Full Name: Bastiaan Kaihatu
Where do you currently live? Baarn, the Netherlands
Company Name: BK Boomverzorging
Field of expertise (arboriculture, forestry, carver etc): Arboriculture
How Long have you worked in this industry? 8 years
Favorite climbing system? SRT with the roperunner and DRT with the spiderjack 3.
What is your favorite tree? A big old beech tree with a wide crown, so we can make some nice swings.
Highest tree you have climbed? A plane tree in Belgium
Have you had any close calls? If yes, what happened? Once I broke out the tree top where the lowerings rope was tied into, luckily the branch did not cause any damage. For me this was a big learning point to be aware of the force you put in the tree while rigging.
What is your hidden talent? Backflips out of the tree
When you’re not climbing trees what are your other interest/hobbies?
I like to go driving off-road with my 4 wheel drive (Land Rover) and to travel to see more of the world.