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 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.
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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