However, his tasks at the HSWT go beyond that. For example, he assists in wood science teaching by preparing the different types of wood for the students' identification exercises. During practical exercises in the forest, the Freisinger by choice guides the machines and takes care of much of the background work. In doing so, as well as in looking after the university's own energy forest, which is his responsibility, he sometimes has to deal with challenging assignments such as tree felling work, where a lot of professional skill is required. "We get the appropriate training, of course. It never gets boring," he says, and that is exactly what he likes about his job. Just like the fact that he is largely his own boss and has peace and quiet when working, but at the same time has a friendly circle of colleagues and a great faculty management. "We are all an excellent team here, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I really appreciate the interaction with my colleagues and the students," emphasises Anton Brumer. And, also very important: "My work is valued."
Another enriching aspect for him is being involved in the practical implementation of research projects; in some cases, his wood creations make the projects possible in the first place. "For example, I built the woodpecker cavities for Prof. Zahner's research project on the black woodpecker and assisted with the installation of the photo traps. It's exciting to see what other animals are photographed there. I like the fact that I'm always kept up to date on what's happening with the projects, too."
A few years ago, Anton Brumer helped a student build a wooden bicycle as part of a bachelor's thesis. "I was able to contribute my expertise, he relied heavily on me," he recalls. "The bicycle then also worked well."