Fully Qualified and Insured

Owner and operator of Waipu Tree Care Rob Dawson is a Level 4 qualified Arborist.  He has over 16 years experience in the industry working as a tree climber and consultant.  As Waipu Tree Care is a small business he will be on site for all jobs.  Should the unexpected happen you can take comfort in the fact that we are fully insured. 


Hi, my name is Rob and I am the owner and operator of Waipu Tree Care. 

I began working as an Arborist 16 years ago in 2003 in a small village on the East coast of the UK where I was born.  Since then I have worked in several countries throughout the world, for a range of large and small tree companies.  I have experience working as a climber, foreman and consultant, but realised the sweet spot is being able to do all three for yourself. 

My journey has now taken me to a small village on the East coast of New Zealand.  I have recently bought a house in Waipu with my wife where we can put down our own roots, both literally and spiritually.  I felt a strong connection to the area since the first time I visited nearly 8 years ago and I am excited about making Waipu my home and being part of the community. 

Tree work is not just a job for me, it is a passion that I am fortunate enough to make money from.  I care deeply for trees and the local environment, however, I understand the importance of having the right tree in the right place.  I see the role of a good arborist as considering both the needs of the client and the tree, and providing an effective solution that satisfies both

Rob Dawson.