About Arbor-Tek


“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 and is locally owned and operated by Joe Berryman. Joe trained in England and has 35 years arboricultural experience with advanced level 4 certification.

Arbor-Tek Ltd now have 16 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.

Together the team asserts unrivalled experience as one of the leading Arboricultural Companies in Canterbury, NZ.

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.


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.

Our 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.