Jack Burton - Modern Apprentice in Trees and Timber

Jack Burton

After doing a Modern Apprenticeship on Falkland Estate, Jack joined Fife Council as a lead operative specialist arborist and now works with trees across the area.

“I had a couple of indoor jobs after I left school, but they just weren’t for me. Then I saw some arborists climbing trees which really sparked my interest.

As part of the council tree team, we work across Fife, and there’s never a typical day. We could be in somebody’s back garden, in parks, removing trees, pole pruning, crown lifting, we do it all. It’s nice and varied.

The best thing about my job is climbing to the the top of a tree and seeing the view you get. It beats looking out of an office any day of the week.  
I love what I do and wouldn’t change it for the world”.

Jack's manager, Brian Taylor of Fife Council, says that "Jack has a fantastic attitude towards arboreal work, his excitement and enthusiasm is not only a benefit to himself, it also benefits the rest of the team working with him."