Arboriculture Australia focuses on several core concepts. One of the most important is the education of urban foresters, tree workers and managers of tree programs. They also provide education to the public on the importance of reforestation, the health benefits of trees and more. As the national arboriculture body within the nation of Australia, they also encourage research and development, refine and define industry-best practices and standards, and develop strong ties with other organizations within the industry and in related fields, as well.
One of the most important aims of Arboriculture Australia is to promote greater public interest in preserving trees and utilizing them for ornamental purposes. They also focus on providing public education about the need for trees in all settings within the nation, from rural to urban. Finally, they also aim to ensure that arborists within the organization adhere to a strict code of professional ethics to facilitate the best public image possible for the industry.
Membership within Arboriculture Australia entitles members to a wide range of benefits. One benefit members will find is access to a variety of insurance policies available at discount prices. In addition, members will be eligible to attend numerous workshops, seminars and networking programs not available to the general public or members of other organizations. Promotional tools, ongoing educational programs and the prestige that comes with being a member of this vaunted organization are also important benefits for members. National and international arborist publications are also available at a discount to members (The Bark is included with membership).