Crown Reduction on a mature Oak tree (for the Forestry Commission) - New Forest, Hampshire
by Daniel Green
CHTS were instructed by the Forestry Commission to attend a site in the New Forest and perform some crown reduction works to a large Oak tree following the failure of another large Oak adjacent.
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.
Using a 23m MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) Arborist Dane had to remove a large limb that was extending towards the property behind the tree. He also used his Silky Saw to reduce the remainder of the crown. These works should reduce the wind sail effect of the tree and lesson the danger of the tree falling towards the property.
The timber that was created was stacked on site for the Forestry Commission to remove at a later date and the smaller timber that was created was burned on a fire started by the Forestry Commission.