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Arboriculture Manager, Will Rolph undertakes Tree Clearance Works In West England As A Result of Ash Dieback

Will Rolph, Euroforest’s Arboriculture Manager recently undertook a range of tree clearance works to remove dangerous roadside trees from a section of approximately 6 miles along the A4136.  The works which took place within the Forest of Dean were agreed with Gloucestershire Highways and a daily road closure was put in place for three weeks to allow the trees to be removed.  The trees had deteriorated as a result of Ash Dieback, and Forestry England required these to be removed in order to mitigate their duty of care.  

 Will’s team used a range of specialist equipment to dismantle the trees mechanically, ensuring operators were not exposed to the risks of hazardous tree felling, such as crown displacement, hanging branches, and barber chairing.  The equipment included a Sennebogen 718E with vosch grapple saw and a Kobelco SK220 with a tree shear.  Arisings were consolidated into large piles using a Komatsu 890 and chipped at roadside by an Albach Diamant 2000 for use in our biomass supply chains

 Euroforest carried out the safety works on behalf of Forestry England and delivered the work in an efficient and safe manner, whilst minimising loss of habitat.