Russell Shepherd 1

Russell Shepherd

Position: Operations Manager / Climbing Arborist


    • Diploma Horticulture (Arboriculture)
    • Diploma Vocational Education & Training
    • Certificate IV Training and assessment


  • International Society Of Arboriculture Member
  • Arboriculture Australia Member
  • Victorian Tree Industry Organisation (VTIO) Committee Member

Russell brings with him over 20 years in the industry covering all aspects of tree care. He is a diploma qualified arborist and is passionate about all things trees. His knowledge extends from teaching aboriculture at the TAFE level, his vast climbing background and industry experience. He is also Vice President of the Victorian Tree industry Organisation (VTIO). His motto is to ‘promote longevity among trees’ and we also have a strong focus on plant health.

Russell has always loved the outdoors and working outside was an extension of that. Climbing trees and delivering the best outcomes for his clients has always been a fulfilling part of his career. An extension to this was where he found mentoring staff and his time teaching at TAFE very rewarding.