Justin showing a large beech tree near Bath who is boss

We spent a week dismantling decaying beech trees in Bath. They were leaning over a footpath and, having recently been surveyed, there was no choice but to dismantle and remove them and plant replacements. The timber will be used for firewood. We needed a team of 2 climbers, a groundsman with tractor and a 30-ton winch on the last day to fell the stems.
But, as you’ll see from the last three pictures below, the weather wasn’t always kind to us during the week!
Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Dismantling a group of decaying beech trees in Bath

Another day another 1000m post and rail job   

Our job here was to replace an old, rotten post and rail fence which had served its time.  We removed the fence and replaced it with 1000m of new, creosote-treated timber post and rail fencing. This should last another 30 years.

See our pictures below both ‘during’ and the ‘nice and straight’ at the end…

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400m chain link fencing with 3-strands of barbed wire on top for Utilities company in Gillingham

Following on from our hedge removal project in the summer, we now needed to erect the perimeter fence to the site for the utilities company. The site had been upgraded and expanded to meet the demand for new housing. We erected 400m of 1.8m chain link fence with 3 strands of barbed wire on top.

Chain link fencing Gillingham

 

 

 

 

 

The Protech creates 10-inch profiles for the concrete posts ready for the 400m of chain link fencing.

 

Site clearance in Westbury for next 2 weeks so needed the big toys to speed up the job!

Linden Homes are building a new development at Westbury by the station. So as to avoid disturbing nesting birds we needed to cut and chip large volumes of scrub and over-mature thorn and hedging. This was cut to a height of one metre and chipped on site.

The next phase will be to winching up and removing the trees from the lake and reducing larger oak trees, along with fitting cable bracing.

The importance of Tree Surveys

Another reminder from us about the importance of getting your trees surveyed and that they are your responsibility.

Here are two links to The Times and The Standard. They concern a celebrity interior designer facing a police investigation after a former soldier, explorer and tree surgeon(!) was crushed to death beside her £8m estate.  He had been a passenger in a car travelling on the road alongside her estate when the tree fell on the car, killing him and insuring the other passengers.

Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/star-stylist-faces-inquiry-after-man-crushed-by-tree-rctqk0ztg

Standard: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/top-designer-faces-police-probe-after-falling-tree-at-8m-estate-crushes-exsoldier-to-death-a4078911.html

Aviva produce a very informative PDF entitled: 9001liability for_hazardous_trees.pdf

Don’t forget that this is something Conservation Contractors can undertake for you; we’re here to help you manage your duty of care.

Check out our tree survey page on this website 

 

Duty of care to have tree surveyed

 

Tree Spade for hire

Not just cutting and pruning trees we can now move them!

Tree spades can facilitate the transplanting of trees very cost-effectively. We are now able to move medium sized trees up to 30 cm girth (measured at 20 cm up the trunk) for parks, private estates and landowners, golf and sports clubs using our Vermeer tractor-mounted Tree Spade.

The Tree Spade will create a root ball approx. 1 m x 1m at its largest points. You can then move your trees with ease and little disturbance; new areas of woodland or individual trees can be transplanted by one man and we have used the Tree Spade to thin woodlands and move the trees to other positions rather than felling.

Here’s our PDF giving you full information:  Tree Spade for hire Feb 2019

If of interest to hire, please go to our website and fill in the contact form and we will get in touch.

Tree spade for hire from Conservation Contractors

 

Footpath gates erected at Tidworth

Footpath gates erected at Tidworth as part of a larger fencing project to allow grazing and public access.

Our brief was to erect 500m of new barbed wire fence to allow grazing of cattle on chalk grassland to the rear of houses in Tidworth.  We then needed to erect new footpath gates to allow access for walkers while remaining cattle proof at the same time.   Jan 2019

Footpath gates erected at Tidworth

See also our fencing page on our website