Our project here was a rake and burn tidy up of forestry harvesting debris in Erlestoke to allow replanting of native trees next winter.
Erlestoke is a village in Wiltshire, on the northern edge of Salisbury Plain. It lies about 6 miles east of Westbury and the same distance southwest of Devizes.
Site clearance in Gillingham this week with the whole tree chipper to deal with the large hawthorn trees.
Hedge and fence being removed to allow an extension to a utility site. 400m of new chain link perimeter fence to follow in the coming weeks. All very busy so we only had the transit to move the chip!
Stage 3 of a 5000 m contract for MoD including mulching and chainsaw work and a lot of hard work.
These works are to create replacement chalk grassland following the loss of an area due to the building of new houses for soldiers in Tidworth.
These next three images show just how steep the terrain was….
Vegetation Management comes in many forms. Here we’re clearing a bank at Chitterne for Wylye Valley Farm Shoot. It’s steeper than it looks.
And then Rich Trevor Geoff and Lawrence have found a barn whilst working at Valley Farm.
For more details about Conservation Contractors’ vegetation management and scrub clearance work please see here
Tristan has been busy mulching with the Seppi flail and reverse-drive Valtra…
Firstly a 6 ha site near Dinton around juniper bushes and then off to Dartmoor for more of the same the following day. The poor quality of video is due to the bullet proof window !!
Tristan then went on to Bovey Tracey in Devon – just east of Dartmoor for a site clearance before this became a tip.
Here’s a couple of youtube snippets for you to see of our team mulching
Firstly Tristan tackling 4m high blackthorn re-growth
And secondly, our project before Christmas in December 2015 when we undertook an 80ha mulching contract in Corby, Northamptonshire
We were clearing from a former steelworks site now ready for industrial planning.
For details of our vegetation management and scrub clearance please see our website here