Charlotte Blakey


With over 15 years combined experience in natural resource management and arboriculture, I have been involved in a variety of projects within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. This includes the development of asset management plans, program management and implementation, development of policies and procedures, provision of technical advice, collection and analysis of field data, and the delivery of minor capital works.

You can contact me for help with

  • Project management
  • Asset management
  • Environmental landscape
  • Open space development
  • Arboriculture
  • Natural Resource Management

My expertise

My background is in environmental land management and arboriculture. I grew up surrounded by animals and nature and have always had an interest in how our land is managed. After a stint overseas, I studied Environmental Science and started working in natural resource management roles in 2007. This sparked an interest in trees, and in 2015 I studied arboriculture and went on to work as a consulting arborist for five years. 

My passion is managing our parks and open spaces using a green asset management approach. I have extensive experience developing tree management plans and risk management strategies for Councils and other agencies. I have collected data for large scale tree inventories, and used tools such as iTree Eco to help Councils better understand and communicate the benefits their trees provide the environment and people.  A key part of my work has included working closely with asset managers to develop practical and achievable plans to allow for informed, consistent and balanced tree management decisions.


  • Graduate Certificate Arboriculture (University of Melbourne)

  • Graduate Diploma Environmental Science (Massey University)

  • Bachelor of Commerce Marketing (University of Otago)


  • Qualified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA)

  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

Xyst in action

I bring a wide range of experiences and expertise to Xyst and will be supporting projects across Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia. I am interested in creating positive and balanced outcomes for communities through sustainable parks and open space management. 





The management of trees and the urban forest is vital to mitigating the effects of climate change and to the health and wellbeing of communities

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Along with Yardstick, our international benchmarking program for local government, if you need research to make good decisions, we can get it for you

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Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

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My Projects

Service Delivery Options

Xyst were engaged at short notice to undertake a comprehensive cost comparison of out-sourced maintenance versus in-house operations. The analysis included a 10 year whole

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