Here our task was to remove a large group of mature leylandii close to main high voltage lines. This needed a power shutdown to be able to work safely. The work had taken three months’ planning due to a nursing home being on the same powerline and for which a generator was needed to maintain power to the home.
What a difference a day or two makes! Here are some pics of Trevor and Rich undertaking a re-pollard for Wiltshire County Council in Cricklade; started last Thursday in the snow and completed on Monday in the sunshine. The job was to re-pollard five willow trees on an area of open space. The trees had previously been pollarded and the height of the trees ranged from 12-20m. Our Cherry Picker came in useful!
The pictures show us half-way through a large reduction on a 60m hedge which had grown to 65′ in Worton Village, Devizes. Following the unusually high winds in May, several branches had broken off and there was a further risk of more damage, so permission was sought from Wiltshire County Council as the hedge/trees were within a conservation area.
The work was then scheduled, needing our large cherry picker, and we recycled all the chip and timber locally.