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our dedicated team

Discover the Passion and Expertise Behind Our Dedicated Team

Our Story

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Overberg Arborists started over 4 years ago when we recognised the need for high-quality tree care services in the Overberg.

Overberg Arborists is built from years of in-the-field experience, hours of training, and a keenly developed passion for ethical and sustainable tree care. Our results speak for themselves.


 Our commitment to excellence is what makes Overberg Arborists unique.

Meet our team

André Pietersen

Our Head of Arboriculture and Founding Director, André, embodies a fervent passion for high-risk tree work, canopy access, and rigging. His dedication to these specialized areas is not just a profession but a calling.


As André pursues his ISA Arboricultural Certification, his relentless pursuit of knowledge and mastery in his field is evident. Through rigorous study and practical experience, he seeks to ensure that his skills are refined to perfection.

Whether delicately pruning branches or orchestrating the intricate rigging required for tree removals, André approaches each task with attention to detail that sets him apart as a true master of his craft. 

As a leader and mentor, he inspires those around him to strive for greatness, imparting his knowledge and passion with generosity. Our team flourishes, guided by his example of dedication, professionalism, and integrity.

In André, we find a visionary, whose tireless pursuit of excellence propels us forward on our journey towards arboricultural mastery. 

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Shelby Pietersen

Shelby is a dynamic force at the helm of our organization and her strategic mind and passion for marketing colour her role as CEO.


Her visionary leadership has been instrumental in shaping our company's trajectory, guiding us towards remarkable growth over the past four years. Shelby is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards for both our clients and the well-being of the trees we care for.


 With a deep-rooted respect for nature, she strives to strike a delicate balance between business success and environmental stewardship, ensuring that our operations are conducted with integrity and sustainability at their core.

Under Shelby's leadership, our company has flourished as a beacon of excellence in the arboriculture industry. Her strategic foresight, coupled with her commitment to our values, ensures that we remain at the forefront of innovation, delivering unparalleled service and care to our clients and the trees we are entrusted with.

Mary-Anne Thorpe

Meet Mary-Anne, our Executive Sales Assistant and dedicated Office Ninja. With a laser focus on client care, she orchestrates your experience with us to be nothing short of exceptional, from start to finish.

As the friendly voice on the other end of the line, Mary-Anne serves as your first point of contact, handling all inquiries and concerns with a smile that resonates through the phone. Her warmth and professionalism set the tone for the entire client journey, ensuring that every interaction leaves a lasting impression of care and attentiveness.

Whether she's coordinating schedules, answering questions, or resolving issues, she approaches each task with a genuine desire to exceed your expectations.

In Mary-Anne, you'll find not just an Executive Sales Assistant, but a true Office Ninja, adept at navigating the complexities of client care with grace and finesse.



Dan Visser

Meet Dan, our 2nd climbing tree professional and skilled in-house mechanic. He is the mastermind behind our flawless machinery - ensuring our equipment is always in top-notch condition.


From the intricate manoeuvring required for delicate pruning to the rigorous demands of tree removal, Dan approaches each job with meticulous precision and unwavering dedication.


Dan tackles each challenge with unwavering resolve, striving for perfection with every swing of his climbing rope.

Under the guidance of André, he continues to expand his horizons, delving deeper into arboriculture - aspiring to qualify as a full-fledged Arborist. 

As a skilled climber, a dedicated learner, and a master mechanic, he is an indispensable asset to our team, driving us towards greater heights of excellence with each passing day.

Troy hanmer

Troy, our dedicated Groundsman and OG crew member. Troy's role as a groundsman is pivotal in tree work.


Tasked with supporting the climbing arborists in their endeavours, Troy ensures that operations run smoothly from the ground up.


At the heart of Troy's responsibilities is the meticulous care and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and other greenery.


With a keen eye for detail, he assists in pruning, trimming, and shaping trees to promote their health and enhance their aesthetic appeal. Troy's expertise ensures that each tree receives the attention it deserves.

As a groundsman, he plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of both the team and the surrounding environment.



Barry, our apprentice arborist, recently joined our ranks as a valuable member of the OA crew.


With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Barry has quickly established himself as an invaluable asset alongside Troy, our Groundsman.

As Troy's right-hand man, Barry's presence is felt in every aspect of our ground crew tasks. With sleeves rolled up and boots firmly planted, he dives headfirst into the work, tackling each challenge with grit and enthusiasm.

Under Troy's mentorship, Barry absorbs knowledge like a sponge, eagerly soaking up the intricacies of arboriculture and honing his skills with each passing day.

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