Covering the NSW Coffs Coast Ian joined the Jim’s Tree team in June 2004 but his interest in trees started in the 1980’s when still at school he worked weekends and holidays on a friend’s farm forest at Robertson. This initial contact with trees progressed to Ian and his wife Carol establishing their own 30 Ha farm forest near Dorrigo. In March 1997 they planted 18,000 native trees (mainly Sydney Blue gum and Hoop Pine) and now manage these trees as a farm forest and encourage neighbouring farmers to do the same.
After 18 years in the corporate I.T. world Ian was ready for a change. He undertook the Certificate 3 in Arboriculture at Ryde TAFE and started his Jim’s Trees business while living in Balxland in the Blue Mountains. Having completed the 2 years training Ian and his family moved back to the Mid North Coast. Also while living in Blaxland Ian gained valuable training in storm damage and rescue from the Blue Mountains SES.
When the opportunity came up for Ian to provide arborist Coffs Harbour services in the form of a tree trimming/removal franchise with Jim’s he jumped at the chance. Having already established most of his skills with forestry and the SES Ian loved the idea of working outdoors and in the community.
Since 2004 Ian has been growing his business and now operates with modern state of the art equipment including a Hinowa 19.65m Cherry Picker, Vermeer BC1000 wood chipper, Avant 220 articulated miniloader and Kanga 25 HP “Terminator” stump grinder for the larger stumps and a Rhyscorp 22 HP StumpHumper for the hard to get to stumps. Ian has chosen to use light trucks so as to impact less on customers property and gain access to those hard to get at places.
See this equipment in action;
You will find Ian a very courteous, honest and friendly operator and with the knowledge that for every tree he removes he has planted many times more. His experience makes him the obvious choice for tree removal Coffs Harbour.
You can be assured of great service when anyone from Jim’s attends to your jobs.
Jim’s Tree & Stump Removal franchisees always provide prompt, professional and reliable service. With Tree work it can be dangerous work so trust your local Jims Trees Franchisee. Every franchisee has $10 million public liability insurance for piece of mind.
We specialise in all arborist Coffs Harbour services including but not limited to:
– Tree Removal
– Tree Trimming
– Palm cleaning or removal
– Stump grinding
– Mulching of branches