Tree Skills

Forest Scene

// Arborist, FITEC Assessor, Guided Walks

Trees are my passion. I am a highly experienced arborist (Diploma of Arboriculture, Lincoln), and a Competenz-registered Foresty Trainer and Assessor for the forestry industry. I can advise on native forest establishment and care, and undertake tree work of all sorts, including the felling of 'tricky trees' and working at height. 

I also offer guided trail walks in the Far North's native forests and have a wealth of plant and local knowledge to share. 

Roger Gale
Roger Gale
Assessing a forester
Thriving native forest
Starting a trek early

I live in Herekino in the Far North, on a 30 hectare block with planted and regenerating forest.

I have worked as a forestry trainer & assessor, and arborist since 1980 - mainly in the Far North and Northland areas. 

As well as my work with trees, I am involved with Far North Whale Rescue and help tutor its whale rescue training courses - contact me if you are interested in training to help save stranded whales!