Sectional Fell - Monterey Pine - Lymington
by Daniel Green
CHTS were instructed by a domestic client to fell a problematic Monterey Pine to ground level.
We firstly arranged for a qualified Surveyor to visit site and produce a free quotation, check the health and safety of the tree and determine any specialist equipment that may be required for the completion of the works.
The initial site visit highlighted the following issues:
- The tree is located in close proximity to the front boundary wall
- A section of the crown of the tree overhangs a busy main road
- A section of the crown of the tree overhangs an adjacent building
- The tree has previously been damaged in a storm and movement of the tree has cracked the front boundary wall
- The crown of the tree is close to a over head phone cable
It was determined by the Surveyor that due to the location of the tree it would require full traffic management with 2 way traffic lights to allow the tree surgeons to fell in sections safely over the road but away from the boundary wall.
Once the quotation had been accepted by the client, the Administrative Team contacted New Forest National Park to check the tree for Tree Preservation Orders or if the tree fell within a Conservation Area. These checks come back negative allowing us to proceed with the works.
Utilising a Transit MEWP the Tree Surgeons were able to access all parts of the crown and fell in small hand held sections before using a Flying Capstan and Pulleys (hand operated lowering equipment) to lower larger sections of timber.
Due to the size of the tree the CHTS JCB Fastrak and Timber Trailer were also present on site to remove the large amount of timber and green waste created by felling this tree.