So you’ve had a section 154 notice…

Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980 (‘the Act’) gives the highway authority powers to require the removal or cutting back of trees, shrubs and hedges that obstruct or endanger highway users. As you can see in the example below the conifers on the right were obstructing the speed limit sign and the footpath at ... Read more

Road side pruning for a school

We recently completed a three-day project aimed at enhancing footpath safety outside a school in South Tyneside, by pruning and removing trees. Given short notice, we promptly assembled a quotation to trim back overhanging branches from a cluster of trees adjacent to a footpath and highway. Our goal was to minimize disruption, especially as the ... Read more

Wind damaged tree in Hartlepool

We were asked by one of our commercial clients to attend a sixth form college in Hartlepool following some high winds. There’d been a report of a large fracture at the base of the tree. On arrival our Professional Tree Inspector, Simon, found the two main stems had began to part at a bark included ... Read more

Boundary pruning at an industrial unit

We were asked by a local printing firm to find a cost effective means of managing vegetation growing over the boundary fence, making contact with the building, and dropping lots of leaves in their guttering. With good planning our our competent and qualified arborists were able to tackle the entire 130m of vegetation in one ... Read more