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Dangerous tree removal in Dartford & site clearance in Tunbridge Wells

9th September 2013


It’s been two weeks now since my last post, just before I left for a family holiday in France.
We went to the Dordogne region which is a family favourite and had a wonderful, relaxing week before the mammoth 11 hr drive back through last Friday night.

The beautiful medieval village of Limeuil on the banks of the Dordogne river.

After a couple of hours sleep I headed out last Saturday for some quote appointments including a large garden site clearance in Tunbridge Wells which will keep us all busy for about 9 days if we win the work. Fingers Crossed!

While I was away, the guys and Michelle had been holding the fort between them and they did a great job despite circumstances seemingly conspiring against them. From pouring rain to vehicle punctures, and blazing heat with trees caked in pigeon droppings they faced it all on top of being a man down all week after Marcus contracted a stomach infection over the bank holiday weekend.
Well done and thank you guys!

This past week, we have been mostly working for domestic customers including a dangerous dead Elm tree removal in Dartford. The tree was directly over a new fence and the client was amazed at the way we were able to rig the entire tree down piece by piece on ropes without touching the fence, all the while attached into an adjacent tree for safety. We were in and out in a little over two hours and actually charged less than the cowboy outfit who also priced the job telling her they would ‘make good’ the fence afterwards!

On Thursday and Friday we had a team up in Highbury, North London working on a construction site for the U.K.’s largest social housing developer, United House.
There were no trees in sight on this job just a 5m high wall covered in various climbing plants that formed the boundary between the site and the rear gardens of three private residences.
The wall will soon be reduced in height to 2.3m so our job was to remove the climbers from the gardens side down to this level to facilitate this. We have worked with United House for five years now and although this job was outside our usual remit, we were asked to do it purely on our reputation for doing very neat and tidy work as they were at pains to keep the local residents happy.

Saturday was another full day of quoting and it seems to get busier by the week at the moment. It’s just as well really as I am about to invest almost £30k in a brand new Isuzu truck to replace our Transit which is starting to look a little tired now.

Jamie Saunders

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