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Ecology

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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 [...]

Tree stump bench carving

I was recently asked by some clients to convert their large tree stump into a bench seat.  Having never tried my hand at chainsaw carving, I said I've give it my best shot!  The brief was relatively straightforward, but the work was made more demanding by the sheer size of the tree stump and the number [...]

Artist’s bracket fungus

Here's the latest addition to our tree fungi gallery.  This specimen was found recently on a sycamore in a Weymouth garden. Ganoderma applanatum is commonly known as artist's bracket fungus because you can write or draw on the underside of the fruiting body using a twig or other sharp object.  In the context of our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dorset Wildlife Trust

We have recently increased our manpower commitment to the Portland Living Landscapes Project, managed by the Dorset Wildlife Trust. As the project nears completion at the end of 2014, our team are removing and burning up to half a tonne of dead Cotoneaster integrifolius plants each day! At present, we are working in Tout Quarry [...]

October 20th, 2014|Categories: Conservation, Ecology, Latest posts, Waste Management|