MEWPs or Cherry Pickers

We have now added a 3rd MEWP to our fleet.

It’s a Tracked Teupen 23GT with a working height of up to 23m – compact but with a great working height.

It’s 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-degree rotatable basket and flexible, articulated boom.   For full details please see here 

23-m tracked MEWPAnd for details of our three MEWPS please see our web page on our MEWPS here

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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Beech tree take down – when you put your man cave under a tree that is past its best…

Just outside Blandford in Dorset, the building crushed was a converted shepherd’s hut.  The tree was a very large beech which had looked unhealthy last year.

The poor access due to the weather conditions presented us with certain challenges. Although we had a lot of large timber to move, this was made easier with the timber crane, aka the Valtra tractor with the crane/grab on the roof.  The timber stayed locally for firewood.  All in a day’s work…

Here’s a link to the info about the Valtra.

6th 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


Removal of 40×100’ Ash Trees, Cholderton

This was the start of a 2-week stint on the A338 at Cholderton for WCC Highways.  Our task was to remove and cut back 40 ash trees which had grown to 100 feet and which were all dying with Ash Dieback.  Because of this disease, the trees were dangerous and had to be removed.

Here’s a link to the Woodland Trust’s page on Ash Dieback.

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