About Us

Dwyer & Bird are a tree care business based in Nelson, New Zealand, serving both the Nelson and Tasman districts. We are owned and operated locally by a husband and wife team, Tim Dwyer and Bea Bird.

Tim grew up in England, and has been an Arborist for 13 years. He has travelled extensively, and worked around the world. He studied Arboriculture at University in the UK, gaining a high level of knowledge and has an eye for detail. Tim enjoys keeping up with the technological advances in the Arboricultural Industry and implementing this in his work.

Bea is a New Zealander who grew up in the Nelson region and wanted to return here as we started our family. She is now a full time mum to our two sons and works on the admin side of the business. 

We enjoy nature and the outdoors, with a love for cycling.

We are a fully insured, listed company.

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Why hire an Arborist?

Tree work has a reputation as being expensive, especially when your mate down the road has a chainsaw.

Here are the reasons why you hire a professional:-

  • Knowledge – Arborists undertake a minimum of 2 years training (often much more) in order to learn soil science, tree biology, tree ID, pests and diseases that affect trees, species characteristics and assessments for health and risk.Trees cannot be ‘fixed’. Poor quality or incorrect pruning  (such as tree topping) can result in new growth being susceptible to breaking and causing damage to buildings. Poor pruning cuts will increase the likelihood of decay and shorten the life of the tree. Whilst these problems can be improved by a qualified Arborist, they cannot be fixed.
  • Skill – Arborists require practical skills and need to know safe chainsaw use and maintenance, rope skills, knot tying, safe anchor points, aerial rescues, rigging and lowering, vector angles, first aid, and correct pruning points.
  • Equipment – Tree gear is specialised for the industry and requires huge investment in order to do our job safely. Chainsaw specific clothing, boots, chippers etc.

  • Insurance – Working with trees in tricky locations can result in damage to buildings, power-lines or danger and injury to the public. Whilst every effort is made to prevent this, professional companies are insured to cover the worst case scenarios.