About Us - Arborlab



About Us


Arborlab is an independent Solution Based Consultancy which provides a valuable specialist service to our clients by delivering solutions to meet their needs.


Our History

Established in 2002, We are one of the oldest Arboricultural Consultancy Companies in New Zealand, with our tree health specialists having over twenty years of experience in the industry, and as such we are committed to achieving excellence in the field of arboriculture with a particular specialty in the areas of Local Authority Urban Forestry Management and infrastructure development.

At Arborlab we are proud to deliver a high quality product, in agreed timescales at a competitive price for our clients. We ensure projects are undertaken specifically to the project brief or the rules set in place by each governing authority or client. With the breadth of diversity, experience and independence we have, we are well positioned to provide the required green space assessment, recommendations and professional advice.


Our People Are Our Business

Arborlab Tree Arborist Services
Karl Burgisser - Director of Arborlab - Tree Specialist

Karl Burgisser

Managing Director





Karl Burgisser has attained skills and knowledge through education and experience in the field of horticulture, arboriculture and management over the past thirty two (32) years. Karl has a unique understanding of New Zealand’s tree and greenspace industry. He has built strong relationships with the industry stakeholders.

Shaun Barnett - Operations Manager of Arborlab - Tree Specialist

Shaun Barnett

New Zealand Operations Manager





Shaun Barnett joined Arborlab in 2012,  he brings a fresh new look at processes and operations within the company. Continuous business development is at the front of his mind to ensure that clients receive an effective & efficient service.  Shaun also runs the large Monitoring team across the greater Auckland area.

David Spencer - Arborlab - Tree Specialist

David Spencer

New Zealand Consultant Manager





David joined Arborlab in 2014, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of Arboriculture.  With a strong local government experience David has a diverse knowledge of tree asset, contractual and operational management. David also runs the consultancy division of Arborlab.


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Job Opportunities

Arborlab are always looking to engage with people that might like to discuss future opportunities. If you are interested in knowing more about current & future opportunities please contact us.