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  1. Looks like a good shout, not sure my company would allow us to use it in a public park though... but worth an ask!
  2. We have a park with around 60 Sycamore in- (makes up probably 60% of tree species in the park), almost all are showing signs of Sooty Bark Disease, all to varying severity. We're going to start removals (and replanting with a new species mix) this year, and plan to have them all removed over the next few years. Will provide our team with appropriate PPE (masks) for the job, no problem there. Will aim to get the work carried out on a damp day too. Anything else I should be doing? Arisings - best not to chip I know, but if the ground crew stay masked up, do you guys think that it would be OK to chip? (not worried about infecting nearby sycamore as they've all had it.. just thinking of the health implications for my team, and the public).
  3. Sorry for the late response, only just checked the thread!! The town is Thamesmead, south-east london My first suggestion is always to remove the tarmac where its not actually required, which i think management are slowly starting to listen to me on the subject... but of course they're still (understandably) concerned about the liability. I have asked them to look into Flexi Pave, and hoping it is a route they will go down, but 99.9% sure the cost will make it a big fat no 😞
  4. I've literally only just checked the replies on this thread so sorry for the late response! We wouldnt be able to seek compensation for removal as it would be removal required by us, not Highways or LA (the hard surfacing i refer to belongs to us - we're a housing association but we own the majority of the town, not the LA). Highways roads I've never been approached about in regards to the trees although would be interesting to know if we could claim compensation where it would be required...
  5. Looking for some collective wisdom here... The company I work for own a significant number of trees within a town, we also own a number of publicly accessible pavements/footpaths/walkways. We've had some insurance claims go through, where people have tripped over tarmac that has been lifted/cracked/damaged by tree roots - not on a path but on a tarmacked strip of land between parking areas - so now we need to action this to prevent it becoming a recurring issue. I have suggested removing the tarmac (it is completely unnecessary anyway) to discourage people from walking on it. But the raised tree roots will still be there and still be a potential trip hazard. I'm sure i've seen some LAs use white paint to denote areas of uneven pavements, yet I have tried to look online for info on this, and whether it is defendable in terms of liability if someone trips over the roots, but I cant find anything! Have I imagined this? Does anyone have any links to precedents? Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions? Of course, money will always be a factor in terms of engineering solutions, and we do remove the worst offending trees where no solution seems to exist but frankly we would fell probably 80% of our tree population if we ended up felling all the trees causing significant damage which obviously we do not want to do! FOR CONTEXT: When the town was originally developed over 50 years ago, a large number of Poplar, Silver Maple, London Plane etc where planted, and in many cases in places that were only ever going to cause problems... We (the company i work for) own the majority of the housing estates including footpaths and some roads (most roads are adopted). We have an awful lot of trees that cause major damage to hard surfaces, paths, paving etc. BUT we dont have a replacement planting budget (i get away with what i can RE planting but not too much). There are talks of a long term replacement planting plan (getting the right tree in the right location) but i dont expect this will happen any time soon.
  6. The Job Ad has now gone live - you can apply by clicking on the following link: Jobs - Job Details - Trainee Arborist WWW.PEABODYJOBS.ORG.UK Jobs at Peabody and CBHA
  7. We have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to get into the industry, in south-east London This traineeship will run for a 3 year period (the role is permanent though!), all training and qualifications fully funded by us: * Safe Use of Woodchippers *Safe use of Powered Pole Pruner *CS30/31 (chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting, small tree felling) *Emergency First Aid at Work + F *Safe use of Stump Grinder *Basic Tree Inspection *CS38/39 (Aerial Rescue and Aerial Cutting of Trees) *ABC Level 2 in Arboriculture *CS41 (Dismantling & Rigging) Starting salary is £20,645 and will rise throughout the 3 year period to a final salary of £28,000 upon completion of all training/qualifications To apply, please click on the link below: Jobs - Job Details - Trainee Arborist WWW.PEABODYJOBS.ORG.UK Jobs at Peabody and CBHA If you have any questions, please let me know either via ArbTalk or email me at [email protected]
  8. Role based in south-east London Within the next week we will have a Trainee Arborist vacancy being advertised. (I'll post the link once it goes live) No prior experience needed. All training and qualifications fully funded by us. (CS30,31,38,39, safe use of woodchipper, safe use of stump grinder, plus a Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture) Similar position to an apprenticeship but we will be doing it in-house instead of through a local college. Would probably suit a school leaver looking to get into the industry but applications welcome from anyone :-) Salary will increase throughout the traineeship in line with qualifications gained, starting salary £20,695 rising to £28,000 upon completion. Any questions please message me on here or email me at [email protected] If you know anyone that would be interested please pass them my details :-) Thanks
  9. Looking for an experienced Arborist (Climber) to join our team in Thamesmead (South-East London) on a full-time, permanent basis (PAYE). Salary £27-£35k pa, plus a range of employee benefits (and family friendly working hours of 8am -3.30pm Mon-Fri) Should have CS30, 31, 38 & 39 as a minimum. Please click the link below to apply or message me if you have any questions. Jobs - Job Details - Arborist WWW.PEABODYJOBS.ORG.UK Jobs at Peabody and CBHA
  10. Looking for an experienced Arborist (Climber) to join our team in Thamesmead (South-East London) on a full-time, permanent basis (PAYE). Salary £27,000 - £35,000 per annum, plus a range of employee benefits (and family friendly working hours of 8am -3.30pm Mon-Fri) Should have CS30, 31, 38 & 39 as a minimum. Please click the link below to apply. Jobs - Job Details - Arborist WWW.PEABODYJOBS.ORG.UK Jobs at Peabody and CBHA
  11. Looking for an experienced Arborist (Climber) to join our team in Thamesmead (South-East London) on a full-time, permanent basis (PAYE). Salary £27,000 - £35,000 per annum, plus a range of employee benefits (and family friendly working hours of 8am -3.30pm Mon-Fri) Should have CS30, 31, 38 & 39 as a minimum. Please click the link below to apply. https://www.peabodyjobs.org.uk/en/job/497149/arborist

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