Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation       22 Sept

Preparation for seeding at Bishops Cannings Cricket Club earlier in the week, following importing and levelling of soil to bring up outfield levels.

We were asked to level and seed the area and sow with sports mix grass seed.  Tristan spent a Saturday on the stone burier to get things level; seed was drilled today and rolled in.  Green in a couple of weeks – hopefully!

Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation  

Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation     Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation       22 Sept

Appleford School near Shrewton external works – fencing, parking and lighting August 2021

We have been very busy and trying to complete various external works projects during the school holidays. It has been difficult to source the materials, to say the least.

However, this project at a local school  near Shrewton was completed today – new Close Board fence, new and increased parking areas along with additional lighting.  All ready for the new term.

Removal of 100 ft Cedar of Lebanon in Worton

Sad to see this go –  a local landmark coming down in Worton due to decay.

The decay, which you can see in the photo, was detected in the base of this 100 ft Cedar of Lebanon.  Using the Picus Sonic Tomograph, the decay was clear.  

This was the last one of six that were there before the houses were built on Cedar Close; now, perhaps Cedar-less Close!

The trunk was taken down to the West Country for wood carving into something quite unique.  Howard & Sons undertook the haulage

A replacement tree has been planted.  

For details of our tree surveys see here

And for the case study using the Picus Sonic Tomograph, please see here

Moss treatment on Chalgrove Airfield

Moss treatment on Chalgrove Airfield last week to control moss and weeds on the runway.

10 Ha of tarmac treated at 500 litres/Ha –  easy with the correct machinery.  All works were undertaken early in the morning not to hinder the active runway. Well done Derek!

Chalgrove Airfield is a former World War II aerodrome near Chalgrove, South Oxfordshire

moss control Chalgrove Airfield