A spot of ditching last week in Rowde now the water levels have dropped.
We are still working and managing to meet the government guidelines
Following the removal of 3000m of the old fence, it is time to start with replacement along the front of Bulford Firing Ranges to prevent access when live firing
So, our Evo 1 post driver came in useful to replace the 3000m fencing.
19 Feb 20
And here we add a few more pictures of the fencing complete as at mid-March.
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
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.
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
We are not always cutting down trees!
Here Mark is moving some smaller beech trees within a woodland at Southstoke to a new plantation elsewhere on the Estate, following the felling we did there last year.
Our Tree spade making the job easier.
Our big MEWP made the reduction to a large roadside ash tree a little easier.
We removed 3m all over and so far, the Ash is looking to be a healthy specimen.
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…
6th Feb 2020
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