We’re using our Dymax tree shear to cut hawthorn and blackthorn.
And, once it’s cut, you have to get it collected up and burnt – so we’re making progress…
As you can see, there was plenty to burn.
Something different today. Our job was to erect demarcation posts to mark an ancient monument and protect rare thistle plants on Salisbury Plain.
It took 575 m of posts, 1m apart, then painted with ‘hi-viz’ tops. Now apparently this is tank proof – the posts are just a visual barrier to prevent vehicles from getting into the area in the middle.
Following a long tender process with Landmarc Ltd, on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), we won the contract for the refurbishment to Bulford Firing Range “C” to bring it up to modern compliance specification. DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence.
The project required the old tarmac and timber range floor to be removed and the firing trenches replaced with pre-fabricated concrete structures made off-site. We then fitted recycled plastic edging and then covered the whole site in a soft-pour surface.
We completed the project within the month, due to strict time constraints. Although the range we were working on was closed for the works to be carried out, neighbouring ranges were kept in use with live firing on a daily basis. This is the first firing range on Salisbury Plain with this finish.
Landmarc/DIO now have a safer range with no ricochet hazard; one that is maintenance free and hard wearing.
See our Case Study here. Firing Range at Bulford June 2018 e
See some of our other work here which doesn’t fall neatly into our trees/fencing/weeds categories!
Here we erected 200m old style galvanized estate fencing for a client at Chitterne, in the middle of Salisbury Plain. We had to erect into hard chalk with the aid of a rock spike and then concrete in. The galvanized fencing was chosen to set off the house and new retaining wall at Valley Farm, and because using galvanized gives longevity.
18 June 2018
12-inch post 8-feet high knocked into 4-feet of rock chalk on Salisbury Plain
See the post driver in action here.
12 inch post 8 feet high knocked into 4 feet of rock chalk on Salisbury plain
Posted by Conservation Contractors on Friday, 17 November 2017
Trevor has been pollarding willows at Durrington for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust so they can use the branches and timber to reinforce the river banks
Durrington village lies about 2 miles north of Amesbury, 10 miles north of the city of Salisbury, and 2 1⁄2 miles northeast of the Stonehenge monument. It is on the eastern part of Salisbury Plain, the largest remaining area of chalk …
Steve, Justin and Mike busy scrub spraying 197 ha on Salisbury Plain
See more of our weed control activities here
Trevor and Matt have joined the team this week and it was “in at the deep end” with a dismantle of a large Poplar Tree in Urchfont followed by a large tidy up…
The tree had become too large for its position close to the house. Urchfont is north of the Salisbury Plain and south east of Devizes.
Dave and his team erected 2000m of stock netting on the edge of Salisbury Plain earlier in Novemberso as to stop people walking into the dangerous area of the Plain.
The job needed our post drivers and a good eye by Alex and Mike who did a great job… bullet straight!