Emergency Tree Works - Dibden, New Forest
by Daniel Green
Following some adverse weather, CHTS were asked by a domestic client to remove a large snapped limb from an Oak tree that was hanging over 2 properties gardens.
We arranged for a domestic surveyor to attend the site and record their findings and note any works required to these trees, including any specialist equipment that would be needed to complete this job safely. With this information, they were able to create an appropriate work method statement and risk assessment.
Due to the urgent nature of these works, we served the New Forest National Park Authority with a 5-day notice, allowing us to work around the lengthy process of submitting an application to work on a TPO'd tree.
The arborists on the site started by reducing the snapped limb to remove as much weight as possible from the limb. They then set up a rigging system to lower the remainder of the snapped limb in safer sections.
The cut timber was removed from site and brought back to our waste management facility close to our head office at Exbury.