Removal of 30 cherry trees, Marlborough
Rich, Geoff and Simon spent a week at Temple Estate in Marlborough at the end of October. They undertook a variety of jobs which included reducing the number of trees on the driveway. The original planting had alternate lime and cherry trees, but now there was no longer space for both. So the decision was taken to remove the 30 cherry trees and their stumps so that the lime trees could thrive better.
More tree and general clearance work was also undertaken to make way for a house extension… See the avenue of limes below.
Tristan has been busy mulching with the Seppi flail and reverse-drive Valtra…
Firstly a 6 ha site near Dinton around juniper bushes and then off to Dartmoor for more of the same the following day. The poor quality of video is due to the bullet proof window !!
Tristan then went on to Bovey Tracey in Devon – just east of Dartmoor for a site clearance before this became a tip.
We returned to Manton to check the health of an ailing beech tree using PICUS technology.
The PICUS Sonic Tomograph is used for non-invasive tree risk assessments in order to measure the thickness of the residual wall of trees with internal defects such as cavities or decay. See more information here.
We were concerned with the tree because of the large fungi brackets on one side. And what the assessment showed was that the tree was rotten in the middle and sadly had to be removed for safety reasons. It’s like giving the tree an MRI scan. Amazing bit of kit.
The lime tree had become unstable due to decay at the base so Rich and his team were called in to dismantle carefully…
We were accompanied by our friend Pierre over from France for a week to see how we do things this side of the channel – better of course!
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Removing a 70m conifer hedge in Bromham for PJ Dyke in mid-October was one of the projects we undertook.
The hedge was getting too large to manage and impacting on the roadside and will be replaced by a wall.
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We undertook 600m of 8-12ft high Beech hedge trimming at Manton, Marlborough. The hedge was around the formal gardens, with poor access and tender lawns, so all the work was done by hand with just a hedge trimmer; well four actually and using our MEWP where possible!
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