Tree felling in Weymouth

The initial consultation The residents at this Weymouth apartment complex were concerned about the size of the Cypress tree in their front garden.  It was around sixty feet high, and they were worried about the risk of the tree failing in high winds.  The canopy had a phone line running through it, and, significantly, was [...]

Planting a yew hedge

Out with the old... The clients at this Portland property asked us to remove a very scruffy conifer hedge, and replant with Yew.  Unbeknown to them at the time, their existing hedge was dying because of some very inconsiderate fencing contractors.  These men had dug out some of the roots to concrete-in their posts. [...]

Tree coppicing in Dorchester

Tree coppicing in Dorchester The clients at this property called us and enquired about tree coppicing in Dorchester.  Coppicing is a traditional technique for managing trees as a source of wood fuel or building material.  The cut poles can also be used for craft items, such as hurdles, or handles for tools.  In this case, [...]

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How big is a sack of hardwood logs?

https://youtu.be/TpnkQe7pg2Q "So, how big is a sack of hardwood logs?"  We are often asked this, or similar questions by new customers.  Other common queries are, "How big are your logs?" or "How many logs do you get in a sack?"  If you are new to wood-burning, or have just moved to the Weymouth area, [...]

Timber decking specialists in Weymouth

Your local decking experts We have to diversify during the bird nesting season, because it is an offence to disturb nesting birds. Most of our tree work is carried out during Winter and Spring, so we undertake landscaping projects during the Summer.  As perhaps the leading timber decking specialists in Weymouth, we design and install [...]

Tree surgery in Weymouth

Felling a Dawn Redwood tree The clients at this Weymouth property were concerned about the size of the Dawn Redwood tree -Metasequoia glyptostroboides - in their back garden.  Although it was still a relatively young tree, it was growing close to the boundary fence, and was taller than the neighboring house.  The roots were protruding above the [...]

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 [...]

Firewood logs

Welcome to the wood yard! The Coastal team are busy processing firewood logs at this time of the year.  Many trees and hedges are hosting nesting birds, so most tree work is carried out during autumn or winter. Most trees respond better to pruning when the work is carried out in the dormant season, so this [...]

Tree felling at Buxton Road

We have just undertaken some tree felling at Buxton Road, Weymouth. Our clients called us in to have a look at a large eucalyptus tree that had already lost big branches in recent storms, and its roots were damaging the adjacent sewer pipe that ran down through the garden. They also asked us to remove a [...]

Dismantling a mature horse chestnut tree

We were contacted about dismantling a mature horse chestnut tree back in August last year. The tree was in very poor condition, with extensive decay, and had already lost large limbs that had broken in windy conditions. The tree was growing above a neighbour's garage, so we dismantled the tree in sections and lowered everything to the [...]