Approved Contractor Programme

Ensuring 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. The New Zealand Arboricultural Association assessment criteria require a certain level of the industry, arboricultural and legislative knowledge, practical ability combined with proven client service and business systems.

  • 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

  • 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

NZ Arb Approved Contractor Programme (ACP)

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. 


How to Become an Approved Contractor

To become an NZ Arb Approved Contractor download the Pre-Approval Guide, follow the steps to becoming an approved contractor and fill out the Expression of Interest.

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