All tree works and tree surgery tasks are performed to industry standards and fully adhere to any code of practices that are in place for the completion of such works.
Our team can advise on the best solution for for you the client and the most cost effective way for any works that may be required.
We can provide complete tree and under-story / scrub removal services from a single tree to the clearance of a larger site, where multiple tree may have to be removed.
We will always use the most appropriate method of removing tree waste from your property – this may be simply chipping the arisings into an Arborist Tipper van or may involve more varied systems depending on site and where multiple trees are involved.
The site will be left in a clean and safe state upon the completion of any works, where works cannot be completed in one day then temporary fencing can be employed to ensure that there can be no unauthorised access to the work areas.
We work regularly with the Tree Officers to provide appropriate ways of dealing with trees with Tree Preservation Orders and trees within Conservation Areas which are acceptable to our clients and yet meet the requirements of legislation.
Tree Surveys & Reports
We can offer advice about managing the trees on your development site including preparation of
BS 5837 reports for trees in relation to new builds, extensions and demolishing buildings, suitable to support a planning application.
Tree condition reports are undertaken so our clients and customers can meet their duty of care obligation to staff and customers or the general public.
These reports allow us to advise and undertake Tree Surgery works & Tree Removals for any client whether domestic or commercial.
Tree Safety legislation ‘duty of care’.
- Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957/1984, anyone who owns, rents or ‘occupies’ land has a legal ‘duty of care’ to take ‘reasonable steps’ to ensure that the trees on their land are in a safe condition and do not place people or property at risk.
- In addition, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires organisations to ensure that trees under their care do not cause foreseeable damage to their employees or the public.
Introduced to the UK from the Iberian peninsula in 1763, Rhododendron ponticum was widely planted in gardens and parks and was planted extensively in Victorian hunting estates to provide shelter for game birds. Thriving on wet, acidic soils and mild climate,
Rhododendrons spread rapidly beyond its original range to move into the countryside and successfully out-compete native plant life and threaten biodiversity.
Left unchecked, Rhododendrons develop a dense canopy supported by a tangle of woody stems which casts such a deep shade that nothing can grow underneath them - reducing the space available for native flowers, mosses, lichens and other wildlife.
Rhododendron ponticum and its hybrids (often referred to as simply rhododendron), Within the UK Biodiversity Action Plan it is identified as a serious threat to upland oakwoods and several lower plants and fungi and may also act as an intermediate host for the Phytophthera ‘sudden oak death’ fungus.
Clwyd Environmental Services can offer the following solutions for controlling and the management of Rhododendron in the UK.
- Applying chemical treatments to cut stumps and foliar regrowth
- Hand-pulling seedlings
- Foliar spraying
- Mechanical flailing
- Manual cutting
- Stem injection treatment