In recognition of the imminent move of the Ultra Low Emmission Zone (ULEZ) to all London Boroughs we have recently purchased a new euro 6 truck. It is also a larger vehicle than before (7.5 ton) allowing us to work all day without tipping off – saving on unnecessary trips to a tip site. Since the engine is still a 150hp we believe this change will reduce our over all fuel consumption and carbon foot print.
At the other end of the size spectrum we have also purchased an electric bike for quoting which has seen a large amount of use since the company owner is due to cycle to the south of France in the summer!! (On a non electric road bike…..).
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded an exclusive three year contract for the maintenance of LB Ealing’s Housing and Parks trees. The award results from a competitive tendering process in which our bid was assessed on both price and quality; taking into account our resourcing and staff competency, customer care, environmental sustainability and social value. Being based in Hounslow, but very much on the border of LB Ealing we are looking forwards to working locally and reducing our travel time and carbon foot print.
We were delighted to receive our welcome pack from the Arboricultural Association this morning confirming we are now Approved Contractors (AAAC)! This is the highest accreditation possible in our industry and brings with it automatic qualification for CHAS (Construction Health and Safety Scheme) and Trust Mark. We were assessed not only on Health and Safety but also on the quality of our work and customer service. The assessment is very detailed and is not a desk top process, but actually involves an auditor visiting us for a whole day. They undertake detailed assessments of work undertaken as well as attending a large tree removal job using advanced rigging techniques. They inspect our machinery and equipment, our staff and just about every aspect of our business to ensure we met not only their stringent standards, but also all relevant legislation. The AAAC scheme enables us to apply for larger contracts since in many cases it is a pre-requisite to tender for council work.
We have been very pleased to be asked to maintain the trees for the (Duke of) Bedford Estates in central London. The Bedford Estates own a much of Bloomsbury and this includes famous garden squares (Russell, Gordon, Bloomsbury, Tavistock and Bedford) as well as large private gardens (Montague Street and Ridgmount). In the squares are some of London largest trees – towering London planes of 30m in height! We recently pruned some of these at Montague street and were so awestruck with their size that we thought we should take some photos of the view from the crown.
The contract involved detailed planning and organisation. This included gaining the consent of the Tree Officer for Camden council for the specification, then booking parking suspensions and organising two work crews to deal with the large trees as well as the high volumes of traffic.
All went well on the day and we understand the client is very satisfied with the work!
Buy a 200 log bag and we will top it up to 300 logs. If you buy more than one bag we will waive the £15 delivery charge making these the cheapest logs in London. All our wood is seasoned hardwood, but we need to clear last year’s stock to make way for the wood we are now splitting for next year.