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AUCKLAND’S
REIGNING
TREE EXPERTS



ARBORICULTURE CAREERS WITH TREE KING

At Tree King, our story is rooted in our commitment to both our employees and our clients. As a leading provider of arboriculture services, we stand out by placing a strong emphasis on creating a remarkable work environment. We firmly believe that by prioritising our employees’ well-being and professional growth, we empower them to deliver an exceptional level of service to our valued clients. With a dedicated and satisfied team, we are able to attract and retain top arborists, surpassing our competitors in both talent and capability.

Our company is also actively engaged in the industry’s development, working towards addressing skill shortages and contributing to the advancement of arboriculture in New Zealand. For more about this follow us on Linkedin.

We are always looking for talented arboricultural professionals to join us on this journey!

What we Believe

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • People are the most important part of arboriculture
  • The occupation of “arborist” should be viable as a life-long career, not a stepping stone on your path to operation management or small business ownership
  • Certain things need to change for this to become a reality

HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

Tree King are a key part of ongoing academic research addressing the skills shortage facing the arboriculture industry. We are aware that certain aspects of the job seem to be pushing people into self-employment or out of the industry completely.

As a career, arboriculture has a lot going for it such as working outside, overcoming challenges as a self-directed team and the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on the urban forest. No two days are the same and you’ll never need the gym again.

Unfortunately, these kinds of things tend to be overshadowed by negatives such as long, inflexible hours, low pay, lack of career progression, lack of autonomy, egotistical managers and of course the fact that your body is likely to be thoroughly worn out by your mid-thirties.

The good news is that there are answers to these challenges. This all begins with just a few of us working together to find sustainable solutions (rather than simply putting up with the problems until you can execute your exit strategy).

HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

Tree King are a key part of ongoing academic research addressing the skills shortage facing the arboriculture industry. We are aware that certain aspects of the job seem to be pushing people into self-employment or out of the industry completely.

As a career, arboriculture has a lot going for it such as working outside, overcoming challenges as a self-directed team and the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on the urban forest. No two days are the same and you’ll never need the gym again.

Unfortunately, these kinds of things tend to be overshadowed by negatives such as long, inflexible hours, low pay, lack of career progression, lack of autonomy, egotistical managers and of course the fact that your body is likely to be thoroughly worn out by your mid-thirties.

The good news is that there are answers to these challenges. This all begins with just a few of us working together to find sustainable solutions (rather than simply putting up with the problems until you can execute your exit strategy).

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOUR JOB?

It means this is not the place to come if your life goal is to “get-off-the-tools”. 

Arboriculture is a physical job and all of our staff including management spend time working as part of our crews.  A large part of your job will be climbing trees and doing what you enjoy.  Our crew leaders are not necessarily our best climbers which helps take the pressure off you. Depending on your experience there is the chance to split your climbing role with another role such as quoting or the training of staff.  We are constantly looking at helping our staff upskill and widen their knowledge.

Flexibility is key! No two people are the same so there’s no one-size-fits-all job description to put in here. If you have certain requirements to make a role at Tree King work for you then we would love to hear them! This is how change happens.

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

  • You have a proven track record in the arboriculture industry
  • You have knowledge about trees
  • You either are or have been a climber in this industry
  • You are as enthusiastic as us about working with trees
  • You are eligible to work in New Zealand

WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU?

  • You have a proven track record in the arboriculture industry
  • You have knowledge about trees
  • You either are or have been a climber in this industry
  • You are as enthusiastic as us about working with trees
  • You are eligible to work in New Zealand

NEW TO THE INDUSTRY?

From time to time we take on people who are completely new to arboriculture. 

These positions are very competitive as we dedicate a lot of resources to training these apprentices.

To qualify for an apprenticeship at Tree King you MUST hold a minimum of a Learner Class 2 drivers licence because we’ll have you driving trucks very early on.

Beyond this, we want people who already know how to work hard and push themselves. Perhaps you have been raised in an agricultural environment or gained experience in the military? You’ll need to be fit and you’ll be working in small teams so a sporting background can be advantageous. In this industry, strength and stamina are truly valuable assets. The job revolves around problem solving so if you’re good at overcoming challenges and can think on your feet, this might be the career for you.

NEW TO THE INDUSTRY?

From time to time we take on people who are completely new to arboriculture. 

These positions are very competitive as we dedicate a lot of resources to training these apprentices.

