Here we reduced 46 lime trees up to 30m in height. WCC had obtained an initial tree survey from another contractor but we were the only contractor with the correct machinery to undertake the works in a safe and timely manner. To make the work more interesting, the site also contained a number of powerlines and an electric sub-station, so power lines were covered, and the sub-station protected prior to starting. And, there was the additional challenge of the trees being adjacent to a school so half-term came into play as well!! All in a day’s work…
Trowbridge Cemetery today for Rich and Steve reducing and crown lifting two large oaks.
These trees were in the centre of the cemetery and were impeding access and also touching the chapel building. The trees were probably there before the first Trowbridge resident and just required a little TLC to ensure longevity.
Today we were cutting 300m of various overhanging trees back over the main road in Westbury and will continue for the rest of the week.
The work needs “stop and go” boards for traffic control. Because the Conservation Contractors team are qualified to “Chapter 8” requirements, they are able to manage the traffic control in-house.
The Department for Transport has a comprehensive guide for traffic signs and management. Chapter 8 of this guide is called ‘Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations’. This is commonly referred to as the “Chapter 8 guidelines”.
Reduction of Poplars: We undertook reductions to 20 plus poplars and removed 3 trees completely for WCC in Melksham. The trees now are all at a uniform height. A job to be proud of despite initial local concerns from residents.
25th June 2018