1500m stock netting at Rollestone, on Salisbury Plain  

Not all tree-related work for us here at Conservation Contractors!

We’re still busy fencing away, and here was a stretch of 1500m stock netting to keep cattle in on 15-year posts with creosote strainers. On top of the HT stock netting,  we put 3 strands of barbed wire.

In case you wondered, a strainer post is the corner post – the larger ones that take the strain and the load-bearing parts of the fence!

18 Feb 2020

See some other examples of the different types of fencing and gate work we undertake…


Tree take-down in Corsham– with just a tad more of a challenge than usual!

Catching up on some storm-damaged trees – only the tricky ones left;  this multi-stem ash presented an initial challenge in a private rear garden.
Can’t climb
can’t fell
no access!

So then, we had to fell at ground level very carefully.

Should the owners have had a survey done?  Yes, most definitely. But it was in a private rear garden and this just didn’t happen…

18th Feb 2020

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Beech tree take down – when you put your man cave under a tree that is past its best…

Just outside Blandford in Dorset, the building crushed was a converted shepherd’s hut.  The tree was a very large beech which had looked unhealthy last year.

The poor access due to the weather conditions presented us with certain challenges. Although we had a lot of large timber to move, this was made easier with the timber crane, aka the Valtra tractor with the crane/grab on the roof.  The timber stayed locally for firewood.  All in a day’s work…

Here’s a link to the info about the Valtra.

6th Feb 2020

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Dismantling a fallen willow tree across a remote footbridge near Chippenham

Oh Dear…. Today’s tricky one all done safely by Antony, Jamie, Garry and Len.

Here was a fallen willow tree across a remote footbridge over a watercourse.  We dismantled the tree by climbing with rope and harness.  There was no way of getting anything else to the site as it was across several wet fields.  04 Feb 2020