To qualify for an apprenticeship at Tree King you MUST hold a minimum of a Learner Class 2 drivers licence because we’ll have you driving trucks very early on.

Beyond this, we want people who already know how to work hard and push themselves. Perhaps you have been raised in an agricultural environment or gained experience in the military? You’ll need to be fit and you’ll be working in small teams so a sporting background can be advantageous. In this industry, strength and stamina are truly valuable assets. The job revolves around problem solving so if you’re good at overcoming challenges and can think on your feet, this might be the career for you.

REVIEWS

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE
SAYING ABOUT TREE KING

Fancy Faces LtdFancy Faces Ltd
22:44 03 Mar 24
Fantastic job done by Tree King , would thoroughly recommend 🙂
Lynda MchughLynda Mchugh
01:41 19 Feb 24
Right from the beginning, the team at Tree King provided me with fantastic and confident service. I have a rental in Auckland and needed a large hedge trimmed. I could not meet them on-site as I no longer reside in the area. I found the service outstanding, with excellent communication throughout the quoting and finishing of the job. If you have a rental and need a team you can rely on, then Tree King is your people and very trustworthy.I recommend them to anyone. I will be using this company again. They know what they are doing and have excellent prices. Thank you.
Kay SandersKay Sanders
01:26 19 Feb 24
We had all good experiences right across the company. And we are very satisfied with the job and the men who came and did the job.
Willz YWillz Y
01:02 19 Feb 24
Nice job done with competitive price
Mark RoscoeMark Roscoe
23:36 10 Jan 24
Fantastic right from the initial contact. Online inquiry responded to within 24 hrs. Site visit within days and Job done with in a couple of weeks, even through we were right on Christmas and New Years. Job done right and clean was great.
Natalie HallidayNatalie Halliday
20:58 18 Sep 23
Tree King are our guys for any arborist work. The trees on our property are remnants of protected bush requiring precision and knowledge. Luke and the team are always professional and they have worked closely with the council to ensure the integrity of the trees are maintained.
Mike SMike S
23:42 24 Jul 23
Brilliant company to deal with. The team cut down a huge oak tree for us which had a good audience watching from the local café, then a big stump grind and the job was done, 2 days hard work completed from the team. We are very happy with the job you did for us and you are such a professional company to deal with. Thanks for everything.
Haps KaHaps Ka
23:34 06 Nov 22
Luke and the team were fantastic and were very professional. They gave a thorough written quote, went over and above to achieve what was agreed, and the boys did a fantastic job. They checked during and after to make sure we were happy with the work. I would certainly use their services again, and highly recommend them all!
Laurence Ho (Bluegray)Laurence Ho (Bluegray)
05:47 14 Oct 22
Tree King is really professional and efficient. And the price is reasonable. They came to my place and trimmed several trees as well as removed 1tree within few hours. They are really amazing and easy to communicate with.
Patrick CornfieldPatrick Cornfield
21:07 28 Jul 22
Very professional attitude to the business of trees. Quotation process, speed of arrival, and quality of the work were superb and well above the standard of other tradies we've dealt with. And what a great bunch of friendly guys doing the job. Totally loved their work ethic and ability to work in rough weather. Cute to serve them coffees on my deck - they so deserved them!
Carol WilsonCarol Wilson
00:33 24 May 22
Tree King were fabulous, they were easy to deal with on the phone. Came round to scope job and provide us a quote very quickly. They kept us updated constantly on expectation of timing for job completion and did the job much more quickly than originally anticipated. Staff all very friendly and helpful, and left the property very tidy. We couldn't ask for anything more.
Gerard MackleGerard Mackle
19:39 09 Mar 22
Luke, and his team are amazing, coming and removing two trees from my property and then grinding the stumps. I was really impressed. Great people to engage with, the lead of the team that came was brilliant checking with me what I needed and generally just making sure everything was done really well. He ensured that safety measures were in place, and that no other plant on my property was impacted. The professional way they went about the work, and these guys were true pleasure to watch as they clearly enjoyed their work. As an Executive Coach I watched with admiration at... the way they communicated and coached each other throughout the job. The site was left immaculate, and they cleaned everything from the driveway. It was as if the trees had never been there.Our job was a relatively small one, but all I can say is I’m glad I engaged Tree King, because from the time I contacted them, they assessed my job, gave me a very reasonable quote there were no surprises for me. They managed my expectations but exceeded them in delivery. Every step of the way this team was superb, and I recommend them completelyread more
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