My tree surgeon journey started in 2009 as an apprentice with a small domestic tree company. In 2015 I joined a local councils tree team, gaining experience in the commercial side of tree work. In 2017 I then joined a larger tree firm, working on large domestic and commercial jobs, becoming fully qualified and working on a number of different contracts around the UK. Such as British Telecom, Environment Agency & Network Rail. In this time I gained experience in climbing and performing large tree removals and reductions, also with the use of large mewps/cherry pickers. In 2021 I decided to become a freelance/subcontracting climber allowing me to build and grow my own company Red Kite Tree & Hedge Services.
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Kieran Johns - Owner
I am 32 years old. I have been working in the tree industry since 2009. My qualifications are : City & Guilds NPTC in Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling, Tree Climbing & Rescue, Aerial Cutting/Free-fall Techniques, Handheld Hedge Cutters, Pedestrian Mowers : Cylinder & Rotary, Ride-On Mowers : Cylinder & Rotary, Brushcutter & Trimmer. IPAF Operator training using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS). Lantra Awards in Woodchippers. ROLO health, Safety & Environmental Awareness. DEFRA Module 1 Water Awareness. Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) including Management of Catastrophic Bleeding & Level 3 Award in Forestry First Aid + F (RQF) including Management of Adder Snake Bites.