Meet Dean, born arborist
For Dean Tucker, life as a British arborist truly is a dream job. At 35 years old, he’s been climbing trees for a living since he was 18. After seven years, he went freelance, doing what he calls “all the hard work that other companies didn’t like or couldn’t do”. Three years later, he set up Wychwood Tree Surgeons and hasn’t looked back since.
“I remember recently I was working with a buddy of mine, climbing trees and doing big removals,” he says. “At one point I looked at my groundsman and said: 'Barry! I don't even feel like I'm working, this is so much fun' I can't believe I actually get paid to do this. It doesn't feel like work most of the time."