Meet the Arborists - Our Tree Surgery Team

David Abrahams - Tree Care Manager

David Abrahams - Bawden Tree Care Manager AmesburyA graduate of Northampton University and having completed  a Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture, David is passionate about his chosen profession and his role as manager of Bawden’s Tree Care Team.

His love of the outdoors and appreciation of nature led David towards a career in tree surgery in his mid-twenties. After spending his early career working for small, family-owned companies and building his tree surgery qualifications, he joined Bawden Tree Care as a team leader in July 2014.

David’s current role enables him to create a productive and enjoyable environment for his team, helping them to meet the highest professional standards and to deliver excellent customer service. He is building his team by bringing on board experienced tree surgeons and by offering apprenticeship opportunities to young people who want to become tree surgeons. David believes training and education are major incentives that ensure staff remain motivated and focused.

He also enjoys passing on his technical knowledge to clients, whether it is basic tree biology or best practice for pruning. He hopes that the more people know about their trees the more likely they are to appreciate and look after them. He is very proud of the company’s Arboricultural Association ‘Approved Contractor’ status, a professional accreditation that he is determined the company will retain into the future.

David’s other passion is his family. He is a devoted husband and a father to three beautiful children who, guided by their father, will undoubtedly grow up loving trees and the natural environment.

 

The Arborists @ Bawden Tree Care

At the heart of Bawden Tree Care are our arborists, a team of professionals who provide great tree surgery day after day, with attention to detail, focus on customer service, offering practical solutions, knowledge and insight.  Find out a little more about this great team and what makes them tick:

Stevyn Sargent Bawden Tree Care Team leader  

Name: Stevyn Sargent

Job Title: Team Leader

Favourite Tree:  Silver Birch

Best part of my job:  Working as part of a team

Most interesting task you have completed:  Seeing Redwoods in their native habitat

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  Felling tree

Favourite food type: Chinese

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink: Cold 

All time hero:  Thierry Henry

Tree Surgeon Tom Hart Bawden Tree Care  

Name: Tom Hart.

Job Title: Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Eucalyptus

Best part of my job:  Climbing

Most interesting task you have completed:  Tree felling course.

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  Single Rope Technique Climbing.

Favourite food type:  Italian

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Coffee

All time hero:  Travis Pastrana (Motocross)

Richard Legg Climber at Bawden Tree Care  

Name: Richard Legg.

Job Title: Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Copper Beech

Best part of my job:  Felling trees

Most interesting task you have completed:  Emergency tree work on Stornaway, Scotland, being flown in by helicopter.

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  Foresty.

Favourite food type:  Indian, medium heat.

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Tea

All time hero:  Jeremy Clarkson

Michael Clements Tree Surgeon at Bawden Tree Care  

Name:  Michael Clements

Job Title: Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Yew

Best part of my job:  Dismantling trees

Most interesting task you have completed:  Zip lining Ash limbs over a fence.

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  Science of trees.

Favourite food type:  Full English Breakfast

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Cold drink

All time hero:  Guy Martin

Kev Brown Tree Surgeon at Bawden Tree Care  

Name:  Kev Brown

Job Title:  Team Leader and Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Turkey Oak

Best part of my job:  Keeping busy

Most interesting task you have completed:  Crane dismantling of tree at St Melor

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  Felling trees.

Favourite food type:  Thai

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Cold drink

All time hero:  George Best

Meet the Arborists Hugo Ciotti  

Name:  Hugo Ciotti

Job Title:  Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Rowan Sorbus Aucuparia

Best part of my job:  Team interaction and completion of dangerous and hazardous trees.

Most interesting task you have completed:  Working on a 200 year old Oak tree.

Which part of the Arb Industry interests you most:  The management of trees for economic and amenity purposes. 

Favourite food type:  Anything but fast food and chocolate desserts.

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Tea

All time hero:  Steve McQueen

Meet the Arborists Max Kinsey  

Name:  Max Kinsey

Job Title:  Climbing Arborist

Favourite Tree:  Redwood

Best part of my job:  Large felling.

Most interesting task you have completed:  Felling large Lombardi Poplars in Churchill Gardens.

Which part of the Arb Industry intersts you most:  Species and their traits.

Favourite food type:  Mexican.

Tea, Coffee or Cold Drink:  Coffee.

All time hero:  Lemmy Kilmister