Something different today. Our job was to erect demarcation posts to mark an ancient monument and protect rare thistle plants on Salisbury Plain.
It took 575 m of posts, 1m apart, then painted with ‘hi-viz’ tops. Now apparently this is tank proof – the posts are just a visual barrier to prevent vehicles from getting into the area in the middle.
Today we’re tidying up trees in Chippenham for the Fireworks Night display.
Here Justin is reducing the limbs of a beech tree in Marlborough
Today we were cutting 300m of various overhanging trees back over the main road in Westbury and will continue for the rest of the week.
The work needs “stop and go” boards for traffic control. Because the Conservation Contractors team are qualified to “Chapter 8” requirements, they are able to manage the traffic control in-house.
The Department for Transport has a comprehensive guide for traffic signs and management. Chapter 8 of this guide is called ‘Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations’. This is commonly referred to as the “Chapter 8 guidelines”.
Part of our previous job in Melksham – just a picture of a branch falling and looking like it is balancing on the street lamp.
Finished sand arena at Lavington, just in time before the change in the weather.
20×30 m with drainage to a soakaway and extra post and rail fence
A very large hedge reduction a few weeks ago to a mature beech hedge; Justin there for scale! The hedge had just got too big to manage by the owner in Keevil. The top will regrow next summer.
Our video clip here shows mixing in fibres for our Lavington equestrian project. The riding surface is sand with recycled fibres mixed in to give a high-quality riding surface in all-weather conditions. They are then spread on top and then mixed into the sand.
This is why you have a duty of care to have trees surveyed on a regular basis…
The recent winds caused the tree to lose limbs and damage their neighbours’ vehicles in a car park in Bristol.
All cleared up and now back to Bristol to tidy the remains of the tree next week