Membership

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Membership is open to professional arborists and tree managers in private industry and local authorities, scientists, training organisations, students, and any person or group interested in amenity trees. The Association is committed to a dynamic interaction of arboricultural professionals with a dedication to maintenance of the highest standards in amenity tree care.

 

NZ Arb welcomes new members at any time, and we have a number of different membership categories below that reflect our diverse membership.

 

Individual Membership Categories (Non-Qualified)

STUDENT
Free

(3 Year Maximum Period)

For Arborist still undertaking their training. Limited to students and trainees enrolled into NZQA registered arboricultural qualifications.

BENEFITS
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ASSOCIATE
$110

Inc GST /per year

For individuals or companies who are not in the arboricultural industry but have an interest in the association. 

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

Join
FOUNDATION
$150

Inc GST /per year

For arborists who are no longer training or have exceeded the 3 year time period.

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

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Individual Membership Categories — Qualified Arborists*

PRACTITIONER
$150

Inc GST /per year

Any qualified arborist with a minimum of level 4 National Certificate (or equivalent) or an individual that qualifies for the Grandfather clause.*

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

Join
PROFESSIONAL
$150

Inc GST /per year

Any qualified arborist with a minimum of level 4 National Certificate (or equivalent) that has at least 5 years of experience and 5 years of NZ Arb membership.*

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

Join
FELLOW
$112.50

Inc GST /per year

An approved applicant who is a qualified arborist with a minimum of level 4 National Certificate (or equivalent) that has at least 10 years of experience and 10 years of NZ Arb membership.*

BENEFITS
  • 25% discount on the Qualified Individual Membership contribution

  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

Apply

* Proof of Qualification: When an individual applies for membership, a copy of their certification (NZQA level 4 or higher) must be sent to NZ Arb. If the qualification is not NZQA then an admin fee to cross-reference the qualification may be required. The Grandfather clause is based on a set level of years of experience within the industry or a similar industry which will be assessed on a case by case basis by the membership committee. Fellow Membership will be awarded by application only. Only 3 additional people per year will be eligible for the Fellow status. Details on what applications will be assessed will be made available online.

Corporate Membership Categories

CORPORATE
0-10
$450

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

11-50
$750

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

50+
$1000

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

Any arboricultural company with at least one qualified individual that meets the practitioner membership standard (NZQA level 4 or equivalent – see above). 

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

  • x1 Regional Tree Climbing Competition entry per year

  • x1 job vacancy ad on the NZ Arb website per year

  • x5 logins to the members area and app (additional logins = $30 each)*

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DEDICATED CORPORATE
0-10
$450

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

11-50
$750

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

50+
$1000

FTE Staff*

Inc GST /year

Any arboricultural company that has held a corporate membership for a minimum of 5 years and has at least one member who has 5 years' experience post qualification.

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

  • x1 Regional Tree Climbing Competition entry per year

  • x1 job vacancy ad on the NZ Arb website per year

  • x7 logins to the members area and app (additional logins = $30 each)*

Join
APPROVED CONTRACTOR
$1,142.50

Inc GST /per year

Has been approved as an Approved Contractor as per the terms and conditions of the program. 

BENEFITS
  • Online access to the quarterly digital Tree Matters magazine

  • Access to N3 business discounts

  • Access to exclusive Husqvarna deals

  • Discounted NZ Arb annual conference rate

  • Use of the NZ Arb logo

  • x1 Regional Tree Climbing Competition entry per year

  • x1 job vacancy ad on the NZ Arb website per year

  • x7 logins to the members area and app (additional logins = $30 each)*

  • Listing on the NZ Arb website and recommendation as an NZ Arb Approved Contractor

* FTE = Full-time equivalent staff members. The corporate base rate will be determined by the number of FTE’s. Logins: Regardless of the size of the business, the corporate membership will still only provide 5 initial logins. Additional Logins: All additional member logins will be added at a cost of $30 inc GST per individual. Each additional login will also receive a vote at the AGM and an annual admission to a regional Tree Climbing Competition. Dedicated Corporate & Approved Contractor Logins: Once a corporate member reaches the conditions of the Dedicated Membership, they will receive x2 additional logins and will continue to receive x2 additional logins for every 5-year period that follows. This also applies to NZ Arb Approved Contractors. Individual Membership Status: The level of individual status will be based on the individual's qualification and history with NZ Arb. All individuals will receive the full benefits of the corporate membership regardless of their named status. Each individual login will also represent one eligible voter on NZ Arb matters including at the AGM.