Name: Sam Harper

Job Title: Arborist

Why did you decide on this career path?
Wanted a change of pace from a very different career

What job did you do previously?
Genetic Technologist

What’s the best part of your job?
My fellow colleagues; people that I learn from every day on both a professional and personal level

What’s your favourite bit of tree kit and why?
Avant and a splitting maul

What are your day to day responsibilities?
Various and sundry

What are the most important qualities to have in your job role?
Knowing when to speak up and when to listen

In your opinion, what is the culture of 4 Seasons Tree Care?
A truly friendly and welcoming company at every level. Something of an outlier in the industry perhaps; putting people ahead of stratification. This makes it a great place for people to learn, develop and distinguish themselves

What is your favourite season?
Early Spring or late Summer

What is your favourite quote?
“The rich vein of youth floods at the maw // And colours the flags and grains of our shore.” Unnamed Adjutant, Sixth Army, Ostfront.

What is the one achievement that you are the most proud of in your life?
Published poem

When you have free time, what do you like to do?
Read myself to sleep

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
A whiskey and a smoke with Sid James, cup of tea with Kenneth Williams & roast dinner with Hattie Jacques and Joan Sims

Tell me something surprising about you that not many people know.
Written poetry