We are an enthusiastic and experienced team that punch above our weight.

Raoni Hammer
Managing Director

IMG_2626Founder and Director of Four Seasons Tree Care, Raoni trained as an arborist in London after which he moved to Germany to further define his skills and work with some of the country’s best.

Raoni returned to New Zealand in early 2003, completing his studies in Industrial Rope Access and working with Christchurch Arbor companies as a foreman and senior arborist until 2004 when Four Seasons Tree Care was created.

Raoni has extensive experience in a wide range of roles in the industry, and willing to take on any technical challenge that comes his way. With charisma and an obvious passion for trees and the wider environment, Raoni’s wealth of enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise in the various aspects of arboriculture and tree care, which he is all ways willing to share.

Ruben Hull
Senior Arborist

Ruben has been a competent and avid mountaineer, rock climber and tree enthusiast for many years.Ruben completed his arboriculture studies in Timaru with a top student award and went on to become the senior arborist for a reputable north island company before joining Four Seasons Tree Care in 2010. Not only is Ruben our Senior Arborist and site foreman, he is our current Health and Safety Representative and qualified Safety Traffic Management System officer. Competent with extensive experience in supervising personnel sites and a wide variety of services, Ruben is one of our key personnel who is valued by our entire team.

Mario Fichtner

Our Environmental Officer and GIS consultant has a lifelong love of the environment.

This passion and knowledge was enhanced through tertiary study of sustainability, environmental science and geographic information systems (GIS). He has continued in this field and has worked in various environmental, sustainability, and GIS positions for the local council, national government, as well as in the tertiary, and private sector.

Mario has worked closely with our Managing Director since the inception of the company, providing expert advice and solutions on a range of environmental issues. His main responsibilities include, overseeing operations, and ensuring that Four Seasons Tree Care Otautahi Ltd. Environmental Policy is adhered to.

James Lochhead
Senior Head Groundsman / FAO

Accomplished mountaineer and rock climber, climbing as often and as high as he can, James has worked in various roles as a guide and Lodge Manager on New Zealand Tramping tracks after completing his studies in Outdoor Recreation and First Aid.

James began his role with Four Seasons Tree Care as our Assistant Arborist which he continues alongside heading our ground staff team, supervising and implementing the work methodology devised by the Senior Arborist on the ground, across multiple sites. James is also our First Aid Officer and brings his knowledge of Fire Safety from previous study with the New Zealand Fire Service.

And the rest of the team

Our friendly ground crew and arborists have extensive experience in a range of different botanical areas. They’re a passionate team, they’re leaders in their field, and they’re committed to doing the job to the highest possible standard.