Why I chose to work in Arboriculture:
- Everyday is an adventure.
- Everyday is a picnic.
- I’m helping my city by providing a quality service leaving my mark one tree at a time.
- Loud noises, flashy lights, heavy duty/dangerous equipment, sharp destructive things tied in with heights attract me.
- I like what I do.
- I get paid to be me, truly and freely.
My Favourite Tree:
This is a loaded question. I have something I’ll love/hate for all trees. I’ll choose “Acer circinatum – Vine Maple” they are found growing low amongst evergreens. Their bark is green to soak in whatever leaked light that sleeps through the upper canopy. They’re commonly mistaken for the “Acer palmatum – Japanese maple” but that’s because most people aren’t aware of the differences. I love the way they grow. Big trees fall on them all the time, but they take the weight and find a way to grow around. Their wood is very strong and flexible. I could stand on a branch no bigger than a 1/4” and she’ll take my weight.
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Arborist Technician Apprentice, Level 1
Formal Training and Certification:
- ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
- Arborist Technician Certificate of Qualification #00014-TA-12
- WHMIS Certificate of Completion
- BC Plant Health Care – Pruning Young Trees Seminar
- BC Plant Health Care – Aerial Lift & Climbing Rescue Training
- BCTA Driver Assessment Program
- Air Brakes Endorsement
- ESSO Imperial Oil P&D Safety Orientation
Over 7 years of experience working with all aspects of Arboriculture and Horticulture.
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