Tree Felling Callington
We have just completed a site clearance job on the outskirts of Callington for a local property developer. We were required carry out a tree felling Callington. Our best thought was to remove several boundary trees that formed part of a Cornish hedge. This was a mixture of Ash, Sycamore, Hazel and Hawthorn. Various checks were made prior to us arriving on site. Such as; any TPO’s (tree preservation orders), conservation area, and any existing planning conditions. A risk assessment including generic risks relevant to the tasks we were undertaking. Also, a site specific risk assessment detailing the hazards of the work site. A method statement was also completed before work commenced. Part of that included the provision of signage and barriers to keep the general public safe.
After meeting on site with the client to discuss their requirements, the scope of the works was agreed
and a written quote was provided.
How We Completed the Tree Felling Callington;
Part of the job spec was to deliver all the timber to the clients house, this meant lots of ‘lifts’ and a bit of a drive but at least this provided time for tired arms to recover. The nature of the site and job meant that Land-rovers with tipping trailers and a tracked chipper were required. It was agreed between everyone that wood chip could be left in situ on site to mulch down.
We tackled the stands so we could manage from the ground first using assisted felling techniques to get the selected stems to land where we wanted them. The stumps were left at the height of the existing hedge where they will coppice and grow in time to provide a valuable screen and habitat for wildlife.
Easy stuff out of the way it was time to break out the rope and harness. Us tree surgeons happily got up the trees and helped to remove some more weight from the tree. As we finished climbing the final sections we watched the sun set from up in the tree, the end of another beautiful autumn day. No time to hang around, back down to terra firma for a tidy away of the final few branches and load kit into the land-rover.
Back the next day to section up the main stems. We also had to load up the trailer and drop the wood at the clients house. The weather wasn’t quite so kind to us but we take the rough with the smooth. A satisfying job to complete, many thanks to all involved.