Sunday, 2 November 2014


Been pretty busy lately, but managed to get the chance to sort some firewood out this week
Some bagged up ready for delivery

and some in crates out in the field

and some more to split...

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ivy clad Ash fell

This one was a bit of a pain
A previously reduced ash that was swamped in ivy

Managed to get most of the brash out after finishing a smaller job in the morning
Then back the next day to get the stems down

and everything cleared away

One load of chip, two of wood and another of ivy/rakings and sawdust

Monday, 13 October 2014

Some from last weekend

Couple of small jobs completed in Cleobury Mortimer and Caynham last week

Loral hedge reduction

Some small Cypress fells

And another Leylandii Hedge reduction

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Yew Tree Fell

Coming to the end of my time working in London for Complete Tree Care, but still time for a few more interesting jobs.

This was a yew tree to fell from yesterday, causing structural and light issues it unfortunately had to come down.

Not a hugely complicated dismantle, the main issue was access, luckily we had access through a neighbours garden (a very well known resident of Richmond) so we had to make sure the garden was left immaculate, hence the boards and tarps

All in all not a bad days work 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Big Plane prune away

Quite a lot of urban tree work happens because of the proximity of the trees to buildings and structures. As a result of this we often get jobs where the spec is to 'prune away by x amount of metres' These kind of jobs are never very fun, and never really end up looking very natural as you are often only working on one side or part of the tree.

So when this one came up I assumed it was another run of the mill prune away. Until I actually saw the tree.
That's a 3 section ladder, to give you an idea of scale

The spec on this one was to reduce from the building and reduce the overhang as much as feasible.

Quite a tricky climb that required a lot of rigging, the tree was so high we had to tie two rigging ropes together to actually be able to lower the branches to the ground!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A Varied Week

Had a few different Jobs this week so far

First up this huge Lime dismantle

Got a bit dusty
Then yesterday I got to spend the day helping out with some training a college near London

Then most of today was spent pricing some upcoming Rivers jobs, but also found a few minutes to wash the truck and chipper ready for tomorrow

Sunday, 21 September 2014

September so far

Not had any hugely interesting jobs lately I'm afraid to say, mostly hedges and some fairly run of the mill tree work

Nice little magnolia reduction from last week - before -
 After -

Friday, 29 August 2014

Few trees

Nice easy job for a bank holiday monday

Small goat willow reduction

 Cherry reduction


As well as a silver birch to dismantle 

All in all a nice mornings work 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Lime reduction

Just a few pics of a Lime reduction from a few weeks ago, quite a big dense crown 




After - from the road

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Split oak dismantle (pic heavy)

Another tricky dismantle completed for CTC last week

A full crown and large split to ground level from the main union certainly gave pause to thought. Coupled with the fact that there was no access for a cherry picker and a long drag and we were in for an interesting few days. 

Not how I'd normally go about a dismantle but it was important to keep the weight of the tree balanced, hence why the brash was stripped off first followed by the major limb wood, working one side then the other in sequence. I had secured the split with a couple of 10 ton ratchet straps to give me some extra confidence and as the weight came off I was able to tighten these up and could see the spit closing. 

You can see how far the split went 

All the timber had to be lifted over a 5ft high fence so it was ringed up then split into manageable lumps