February has seen us carry out several dismantles including two large ash trees and a white beam in Painswick. This required a electrical shut down and employed the assistance of Western Power. The specimens were situated on the boundary between two properties and required several days preparation before the job started.

We have also been involved with an ash tree dismantle around the Cranham area. This particular specimen had reached its natural lifespan, approximately 80-85 years of age, and was recognised as a danger to a nearby property, standing at 70-80 feet tall. Significantly, the specimen was positioned on a considerable slope towards a water mill and was bearing weight in that direction, so the decision was taken to dismantle the specimen. Wood taken will be stored and processed for logging next season.

Significantly, this month has seen an increase in tree surveys and applications for work on conservation and TPO specimens.