Scrub Clearance is the process of returning areas of under-managed or forgotten land covered with vegetation to a suitable condition for re-introduction into production or prior to development. We work with clients in towns and Cities such as Bristol and Bath and cover all of the Southwest Counties including Wiltshire, Somerset, Berkshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire.
Use Conservation Contractors for all your land and landscape management needs. After scrub and site clearance, we can arrange rolling programmes to maintain a scrub free environment on chalk, grassland and heath land restoration projects. We can also draw up a plan for sustainable woodland management. We were heavily involved with the clearing of large acres of scrub for the LIFE project on Salisbury Plain. We operate with qualified staff: all staff carry full NPTC & NRoSO Cards - see accreditations
We carry out scrub clearance in a wide range of situations by mechanical or chemical means. Scrub clearance is followed by chemical treatment to stumps and re-growth where required, either by hand, ATV or weed wiper - from whole no-burn site clearance, clearing of scrub gorse, thorn, bramble etc to whole trees leaving a tidy finish. Our large mulcher is capable of tackling brambles up to small trees.
Examples of recent vegetation management work undertaken includes:
- A 6 ha site in Dinton and then to Dartmoor for site clearance with the Seppi mulcher and Valtra - watch video
- Small blackthorn regrowth at Shipton Bellinger - watch video
- 70ha mulching contract in Corby – a former steel works site now ready for industrial planning. Whilst not our usual geography, it kept us busy for four weeks - watch video
- Mulching in Bovey Tracey with Seppi flail and reverse drive Valtra - watch video
Details of other work involving scrub clearance and vegetation management can be found on our news page here
Our specialist scrub clearance equipment includes
Tracked 360 excavator - 13 ton low ground pressure tracked machine suitable for wet and steep conditions, also used for ground works and general digging works when not on forestry duty.
Seppi Forestry Mulcher on reverse drive Valtra - used to clear scrub and small trees from large and small sites where dense scrub makes works by hand time consuming and expensive. It leaves fine mulch which rots down quickly.