Felling a decayed Oak tree - Exbury, New Forest
by Daniel Green
CHTS were asked to provide a quote by the Exbury Estate to remove a decaying Oak tree from the border of the Exbury churchyard.
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.
A domestic 3 man team attended the site to carry out the works. Team Leader Mike used a neighbouring tree as an anchor point for himself and some rigging to reduce the risk of the tree failing under his or its own weight. Mike took the tree down in small sections, using the rigging and the ground crew to drop the sections of the tree in between the grave stones that were in the churchyard.
All of the timber was cut and stacked on site to be removed by Exbury Estate and all of the smaller timber was processed with a wood chipper and removed from site back to our waste management facility.