Clear results were showing the cross-section of decay present in a tree removed from the car park of a soon-to-open children’s home in Westbury in the grounds of the former Chalford House Hotel. This was all confirmed in the PICUS report. As you can see, the tree looked perfectly healthy from the outside but had to be taken down as it was unsafe, especially over a car park. And we needed to wait until the birds had finished nesting to undertake the work.
Well done by all involved; the new spider MEWP proving its worth, along with the timber crane o remove the timber; no heavy lifting at CC Ltd!
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.
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”.