Removal of large conifers in Potterne 

Here our task was to remove a large group of mature leylandii close to main high voltage lines.  This needed a power shutdown to be able to work safely.  The work had taken three months’ planning due to a nursing home being on the same powerline and for which a generator was needed to maintain power to the home.

The work was made easier with the new 26’ MEWP.  For more info on both our MEWPs see the details on our website here.


A few minor running repairs to our Unimog on a Saturday

Just routine works, but the cab needed to be jacked up for access.

This is our Unimog with a woodchipper on the back with a 1.5-ton capacity.  So, who can remember the origin of this odd name?

“The Unimog is a range of multi-purpose auto four-wheel drive medium trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, The word is an acronym for the German “UNIversal-MOtor-Gerät”, Gerät being the German word for a device (also in the sense of machine, instrument, gear, apparatus)”.   There, you needed to know that!


Crown lifting of 30 Beech trees on the A338 Bodenham Bypass

Our work here was to undertake crown lifting of 30 beech trees in the central reservation of the A338 Bodenham Bypass dual carriageway between Salisbury and Downton.

We crown lifted to 3m over the central reservation and 5m over the carriageway. They weren’t particularly big trees but were impacting on visibility along the duel carriageway; thus the work needed full traffic management and crash protection. We needed a large team of 5 to get all the works completed in a day

Crown lifting or crown raising can be defined as the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal.  Again, an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree.  Have you spotted our tree work definitions on the website?  Check them out here. 


Lime tree reduction in Calne for WCC

Here we reduced 46 lime trees up to 30m in height.  WCC had obtained an initial tree survey from another contractor but we were the only contractor with the correct machinery to undertake the works in a safe and timely manner.  To make the work more interesting, the site also contained a number of powerlines and an electric sub-station, so power lines were covered, and the sub-station protected prior to starting.  And, there was the additional challenge of the trees being adjacent to a school so half-term came into play as well!!   All in a day’s work…

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