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We received a call with reference to an Ash tree that had fallen in to a river with its root plate still attached. The tree was restricting the water flow in the river, which could lead to flooding. The weather forecast was for heavy rain and an amber weather warning had been issued for the next day, therefore the tree need to be removed immediately. There were houses upstream which would have been affected had the flooding occurred. The Environment Agency informed Lumsden and Carol of the situation. Lumsden and Carroll then contacted A.W Tree Care, as we are subcontractors for them.
We arrived on site within an hour of receiving the call. A full site risk assessment and method statement was produced before any of our work began. The team was briefed and we discussed the safest and most practical solution to the problem.
The work zone was cleared of any branches and small tree saplings. While we were doing this a large excavator was on the way, provided by Lumsden and Carroll, to assist with the removal of the tree. Sections of timber were cut in to safe and manageable sizes which were then lifted out of the river and placed on safe ground using the excavator. The root plate was also lifted out of the river to ensure there would be no issue with the item causing a dam effect.
A hiab lorry was used to remove the timber sections from the site. The job was completed safely and within the given time frame.
The Black Pine (Pinus nigra) was dismantled as it was leaning heavily towards the road and the estate wall underneath the tree. The form of the trunk of this tree was very thin for its height and the tree was top heavy due to the woodland environment it had grown up in. The tree, which measured approximately 100ft, was climbed using spikes, a wire core flip line and a main line climbing rope. When the climber reached the top of the tree all the branches and limbs were dismantled in a controlled fashion and dropped in to the safe zone selected on the ground. Then the trunk was section felled with the aid of a pull line and a groundsman to control the direction of fell. Once the trunk was at the height of a few ft from the ground it was felled at ground level.
The business is pleased to announce the receival of grant funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. This will allow the purchase of new equipment and an increase in staff to assist in our expansion and support of other businesses within the North East of England. It's an excting time for AW Tree Care and we look forward to delivering a more varied and complete service to existing and new customers.
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:
Europe investing in rural areas.