Video: Removing 80 Ash Trees at Night
The work we do tends to be very noisy so most of the time we work during the day but sometimes it’s actually less disruptive for us to work at night.
Ash Dieback is a big problem at the moment. It’s a serious fungal disease that has killed a lot of ash trees across the UK.
An infected tree becomes weaker and can end up being a safety hazard, especially along a highway.
We recently had to remove 80 mature ash trees, that were succumbing to the disease, from the side of a busy road in Hampshire.
Due to the size of the trees and the machinery required there was no way we could this without closing the road so to minimise disruption to road users we worked at night.
It took us 3 nights to remove all 80 trees. You can see some highlights of the work in this video.
We started at dusk and worked throughout the night, lit up by generator powered flood lights and headtorches so that we could see what we were doing.
The road provided great access for us to use a crane grab saw with a 16m reach and elevating cab. As you can see in the video this piece of machinery is great for cutting off the top of an ash tree.
80 trees produce a lot of waste. We rapidly filled up articulated lorries with woodchip produced by an Albach Dimante 2000 Chipper, the best in its class, and renowned throughout the arb world for its innovation and technology.
We had a lot of fun on this job and are pleased to have played a part in keeping this road safe to drive along.