Hintlesham Hall Golf Club Timber Extraction

We have embarked on a large project at Hintlesham Hall golf club.

Felling and extracting large decaying trees that are invasive to the native setting of the Hintlesham valley. The weather has been extremely testing but the guys at Dedham Vale Tree Surgery have muscled through and persevered to get the job done.

The customer was extremely happy as when we first visited the site the customer couldn’t see a solution to getting the large timber off the island and up the hill. After a bit of head scratching I sketched out a plan and sent the proposal over to the customer. He said let’s give it a go and it’s been a great success. Locally I’ve never seen it done before so maybe this is a first for a east Anglian tree company. We pride ourselves at being at the forefront of the tree industry and constantly progressing and pushing the boundaries of what we thinks possible.

Big trees

It’s feeling Festive!

Here at Dedham Vale Tree Surgery we are already starting to feel the Christmas spirit as we notice more and more of our lovely customers in Essex and Suffolk have their Christmas decorations up. If like me your Christmas shopping is not yet complete what about considering a Forestry England membership as a gift? Research shows spending time in nature, especially woodlands, improves our health and wellbeing. If you would like to know more about this please use the link below:

https://www.forestryengland.uk/membership/gift

As usual Dedham Vale Tree Surgery will close for a couple of weeks over Christmas to give everyone a chance to have a good rest and come back revived ready for 2021. We wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Working with cranes

At Dedham Vale Tree Surgery we consider ourselves pretty lucky to be for the most part doing a job we love. Some days are always more fun than others, sometimes it isn’t so good because of tough weather conditions and sometimes it is amazing. This week we had one of the amazing days out in Weeley with a huge crane hired in for the job. Many thanks to the excellent @easterncranehire for the crane hire and well done to the team for carrying out the job so efficiently.
We have our own cherry picker which we often use but is also available to hire at Dedham Vale Cherry Picker hire, but some jobs just need the big guns!

40 t crane at full extension to dismantle the willow tree leaning over the caravan at weeley.

Working with cranes

A busy time for Dedham Vale Tree Surgery

Well it has been a busy time for Dedham Vale Tree Surgery as we have been working not just around Colchester and the Dedham Vale, but all over Essex, and lately a fair amount of Suffolk too; working regularly in Ipswich and as far out as Aldeburgh recently for a customer who insisted on using us despite the relative distance. Which is of course very flattering. We have been recruiting new team members and purchasing new plant and machinery to meet demand and provide an efficient service to our customers new and existing.
We do however at this time of year when carrying out tree work have to pay particular attention to the nesting birds, and our apologies if we have to schedule your tree felling or pruning, and especially hedge cutting until later in the year. Not only is it a moral duty to support our wildlife, it is also a duty under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Sadly there are unscrupulous people in every industry and should you see anyone contravening the act you can report them on 101 to the Wildlife Crime Officer.

Dedham Vale Tree Surgery Expands

After a busy 2019 it’s been an even busier start to 2020 for Dedham Vale Tree Surgery. We have now taken on an extra climber and two extra groundworkers in order to keep up with demand for our services. This is all exciting progress and has also meant investment in new plant.
Timberwolf have been an excellent support to Dedham Vale Tree Surgery as ever and we have been using one of their innovative tracked chippers for a particularly challenging job in Dedham, Essex working on a very steep incline. You usually don’t get too many steep inclines in Essex and Suffolk and for this particular job we also made use of Dedham Vale cherry picker hire in order to conduct several tree removals. Health and Safety is always paramount in a relatively dangerous profession like tree surgery, and in this particular job risk assessments were carried out regularly as there were also other professions working on site and the situation changed from day to day.
The cherry picker was another recent investment and is particularly useful in highly built up areas such as Colchester and Ipswich where we often work. We are due to reduce an extremely large oak in a very tight space imminently in Ipswich and the cherry picker will be invaluable here. It is also available to hire with a qualified operator. We invest in regular training enhancements for our team, so there are three qualified MEWP operators for the cherry picker. We ensure we are always legally and safely not only using our equipment but also conducting road management in accordance with the Highways code, which we notice many do not.
Visit Dedham Vale Cherry Picker Hire for more information.

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary’s Impressive Trees.

Well this week I spent some time in Devon visiting relatives. While we were there we went to a superb donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth – highly recommend a visit if you are in the area https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
Whilst there as well as all the adorable donkeys I saw this fantastic example of these pleached Limes .
This is something that can be recreated in the residential garden if you have enough space and Dedham Vale Tree Surgery can install the wooden structure it requires in addition to the planting and training.