Top Level Arborist - Auckland


Top-level arborists wanted! Top Pay rates plus vehicle.

Treescape Auckland is seeking two specialist high-level arborists to work with the heavy clearing team conducting large removals including regular crane and helicopter dismantling.

These positions are for experienced specialist arborists who are comfortable and confident undertaking large, complex removals, rigging, and assisted dismantling.

If you have the skills and want experience on the largest, most iconic projects and removals in NZ then this is the position for you! Some travel is required on occasion so you will have the opportunity to see other parts of the country as part of your role.

We have an excellent team of experienced staff and the best access to mechanical support in the country and as a lead arborist, you will be a key part of this team and have the ability to earn great money and opportunities to progress your career.

Ideally, you will be Level 4 (or above) certified but we value experience highly and as such encourage you to apply if you think you fit the bill.

*This is a permanent and full-time position working Monday to Friday 47.5 hours per week. With the ability to work extra hours on the weekend when “on-call” shifts are required*.

What you will need

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the field
  • Qualified NZQA Arborist Level 4 (Ideal)
  • Be a team player with a safety-focused attitude
  • Good knowledge of tree and shrub identification
  • Rigging, Crane and Helicopter removals
  • Minimum Class 1 Driver Licence and current First Aid certificate
  • Be able to pass regular drug tests

What we offer

  • Fantastic Income to reflect your skills!
  • Vehicle – Kitted out for the job
  • Ongoing training and career progression
  • Well-equipped, modern machinery
  • Travel


  • Pre-employment Medical Check
  • Ministry of Justice check
  • NZ Citizen/Permanent Resident or hold a full working right.

The fine print

  • To be eligible for this position you must currently be living in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, overseas applications for this position will not be considered.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo Drug and Alcohol testing, a medical and Ministry of Justice checks as a part of the recruitment process.
  • Treescape fully supports efforts to get New Zealand vaccinated. As such all new hires are required to provide proof of vaccination.

About Us

Treescape has been serving kiwis since 1981, and endeavour to lead the industry as Arboriculture specialists with branches across New Zealand and Australia. Treescape are full service, certified specialists in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape and grounds maintenance. We are committed to providing the best health and safe work environment for employees. Our AS/NZS 4801 certification ensures that we work to the highest possible standard of health and safety. We work closely with Safe Work in Australia and WorkSafe in New Zealand for compliance, injury reporting, and other requirements. To know more about us click here.

Hearing Accredited Workplace We are also proud to be a Hearing Accredited Workplace in partnership with the New Zealand Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This means that all staff who are deaf or hard of hearing are provided with additional support to enable them to do their job to the fullest capacity. To know more about us click here.

Treescape is an accredited employer

Treescape is an accredited employer, which means that we can support visa applications under the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work scheme once the New Zealand borders open for new work visa applications.  For more information, visit Immigration New Zealand. 

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