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Arbor-Tek History

“When you think of an arborist, the image of a burly woodsman striding into the forest with an axe slung over his shoulder springs to mind. Not so today, Arbor-Tek combines the skills of qualified arborists with the latest mechanical equipment.”

Arbor-Tek Ltd was formed in 2003 by Joe Berryman and Bernie Jordan. Joe trained in England and has 30 years arboricultural experience with advanced level 4 certification. Bernie has 10 years experience as a qualified line mechanic and Phil has 20 years also with advanced level 4 certification. Together the team asserts unrivalled experience as the leading Arboricultural Company in Canterbury, NZ.

Arbor-Tek Ltd now have 10 employees, and also have the necessary machinery to be able to carry out the many services that we offer, which show that tree care and health is our priority.

All our senior staff are qualified arborists. We aim to have the most experienced staff who are available to us, but we also actively encourage young people into our industry, offering training opportunities.

In The Community

Arbor-Tek provides sponsorship to many local societies and organisations including the Halswell Rugby League Club.

Is your sports team, school or local club looking for sponsorship? Contact Us to get in touch.


Safety is paramount for our staff and the public.

We follow industry safe work practices and all staff are traffic management qualified. We are fully insured and all our staff are either qualified or in training.

Meet The Team

Joe Berryman – Director & Arborist

Certificate 4 in Arboriculture – Joe has over 35 years experience as a qualified arborist, training in England where he worked in the industry for ten years before returning to New Zealand.

Bernie Jordan – Director & Utility Arborist

Bernie has 17 years experience as a qualified utility arborist.

Wendy Thomson – Office Manager

Phil Barlow – Arborist/Supervisor

Advanced Certificate 4 in Arboriculture & a National Certificate in Horticulture, Phil has worked in the industry for over 20 years.

Natasha Norman – Health & Safety Manager