Mathew Smith is the founder and director of The Tree Smith Tree Services Pty Ltd, now trading as Parklands Maintenance, and has been in the tree industry, on and off, his whole life.
As soon as he was old enough Mathew would accompany his father to jobs and help him out at the weekends or on days off from school. Trees and timber are in his blood and he never tires of them as there is always something new to learn.
Mathew moved to Australia in 2007 after taking up a sponsorship offer from a Sydney based tree service company. The move was not intended to be permanent but rather a chance to expand on his experience and have the opportunity to work with completely different species of trees. However, after falling in love with the Gum trees and the Australian way of life he gained citizenship, set up his own business and, after a recent move from Sydney's Northern Beaches to Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is loving life.
Mathew has worked with trees all his life and has come from three generations of foresters. His passion and knowledge are fundamental to what drives the business.
With a background in admin and accounts Alex looks after the back end of the business. She used to occasionally work on the tools too before becoming a full-time mum.
Nathan has been climbing trees professionally for over five years. Being young and fit, Nathan is our lead climber and is enjoying all that Australian trees have to teach him.
Travis has been working in the tree industry for over 15 years and first worked with Mat in Sydney back in 2007. Since then he has gleaned a plethora of experience in a multitude of fields and is an invaluable asset to the team.
Arboriculture can be, and often is, a dangerous business. It involves all, or a combination of, heights, dangerous machinery, heavy loads, extreme noise, electricity, confined spaces and breakable property. If you require tree work to be done ensure you enlist the services of a trained and experienced team.