Full Name: Pierre Spiridon Calais
Where do you currently live? Sigtuna, Sweden
Company Name: Sigtuna Arboristgrupp/ Kommvission AB
Field of expertise (arboriculture, forestry, carver etc):
Pruning, arboriculture and landscaping.
How Long have you worked in this industry?
For approximately one year..but with my own company Sigtuna Arboristgrupp, since January 2021.
Favorite climbing system?
I climb with treemotion harness and use DRT with hitch climber.
What is your favorite tree?
Beech trees Fagus sylvatica) and Plane trees ( Platanus). I just love their trunks and nature’s artistry. Espessially, from all of my years in southern France, the scaling bark of the plane trees.
Highest tree you have climbed?
Not that high- yet. I am a ground man that came in to this business at 50 years old J, and I am just learning the art of climbing. One of the arborists in my company is my cousin Patrick Coulter, who is of course a ETW-certified arborist with 17 years of experience, is teaching me the basics of climbing.
Have you had any close calls? If yes, what happened? Knock on wood (arboriculture bad joke) so far nothing, at least nothing I can brag about.
What is your hidden talent?
My talents are not that hidden since I am a super outgoing person J.. But I am a trained sommelier and I can weld!
When you’re not climbing trees what are your other interest/hobbies.?
I love to play tennis and road cycling!