After 52 years in forestry, Murray Braithwaite decided to hang up his boots. Murray will be missed as he has been a vital member of the Summit Forests team and a wealth of knowledge — if you ever wanted to know something about the forest, he was your man.
We wanted to make sure that Murray’s incredible career in forestry was recognised so we organised a send-off for him, hosting around 100 of Murray’s colleagues, past and present, at a function in Pukenui to pay tribute to his long career.
We presented Murray with a physical timeline of his achievements (including family births, of course!) on a sculpture made from a pine planted in 1967 and harvested in 1995, both under Murray’s watch. Our MD Takashi spoke, as did Northland Regional Manager Bob Shirley and Murray’s son.
A well-deserved ending to an incredible career in forestry — thank you, Murray.