How to season firewood logs

Welcome to our wood yard! The Coastal Tree Care team have been busy processing firewood logs.  Many trees are hosting nesting birds in early Spring, so most tree work is carried out during autumn or winter.  Trees generally respond better to pruning when the work is carried out in the dormant season, so this makes sense.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lulworth Castle House

We were delighted to secure the contract for some tree works within the grounds of Lulworth Castle House over the past week or two.  This involved dismantling and removing three trees - a very large sycamore, a dead horse chestnut and a medium-sized, multi-stemmed eucalyptus.  The weather did its best to disrupt proceedings for the [...]

How to prune dead branches from a holly

Don't try this at home, but we are going to show you how to prune dead branches from a holly, from our attached time-lapse video clip and photos.  Pruning in trees is obviously more difficult than from the ground, and you need to be a trained, qualified tree surgeon to safely work at height using a [...]

Tree waste recycling

There are few industries that can claim to be as environmentally sound as the arboricultural industry. We provide a valuable public service by reducing risks to the public and property by managing dead or damaged trees, and can find an end use for all of our waste products. Granted, we use fossil fuels to power [...]