Alfred is a smiling environmental warrior who passionately talks about life and its ups and downs and loves a challenge. From an urban background in Christchurch comes an early to mid-late twenties man who is set on trying to change the modern face of forestry (along with his dog and trusty sidekick – Luna). He wants to challenge what is perceived as a day to day work environment from that boring old nine to five, dispassionate thing you do to sustain your weekend. To where each day evokes a passion to create positive change and a desire to be part of the new age of forestry thinking combining environmentalism with business in true sustainability.
Alfred got into forestry because he is an environmentalist, but also because he realised forestry combines this with the ability to learn business and have a career from loving trees. This ability to promote trees, manage landscapes, influence change, and make bank made it an easy career choice.
A day to day schedule for Alfredo starts with a trip across Tauranga Harbour to Matakana Island, followed by a walk and measurement of thriving radiata, popping by some scientific trials and flying his company drone to map or video environmental coastal and native areas. On the next day he might be off to Rotorua to chat with local experts in plant health or get advice on how to perform the best pest control and create bird habitat corridors, whilst stopping by at another forest for a look at some silvicultural tending operations (and potentially a cheeky coffee meeting at the wholefoods café en route).
Always up for a chat, a chinwag, and a good old convo be sure to stop and say gidday if you ever see him on the streets. Be aware he’s a busy man, but boy will you leave feeling like you’ve accomplished something without actually ever talking about anything important.