environment.
 
"Although areas of tree protection through district plans can apply, generally Central Government has eroded Councils’ ability to protect trees within urban environments, which is putting considerable pressure on the urban tree canopy," says Thompson.
 
“Arboriculture and industry regulations can be complex – so we recommend any property owner wishing to fell trees or modify bush engage their local council planners beforehand so they can ascertain whether any restrictions apply, and get advice from a reputable arborist, such as a member of NZ Arb.”
 
The organisation does not have the full details of the current highly publicised Kauri case in Titirangi, however is critical of the recent ringbarking of the tree in question.
 
“Ringbarking trees is not an appropriate action in the management of urban trees,” says Thompson.  “Ringbarking severs the vascular tissues that translocate nutrients and water between the roots and leaves.
 
“The rate of decline to the tree’s health from such actions is dictated by several factors including species of tree, health of the tree at the time, time of year and depth of the cut.  In some cases, reversing a ringbarking event can be undertaken, although time is a critical factor to ensure best results. Another consideration for this area is taking precautions against the spread of Kauri Dieback Disease”
 
Thompson adds: “Ringbarking can also have safety issues if unchecked as dead and unhealthy trees have a bigger risk from failure.  Undertaking ringbarking while somebody is in a tree is plainly stupid and no arborist in their right mind would do this.
 
“Furthermore, it is imperative to consider the work safe aspect and be mindful that employing ‘cowboys’ to undertake unsafe practices could result in fines from Worksafe.’
 
As the industry’s professional body, NZ Arb members are required to adhere to a clear code of conduct and appropriate professional standards, and would be expected to be familiar with any local tree felling restrictions. 
 
Property owners can contact NZ Arb via www.nzarb.org.nz to be informed which contractors in their local area are Association members.  The organisation also runs an ‘Approved Contractor Scheme’ – these contractors have undergone a rigorous vetting process and need to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards to retain their status. 
 
“By engaging one of our members or an Approved Contractor, property owners can expect to receive accurate advice on both the local regulations and appropriate tree care,” says Thompson.
 

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Media Release: NZ Arb encourages appropriate tree care

Written by on December 24th, 2015.      1 comments

As the national industry body, the New Zealand Arboricultural Association (NZ Arb) advocates and supports the protection and care of trees, and is critical of inappropriate techniques such as ringbarking highlighted today in Titirangi. 
 
Seth Thompson, NZ Arb President, says the organisation encourages Councils to proactively ensure the protection of trees in an urban environment.
 
"Although areas of tree protection through district plans can apply, generally Central Government has eroded Councils’ ability to protect trees within urban environments, which is putting considerable pressure on the urban tree canopy," says Thompson.
 
“Arboriculture and industry regulations can be complex – so we recommend any property owner wishing to fell trees or modify bush engage their local council planners beforehand so they can ascertain whether any restrictions apply, and get advice from a reputable arborist, such as a member of NZ Arb.”
 
The organisation does not have the full details of the current highly publicised Kauri case in Titirangi, however is critical of the recent ringbarking of the tree in question.
 
“Ringbarking trees is not an appropriate action in the management of urban trees,” says Thompson.  “Ringbarking severs the vascular tissues that translocate nutrients and water between the roots and leaves.
 
“The rate of decline to the tree’s health from such actions is dictated by several factors including species of tree, health of the tree at the time, time of year and depth of the cut.  In some cases, reversing a ringbarking event can be undertaken, although time is a critical factor to ensure best results. Another consideration for this area is taking precautions against the spread of Kauri Dieback Disease”
 
Thompson adds: “Ringbarking can also have safety issues if unchecked as dead and unhealthy trees have a bigger risk from failure.  Undertaking ringbarking while somebody is in a tree is plainly stupid and no arborist in their right mind would do this.
 
“Furthermore, it is imperative to consider the work safe aspect and be mindful that employing ‘cowboys’ to undertake unsafe practices could result in fines from Worksafe.’
 
As the industry’s professional body, NZ Arb members are required to adhere to a clear code of conduct and appropriate professional standards, and would be expected to be familiar with any local tree felling restrictions. 
 
Property owners can contact NZ Arb via www.nzarb.org.nz to be informed which contractors in their local area are Association members.  The organisation also runs an ‘Approved Contractor Scheme’ – these contractors have undergone a rigorous vetting process and need to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards to retain their status. 
 
“By engaging one of our members or an Approved Contractor, property owners can expect to receive accurate advice on both the local regulations and appropriate tree care,” says Thompson.
 

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