roadside ash removal

“Euroforest have worked closely with landowners to develop and demonstrate innovative ways of dealing with Ash trees adjacent to public roads.”

William Rolph, Arboriculture Manager.

Euroforest and our contractors have also invested heavily in machinery to enable us to provide landowners with appropriate resource to deal with trees of all sizes in any location.  

Euroforest - Roadside Ash Removal

Euroforest have worked closely with landowners to develop and demonstrate innovative ways of dealing with Ash trees adjacent to public roads. In these situations, there are multiple stakeholders to deal with from Highway agencies, Forest authorities, utilities companies and environmental groups.   Euroforest and our contractors have also invested heavily in machinery to enable us to provide landowners with appropriate resource to deal with diseased trees of all sizes in any location.  

Euroforest undertaking roadside Ash clearance

Euroforest undertaking roadside Ash clearance on a MOD estate utilising mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP) to allow experienced chainsaw operators to safely access the crown.

Euroforest always undertake a detailed site assessment using our specialist staff who have either a harvesting or arboriculture background and our skilled contractors. We then produce a suitable methodology and liaise with the appropriate authorities to attain the relevant permissions.  We will always minimise the use of chainsaw operators from any high-risk activity and will utilise tracked excavators fitted with tree shears and use purpose built wheeled machines (Sennebogens) with grapple saw heads. This specialist equipment allows a tree to be dismantled in sections which is a far safer option than trying to fell a whole tree in one process using chainsaw operatives.

Euroforest always look to maximise the financial return to the landowner in all situations, and this complex work associated with roadside clearance is no different.  Wherever possible we will look to cut the full range of products but if volume is low, stacking space is limited, and when working under tight time constraints we often chip the whole tree at roadside which maximises the recoverable volume, and leaves the worksite clear with no further risks associated with branches and small timber left on site. This material is often sold though the Euroforest supply contract with Kent Renewable Energy (KRE) subject to location, allowing the clients return to be maximised. 

A wheeled excavator utilising a set of tree shears for safe dismantling of roadside Ash.

A wheeled excavator utilising a set of tree shears for safe dismantling of roadside Ash.

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) in use for safe removal of large diameter Ash trees.

Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) in use for safe removal of large diameter Ash trees.

If you require any more information or would like to speak to one of our team about a specific Ash related project, please find your local area manager via or Contact Us page or get in contact with your local Euroforest office by clicking one of the links below:

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Euroforest undertaking roadside whole tree chipping for supply into Kent Renewable Energy.  A complex site with multiple stakeholder engagement prior to harvesting, including road closures and requiring a considerable level of planning.

Small diameter Ash trees and tops are brought to roadside ready for roadside chipping and sale to Kent Renewable Energy through our Euroforest supply contract.  This enables Euroforest to offer the best value to our clients.