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Geert Brakel

Position: Climbing Arborist & Team Leader

Geert is an arborist from the UK having achieved his Foundation Degree in Arboriculture at Pershore College as part of the University of Worcester.

He then spent six months with a local tree surgery company in the UK before travelling to New Zealand. Geert spent 2013 working for a large company in Christchurch honing his climbing skills. He had the chance to work any most roles in the company from the private domestic crews to the big tree dismantle crew where all his skills were put to the test on a daily basis.

Geert was also very privileged to be asked to carry out tree pruning tasks in the Christchurch botanical gardens, a role in which he enjoyed immensely. Geert is a friendly approachable member of the team and is more than willing to answer any questions or queries you may have in regards to your trees and the work at hand.

Geert’s favourite tree is Fagus sylvatica (Beech).