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Ancient Tree Forum

The Summer Conference The Ancient Tree Forum is the only UK organisation focused solely on the welfare of ancient and other veteran trees.  They believe there should be no further avoidable loss of these trees through development pressure, agricultural clearance, mismanagement or poor practice.  I was delighted to hear that this year's summer conference was taking place just [...]

Clearing fence lines

We are currently engaged by the Dorset Wildlife Trust at The Verne Local Nature Reserve at Portland, Dorset. The land is owned by the local authority, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, and the project overseen by Natural England. The land has become heavily overgrown by native and invasive alien tree and scrub species, and we have [...]

Ancient ash tree

The Coastal Tree Care team have been planting young, native trees, shrubs and hedging this week for PS Renewables (a solar farm installation company). Many planning authorities will stipulate the requirement for new planting to screen such developments to 'soften' their impact on the rural environment, and that's where we come in. Most projects involve [...]

Tree Inspection

Here at Coastal Tree Care we like to do things properly - as I hope is evident from the website content. This week I've been working through the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection course with Derek Brinsley at Newlands Training. Although there is no actual requirement to obtain this qualification in order to write tree risk [...]

Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve

The Coastal Tree Care team is currently engaged in some scrub clearance work for Natural England at Hog Cliff National Nature Reserve, near Maiden Newton. The work involves removing extensive overgrown areas of bramble and gorse to give the grazing animals a bit of a 'head start', and encourage recolonisation by the host of diverse [...]

Sculpture Park

Great day today at Tout Quarry Sculpture Park Nature Reserve, managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. We've been commissioned to clear some dense scrub that has overgrown some of the sculptures, and today cleared an area around "Woman" by Dhruva Mistry (1983). The work was completed whilst the artist was on a British Council Scholarship [...]

Scrub management

One of our specialities at Coastal Tree Care is scrub management; often for corporate clients or conservation bodies, but also for private clients in rural and suburban settings. Our team are experienced in tackling a variety of habitat types, and are trained to use a broad range of power and hand tools - whatever is [...]

Native hedgerow planting

  20 dumpy bags ready for action... Connor and Dan start the native hedgerow planting Mega mulching! As the planting site was almost 350 metres long, each trip to the other end of the hedgeline involved a round trip of almost half a mile. Oh, and it [...]

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