Arboriculture: The art and science of planting, caring for and maintaining trees.
The work of an arborist can include anything from tree identification,
biology, health, appearance and pest and disease control, to climbing, rigging, tree surgery, tree removal and transplanting.
Arboriculture students will work on real projects, go on field trips, carry out pruning and felling operations, use small machinery, plant out vegetation, and learn all the rigging and tree climbing skills safely at the Hamilton Gardens.
Work experience and industry connections
Students will gain practical work experience to supplement their studies and apply their learnings. This includes field
trips to regional council sites, such as McLaren Falls in Tauranga, and Eastwood Hill, the National Arboretum in Gisborne.
No better place to study
Wintec | Te Pūkenga is New Zealand's leading training provider in arboriculture and is internationally recognised as producing world-class arborists. Part of this is down to the location of our Hamilton Gardens Campus: a 58-hectare learning environment of public gardens
with an incredible variety of trees.