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.
A recent tree survey showed that a large conifer growing close to a substantial property was too near for safety. We therefore dismantled it and removed all the timber to be reprocessed for biomass to feed a power station.
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”.