Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture

Upon successful completion of the Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture programme you will gain a NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 3 and 4

On the Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture programme you will learn a wide range of skills and get to experience many different work scenarios to get you work ready for the arboriculture industry. We pride ourselves in providing up to date quality equipment and we work closely with industry to create quality graduates that employers seek. Arboriculture is an exciting, rewarding and very sustainable p

Operating as usual

16/05/2024
Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 15/05/2024

We had a fantastic week working in some old oak trees with our students! It was amazing to see their enthusiasm and teamwork as they explored the canopy of these impressive trees!

14/05/2024

Check out our student Flynn in action! 🌳 He’s doing an amazing job with reduction pruning on some old oak trees. ”

31/01/2024

Treehub pop shop in Dunedin today from now until 4:00pm at Otago Polytechnic 179 Albany street

11/01/2024

Exiting news Dunediners! TreeHub will be down visiting the Otago Polytech Arboriculture students and hosting a pop-up shop on the 1st Feb 2024! Come and see us at 179 Albany Street, North Dunedin between 12 and 3.30pm and get your gear!
*Note: if there is a specific piece of gear you're keen on flick us a DM or email so we can make sure we bring it with us 😉

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 04/12/2023

Well done class of 2023!! It was a great year, you all put in a lot of hard work and effort. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing where your careers take you!

Thank you to all of you that kindly supplied prizes for our class

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 16/11/2023

On behalf of The New Arborist of The year committee (Craig, Chelsea and Alvar) Te Pūkenga (Wintec and Otago Polytechnic) we are very proud of the hard work and achievements of our top competitors: 1st place Craig Scott, 2nd place Harvey Penfold and 3rd place Cullum Champton. Congratulations!

09/04/2023

One in a million moment 😱 when lightning strikes a tree captured in unprecedented detail 🌳⚡

photo by Debbie Parker

17/03/2023

As this year’s class of Arboriculture learners gather all their required PPE to get started on training operations on the field, we had chipper operation induction and an in house tidy up! It’s good to learn to use the tools of the trade safely! 😉Stevens GroupTMCClogger R&DTreetools New Zealand

09/03/2023

Today we were fortunate to have Frank Buddingh’ take the students on a tour of the lower botanical gardens learning about cabling, the balancing of the needs between people and trees and the history of some of our heritage trees.

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 11/12/2022

A great end to another year!! Our annual climb of New Zealand's tallest tree, paintball and awards! Congratulations to all our learners, you all worked hard to gain your qualifications. We wish you all the best and look forward to catching up down the track.

Thank to all our supporters out there in industry!!

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 20/06/2022

Our new rigging lines didn’t stay white for long! The weather turned, but there was a silver lining. Yale Cordage

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 01/12/2021

Yesterday the class of 2021 celebrated the end of a very successful year. They all worked extremely hard and had a great time earning their qualifications. All of us on the Natural Resources team are very proud of their achievements and wish them all the best for their futures.

A huge thank you to all our supporters and sponsors! They help us to provide quality arboriculture training in the South year after year. They provided some amazing prizes for the award recipients.
Arb Innovations, Delta, Stihl Shop Milton, DM Holdings,

2021 award recipients
Student of the year - Braxton Mackenzie-White
Excellence in tree ID and biology - Jeff Fry
Excellence in pruning - Lawrence Mammitzsch
Excellence in felling - Max Smith
Excellent work ethic - Brooke Takimoana
Excellence in Sectional felling and rigging - Jay Bichan
Most improved - Johanna Minehan
Excellence in Climbing - George Looney

Photos from Otago Polytechnic Arboriculture's post 05/11/2021

The final sprint is on, and our 2021 T-Shirts are ready. They are awesome, big shout for Brooke for our 2021 design well done!

05/11/2021

Not entirely all the 2021 Arb team but a good photo at a very nice job site.

02/02/2021

We were privileged today to have Pete from Clogger come in to talk to the new class about the great Clogger range, share some great wisdom and inspire the new recruits! Thanks Clogger Pete

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Busy week felling and processing in Taieri Mouth. Amazing teamwork! Our arboriculture students have been working hard, s...
On behalf of The New Arborist of The year committee (Craig, Chelsea and Alvar) Te Pūkenga (Wintec and Otago Polytechnic)...
As this year’s class of Arboriculture learners gather all their required PPE to get started on training operations on th...
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