EMPLOYEE STORIES – BAIJIN YU
Each day arborist Baijin Yu takes pride in making the city he loves just a little bit better. Working with Active Tree Services on the City of Sydney contract, his role varies from assessing and selecting trees to be pruned, to ground line trimming as he learns the finer points of arboriculture on the job.
Still studying his Diploma of Arboriculture at TAFE, Baijin started with Active Tree Services in May this year after an advertised job piqued his interest.
“Every day is different,” he explains. “Some days you’re driving the truck, others you work as a ground line trimmer. On other days you audit trees and raise jobs for the Council.”
“The work is always changing and varied, and that’s good.”
Baijin has been in Australia for about six years, after arriving from China in 2010 to complete Year 12. He’s spent much of his time on the north coast of New South Wales at Byron Bay, but made the move to Sydney to be with his then girlfriend, who soon became his wife. A job in the great outdoors has long been his dream.
“I’ve always been interested in biology, horticulture, trees and forests. I’m not an office type of person.”