Roadside ash removal

Working for a large estate in Wiltshire on behalf of a forestry management company, we have recently been carrying out roadside felling of infected ash trees. Sadly, the outbreak and spread of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (formally chalara fraxinea) or Ash diebback as it is commonly referred to, is spreading across the British Isles with devastating effect. … Continue reading Roadside ash removal

Tree safety work made easier with a MEWP

A recent tree safety project at a complex of flats saw us remove the dead wood from over 40 mature trees of mixed species. Amongst the canopy of these trees were some large pieces of dead wood which had potential to cause damage to targets below, posing a threat to buildings, vehicles and people using … Continue reading Tree safety work made easier with a MEWP

Recent works…

We have been carrying out a variety of tasks over the past few months - A mixture of tree maintenence and hazardous tree removal. Below are a small selection of jobs completed. Using rigging techniques to section fell a decayed Scots pine - a tight drop zone meant that every care had to be taken … Continue reading Recent works…

New ATV forwarding trailer  

We have just taken delivery of our new atv forwarding trailer. This new addition to our kit will be teamed up with our Yamaha Grizzly quad bike and allow us to shift cordwood, brash and rings of timber arising from our tree surgery and forestry work. This useful addition to our kit will allow us … Continue reading New ATV forwarding trailer  

Crown reduction revisited…

Carrying out a sympathetic crown reduction on a large broadleaf tree is something that gives an arborist immense satisfaction. On revisiting the property of a long standing customer to discuss further tree works, I had the pleasure of seeing the results of a pruning task carried out two years ago on a very large mature beech … Continue reading Crown reduction revisited…

Dead wood removal works

Recently we have been concentrating our efforts on aerial tree work to remove deadwood and 'hanging branches' from various trees around Dorset. often a common problem with Pine trees common to Poole and Bournemouth, deadwood and 'hangers' (as we call them!) pose a threat to buildings and more importantly people that may be below them.  … Continue reading Dead wood removal works

Contract complete…

We have completed our chemical weeding contract for the Forestry commission for 2016. The recent addition of a Yamaha Grizzly 450 quadbike to our machinery inventory helped make light work of tackling the large stands of rhododendron we encountered at Rempstone. The added advantage of a powered sprayer attachment with a 95 litre tank (holding water mixed with Roundup … Continue reading Contract complete…

Study with Treelife AC… level 4 diploma in arboriculture

Peter Hart is currently studying with Treelife at westonbirt arboretum on a part time level 4 diploma in arboriculture. The course covers plant science, pests and diseases, tree biomechanics, planting and design, woodland management, trees in the built environment, law and tree roots and construction. The workload and level of study is incredibly intensive but … Continue reading Study with Treelife AC… level 4 diploma in arboriculture