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

Pollarding 98 Lime Trees in Tidworth

A “before, during and after” of pollarding 98 Lime trees in Tidworth.  This was the last few of 98 done over the winter months. Good job done by Scott, Antony and Cleeve.
If you’ve never spotted our page of definitions of tree work, check it out here.

We used both our 26m MEWPS, including our most recent one, the Teupen LEO 23 GT –  ideal for quick, efficient jobs: It is especially suited for job sites that provide little space and require great working heights. It has a variable and quick multi-position stabilising system, 180˚rotatable basket and flexible articulated and telescopic boom.  See here for full details of our three MEWPS.

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Walnut Take Down

Takedown today of a 25 feet walnut tree in Westwood, where disease had spread top down to about one-third of the height of the tree.  We chipped all the smaller branches and then the trunk was cut into logs for enthusiastic woodturners.

We then ground out the roots and planted a Betula McBeath adjacent to where the walnut had stood, supplied by Downside Nurseries in Upper Westwood.

Full details of all the tree work we undertake can be found on our website page here and for Tree Surveys please see here

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Conservation Contractors at work in the Churchyard at Ludgershall

A busy couple of days dismantling a 20m high split horse chestnut tree at St James Church in Ludgershall.

We were contacted by the Church to inspect the tree following the loss of a large limb during recent windy weather.  On inspection, the tree was found to be in an unsafe condition as it was agreed to remove it completely and grind out the stump.

Some of the timber was retained by the village to construct a Hibernaculum close by, and larger pieces were used by villagers for tabletops!

Thanks to Rev Tim for this time-lapse video; also starring Iggy and Gerri the sheep in the foreground.
“Thank you to the brilliant tree surgeons who came and safely took down our damaged Horse Chestnut in our churchyard!”

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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