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Meet Mike Hawker, Waikato Tree Services Manager


Meet Mike Hawker, our dedicated and passionate Manager of Waikato Tree Services. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Mike has been working with trees since he was 15 years old. “Whether it’s been growing trees or learning how to cut them down, it’s all I’ve done.”, he says. Starting in a nursery and then venturing into forestry, he eventually found his calling in the Arboriculture/Utility industry in 2002.


When asked about the best thing about working at Waikato Tree Services, Mike is quick to highlight the people and the sense of positively impacting the wider community. He finds fulfilment in the camaraderie and teamwork that comes with the job, knowing that their work directly contributes to improving the environment and people's lives.


Looking to the future, Mike’s excited about the rapid technological advancements and the industry’s overall growth. He recognises that the Arboriculture/Utility sector is constantly evolving and is thrilled to embrace the new challenges that come their way. Adapting to these changes will improve the network’s results and enhance our services.


Regarding innovations impacting the industry, Mike emphasises the significant influence of legislation and environmental changes. With a growing focus on sustainability and conservation, the Arboriculture/Utility industry is at the forefront of adapting to these shifts. Under Mike's leadership, Waikato Tree Services is committed to staying current with these developments and implementing best practices to meet the evolving needs of its clients and the environment.


When reflecting on his favourite experience working at Waikato Tree Services, Mike points to the tangible improvements they’ve made over the years. Whether enhancing safety protocols, implementing new techniques, or adopting sustainable practices, witnessing the positive changes they’ve brought about is a source of immense pride for him and his team.


On a lighter note, Mike reveals a fun fact about himself—he has an abundance of hobbies, whether fishing, hunting


, playing sports, or exploring new activities. He enjoys filling his free time with diverse interests, reflected in his adventurous and dynamic personality, which undoubtedly translates into his approach to managing Waikato Tree Services.


With Mike Hawker at the helm, Waikato Tree Services can be confident in having a manager who brings extensive experience, a passion for making a difference, and a willingness to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the Arboriculture/Utility industry.

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dan.wano
Jun 16, 2023

Well written an on point

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