Justin showing a large beech tree near Bath who is boss

We spent a week dismantling decaying beech trees in Bath. They were leaning over a footpath and, having recently been surveyed, there was no choice but to dismantle and remove them and plant replacements. The timber will be used for firewood. We needed a team of 2 climbers, a groundsman with tractor and a 30-ton winch on the last day to fell the stems.
But, as you’ll see from the last three pictures below, the weather wasn’t always kind to us during the week!
Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantle Lime trees, Bishops Cannings

Here’s a 60-second video of one of a pair of time trees coming down in Bishops Cannings at the beginning of November.  The trees were healthy in themselves but had grown to a height of 100 feet.  The roots were undermining the buildings which were planned for a change of use in the near future so needed to be removed.

Lime trees are one of the most iconic British trees forming lined avenues on grand houses and estates.  There is even a circle of trees planted in Pewsey, Wiltshire that are still alive and healthy today, designed so that duellers could get some privacy from onlookers when in action!

The action is all in the last few seconds!

For details of our tree surgery work please see here and for our tree surveys, here

 

Reduction and crown lifting to two large oak trees in Trowbridge Cemetery

Trowbridge Cemetery today for Rich and Steve reducing and crown lifting two large oaks.

These trees were in the centre of the cemetery and were impeding access and also touching the chapel building.  The trees were probably there before the first Trowbridge resident and just required a little TLC to ensure longevity.

November 2018

For further information about our tree work please see here and about tree surveys here

Reduction and crown lifting to two large oak trees in Trowbridge Cemetery