Safety is paramount to a professional Tree Surgery team.
Updated: Apr 5, 2019
This poor Ash tree, located in Tenbury Wells was condemned by a tree consultant due to it having a number of fungus's attacking it. The worst of these was called Inonotus hispidus (Shaggy bracket), this attacks the lignin in the wood and can lead to trunk or root failure. The extent of the fungal attack led our risk assessment to deem the tree unsafe to climb, so we used a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) to help with the safe dismantle of the tree crown before felling the trunk.
Risk assessments are an integral part of a Tree Surgery teams daily lives. It is not just "paperwork for the sake of it" it means our team discusses and interacts, constantly evaluating the risks we face and putting in control measures to keep the team safe and also anyone that enters or passes our work-zone.