Tree Felling a group of Turkey Oaks (for the Forestry Commission) - Hill Top, New Forest
by Daniel Green
CHTS were instructed by the Forestry Commission to provide a quote to remove a set of Turkey Oak trees from Hill Top, just outside of Beaulieu.
The Forestry Commission wanted to remove this set of Turkey Oak trees to attempt to stop cross pollination between the Turkey Oaks and the English Oaks in the New Forest area.
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.
The works was a combination of sectional dismantles (if the tree was close to the road) and straight felling (if the tree was 2 tree lengths away from the main road). Due to the location, the team was able to remove large sections of the tree at a time.
All of the larger timber was left in lengths on site, to be removed by the Forestry Commission and the smaller timber was processed in a woodchipper and brought back to our waste management facility.