Who are you?
My name is Sam Jackson and I am a Forestry Consultant at Lockhart Garratt having joined the company in August 2021. Prior to joining the company, I have worked in the forestry industry for 14 years in both operational and managerial roles, in particular as a Deputy Head Forester for a large private estate.
What do you do?
Having recently joined the forestry team, I have been assisting colleagues with ongoing projects, carrying out site surveys as well as introducing myself to both clients and contractors. Going forward, I will be involved in all aspects of woodland management with a special interest in woodland design and creation.
What projects have you found particularly interesting to be involved in?
I have recently been assisting a colleague on an estate carrying out a large clear fell of Ash due to the effects of Ash dieback and the subsequent restocking of that site with a broader mix of native species creating a more sustainable woodland going forward. This project has utilised my background of practical forestry skills to provide a holistic service for the client. This experience has also given me a great insight into the variety and nature of the services offered to clients.
What has been your favourite Lockhart Garratt moment to date?
I have enjoyed the opportunities to visit a variety of different sites and estates who Lockhart Garratt provide services to. I have also enjoyed working with other landowners to share their vision on planning for the future of their existing woodlands and the creation of new ones.
What is next for you?
I am fortunate at Lockhart Garratt that there are colleagues with such a broad range of skills to learn from. I am looking forward to continuing my studies within forestry and woodland management with the ultimate goal of obtaining Chartership through the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
What are your interests and hobbies?
Outside of work I am a keen road cyclist as well as mountain biker, but I have not yet convinced my wife to join me! My ultimate aim is to get to a stage of fitness where I am able to undertake the Fred Whitton Challenge in the Lake District, however I am often drawn to the cake tin.