The thoughtplanters tree - 5th Jun 2010

Mark Roberts planted a 15 year old Sequoia [Sequoiadendron giganteum] at the Historic Mt Stuart reserve to mark Arbor-day 2010.

The thoughtplanters tree's exact [GPS] location is; S 46' 04" .941 E169' 51" .217. Next time you are passing - pop in and watch it grow (and maybe water it, if its looking a bit dry)

Arbor Day is June 5th! - 24th May 2010


Thoughtplanters are celebrating Arbor-Day on June 5th, by contributing trees for planting to the following event:

Thoughtplanters in conjunction with the Dunedin City Council, the Otago Polytechnic, the NZ Horticulture ITO and the NZ Arboriculture Association are hosting an Arbor-camp at the Historic Mt Stuart reserve near Lawrence, Otago. The two day Arbor-camp will involve pruning and planting in the reserve as well as climbing displays and workshops.

Come along and join the fun.

See our website calendar for directions & details?

Singapore Productivity Tour to NZ in the making - 14th May 2010


Thoughtplanters management is currently in discussion with CUGE and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency about bringing a visiting contingent of representatives from Singapore, made up of Contractors, Arborists, Government Department representatives, Arboricultural Association & Landscape Association representatives to NZ around the time of the NZAA Conference in Auckland.

Trevor Gardiner & Richard Wanhill will be firming up dates on their next visit to Singapore this month and will post the dates on this site once finalised.

If you are interested in showcasing your business to this group and interested in international business collaboration please contact Trevor or Richard


Hong Kong via Singapore and back again - 25th Apr 2010

Trevor Gardiner and Richard Wanhill leave for whirl-wind fact finding and relationship building trip to Singapore and Hong Kong. Together they plant to cram in over 20 meetings in the 7 day trip

Andy Neverman - the new thoughtplanter - 9th Apr 2010

Andy Neverman - the new thoughtplanter
thoughtplanters are very happy to announce that Andy Neverman has joined our team as a full-time Training Co-ordinator, Arboriculture.

Andy is itching to getting out there amongst the arborists in NZ and Asia and pass on his passion for the tree game.

His plan of attack is to continue to deliver on-job & off-job training to the Arboricultural industry.  Training that goes towards national certification and specialist training - particularly in advanced tree care techniques such as rigging, sectional tree felling, advanced tree climbing techniques, single rope techniques.

The aim of the specialist skills training will be to maximise workplace productivity, worker efficiency and safety. All things that can potentially increase your bottom line.

Andy's cellphone at thoughtplanters is 021 155 8217

Mark Roberts - 1st Vice President of the ISA - 31st Mar 2010


thoughtplanters is proud to announce that Mark Roberts has been made the first Vice President of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) under its new board structure.

At the ISA 2010 March board meeting in Atlanta, USA, the board of directors officially began the transition from the old board of 45 reps to the new streamlined 15 person board. Mark Roberts, former president of the NZAA and former member of the ISA's Executive Committee was voted in as the new Vice President of the ISA.

The streamlined board is expected to run the ISA matters more efficiently, with the council (made up of the remaining board members) there to provide a direct line of communication between the membership and the new board. This is seen as a very positive and progressive move for the ISA and with over 30% of the new board made up of representation from outside of main-land America, it goes a long way to ensuring that the ISA is truly an international organisation.

On the domestic front, this is a great achievement for one of our own. Having a New Zealand representative at the heart of the decision making process of one of the largest arboricultural associations in the world can only be a positive thing for USA-NZ relationships and for arboriculture in New Zealand as a whole.

Well done Mark on a great achievement.

Keep flying our flag!

Mark Roberts to visit Australia for ISA / ISAAC meeting - 22nd Feb 2010

In his role as Vice President of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), thoughtplanters Academic Manager, Mark Roberts,  represented the ISA at the recent ISA Australia Chapter (ISAAC) Executive Committee meeting.




thoughtplanters launch new product - 27th Jan 2010


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