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Registered Master Arborists NZ

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. 


Master Arborists 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 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 Master Arborist logo and advertising material

  • Promotion on the New Zealand Arboricultural Association website

NZ Arb Registered Master Arborists 

The Registered Master Arborist programme is increasingly becoming a prerequisite by local authorities and commercial organisations.

Gaining Registered Master Arborist status is a great way of promoting your company and showcasing an excellent point of difference over and above your competitors. 

Master Arborist

How to Become a Master Arborist

To become a Registered Master Arborist download the Application Guide, follow the steps to becoming a Master Arborist and fill out the Expression of Interest.

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New Zealand Arboricultural Association​ Inc. (NZ Arb)

10 Church Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7040

PO Box 1193

04 472 6330

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