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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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


Reducing 10 Cedar trees at Roundway Park, Devizes

Our new blue 26’ MEWP is coming in handy and making work safer and quicker.

Our task here was to remove dead wood and reduce 10 TPO protected Cedar trees each approx. 120 ft high in part of the old parkland at Roundway House.

Cedars are often seen planted in the grounds of old large houses, coming from a hotter drier climate they can be destroyed by snow which can sit on the branches and cause them to break.

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