December 2021 - what an exiting way to spend a cold Monday. Our climbers were lifted into the large Corsican Pine tree using a mobile cable crane from Bernard Hunter and thereafter dismantled the tree, with plenty of local interest. This tree had to be removed as it was damaging the neighbour's garage! The road had to be closed by Class One Traffic Management and by gaining a Road Occupation Permit from Edinburgh Council.
Here are some photos of Frontier removing a large Beech tree overhanging Station Road. The tree was dead and there was evidence of extensive Giant Polypore (Meripilus giganteus) at the base. This is an aggressive wood decay fungus which tends to rot the structural roots and butt and most often renders the tree unsafe. A work platform was used as the tree was unsafe to climb. Traffic management was undertaken by Class One Traffic Management Ltd. Six operatives were onsite together with a Lorry Crane which created plenty of local interest. A good job done!
Here are some photos of Frontier removing a large Sycamore below Comiston Road. The tree had Kretzschmaria deusta (an aggressive wood-decay fungus) around the buttresses so an 80' work platform was used as the tree was unsafe to climb. Traffic management (4-way traffic signals) was undertaken by Contraflow Ltd and we had to obtain a time-consuming Road Occupation Permit. We were allowed on the road between 0930 and 1530 however with half an hour at either end to set-up and take-down the traffic management that only allowed us 5 hours to do the job and remove all brash and timber off site for recycling. 7 operatives were on site and we used the tractor crane winch to pull rope-lowered brash and timber up the bank for lifting onto the road for processing. An interesting job!
We're delighted to launch our new website. We'll be keeping it up-to-date with photos, news and helpful information about tree problems, diseases and common questions. Our new site is fully responsive, and will be much easier to access on your mobile or tablets.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
- Andrew & Team