Civica acquires leader in tree management solutions ArborSafe

2nd March 2021

Latest acquisition brings tree asset management and compliance software to government and education customers

Civica, a global leader in software for public services has acquired ArborSafe Australia Pty Ltd., provider of market leading, tree asset management software solutions.

Based in Melbourne, ArborSafe has a diverse and long-standing client base across the country. Clients include local, state and federal Government departments, educational institutions of all levels and corporate facilities. It’s software helps facility operators to better manage risk and meet increasing compliance requirements and also maintain healthy, long-lasting tree populations as both environmental and amenity assets. With over a million trees assessed in Australia, ArborSafe’s tree consultancy and management solutions ArborPlan and ArborSite were developed and refined over 15 years through experienced technologists, arborists and industry specialists.

Excitingly, the company is about to release a new product – C My Trees, on the App Store and Google Play which is unique in its ability to let members of the public calculate the carbon stored in their trees and create their own carbon sequestration targets based on the energy they consume. This app also allows ArborSafe’s customers to calculate their carbon sequestration, set facility targets, and publicise their green credentials to both customers and the public.

ArborSafe’s software is a leader in its class – differentiated from other alternatives, many of which were built as tree management databases or modular tree add-ons rather than developed as a bespoke tree management system designed from the ground up.

Ben Cowling, Civica Asia Pacific Executive Director, says:
I am delighted to welcome ArborSafe to the Group. Tree management is a critical activity for environmental and health and safety concerns ensuring organisations can fulfil their duty of care and support a better green environment.The acquisition strengthens our capability to help customers ensure safety and compliance, as well as building on our broad solutions for asset management.

In recent months Civica Group has made a number of exciting acquisitions both here and in the UK that will grow our portfolio of solutions for public services available to the APAC market. We look forward to supporting our new and existing customers in delivering their strategies using our innovative cloud software and solutions.

The acquisition complements Civica’s broad suite of asset management and compliance solutions and will strengthen the Group’s existing sector capabilities, increasing the scope of Civica’s activity in the education sector by close to 300 education institutions. This includes public, private and catholic schools, TAFEs, Universities, kindergartens and early learning centres, currently using ArborSafe’s services.

Malcolm McKenzie, Director and founder of ArborSafe says:
Joining a successful business like Civica offers ArborSafe the opportunity to fast track the scalability of the business and promote and grow our solutions into the future. We will continue to offer high levels of service to existing clients at greater scale and look forward to expanding our client base in key growth sectors in Australia as part of the Civica Group.

The addition of AborSafe’s tree management solutions builds on Civica’s support for accelerating digitisation, automation and moving into the cloud. It extends Civica’s comprehensive range of software for effective governance, risk and compliance, which includes investments in the last quarter of food and risk management solution Saffron, school asset management services from Parago, digital learning provider Agylia, workplace health and safety software OPAS and community and stakeholder engagement platform ntropy around support for accelerating digitisation and automation

Please note the acquired business is not related to UK-registered Arborsafe Ltd.