I’m Christian Hearn  - generally the control freak of Nurture Green. Proud Cornishman with a past in health and social care, job coaching, leisure management and also forestry. My life story so far has been an interesting adventure, I've been fortunate to travel the world, plenty of skydiving, many jobs, and the current chapter is all about loving life and embracing the incredible dream journey of Nurture Green. I get the greatest satisfaction knowing that we are outdoors enjoying Cornwall everyday and also supporting disadvantaged individuals to achieve their goals…feel very privileged. When not in the world of social enterprises I treasure crazy moments with my 2 little boys and wife.

I’m Christian Hearn  - generally the control freak of Nurture Green. Proud Cornishman with a past in health and social care, job coaching, leisure management and also forestry. My life story so far has been an interesting adventure, I've been fortunate to travel the world, plenty of skydiving, many jobs, and the current chapter is all about loving life and embracing the incredible dream journey of Nurture Green. I get the greatest satisfaction knowing that we are outdoors enjoying Cornwall everyday and also supporting disadvantaged individuals to achieve their goals…feel very privileged.

When not in the world of social enterprises I treasure crazy moments with my 2 little boys and wife.

Dave Smelt - You can count on Dave for ideas! Creative and pays attention to detail. Dave is also Nurture Green's health and safety specialist qualified at Level 4 CIEH Health and Safety. Dave has a wealth of knowledge regarding the environment and conservation and has a degree in Environmental Science. As well as working in woodlands and gardening Dave also has several years experience as being an employment consultant providing career advice particularly to young people and individuals with disabilities.  Doted family man, loves sailing and gig rowing, and always has an interesting story of past adventures to tell...such as being an extra on the classic pirate movie Cutthroat Island!

Dave Smelt - You can count on Dave for ideas! Creative and pays attention to detail. Dave is also Nurture Green's health and safety specialist qualified at Level 4 CIEH Health and Safety. Dave has a wealth of knowledge regarding the environment and conservation and has a degree in Environmental Science. As well as working in woodlands and gardening Dave also has several years experience as being an employment consultant providing career advice particularly to young people and individuals with disabilities. 

Doted family man, loves sailing and gig rowing, and always has an interesting story of past adventures to tell...such as being an extra on the classic pirate movie Cutthroat Island!

Jason Trewinnard - I have been passionate about trees for as long as I can remember. As a child I climbed trees and picnicked under their canopies with my family, as I do now with my children. I became an arborist in my early twenties, climbing, pruning and felling trees, later conserving and managing as my employment progressed and I became a Tree Officer for a local authority for some years, and now as an arboricultural consultant for Nurture Green. I am qualified in Arboriculture and have a Masters degree with specialism in Arboriculture. I am currently continuing my professional development through the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Apart from the importance of trees in our environment, I see trees as a fundamental part of life through their function, form and associations we have with them.

Jason Trewinnard - I have been passionate about trees for as long as I can remember. As a child I climbed trees and picnicked under their canopies with my family, as I do now with my children.

I became an arborist in my early twenties, climbing, pruning and felling trees, later conserving and managing as my employment progressed and I became a Tree Officer for a local authority for some years, and now as an arboricultural consultant for Nurture Green. I am qualified in Arboriculture and have a Masters degree with specialism in Arboriculture. I am currently continuing my professional development through the Institute of Chartered Foresters.

Apart from the importance of trees in our environment, I see trees as a fundamental part of life through their function, form and associations we have with them.

  Why Birch Trees for our logo you may ask? Following the last Ice Age, the robust and weather-hardy birch tree would have been among the first to re-colonize ice-ravaged landscape - therefore known as a pioneering species.They are deep-rooted, and their roots draw up nutrients into their branches and leaves, which the trees use for their growth. Some of these nutrients are returned to the surface of the soil each year when the leaves fall in the autumn, thereby becoming available for other organisms to grow in the forest community. In Celtic mythology, the birch is also a symbol of renewal and purification, and we believe these represent our social mission providing disadvantaged individuals of Cornwall an opportunity to develop whilst with us overcoming all challenges - discovering their true potential.      

 

Why Birch Trees for our logo you may ask? Following the last Ice Age, the robust and weather-hardy birch tree would have been among the first to re-colonize ice-ravaged landscape - therefore known as a pioneering species.They are deep-rooted, and their roots draw up nutrients into their branches and leaves, which the trees use for their growth. Some of these nutrients are returned to the surface of the soil each year when the leaves fall in the autumn, thereby becoming available for other organisms to grow in the forest community. In Celtic mythology, the birch is also a symbol of renewal and purification, and we believe these represent our social mission providing disadvantaged individuals of Cornwall an opportunity to develop whilst with us overcoming all challenges - discovering their true potential.