Westside Forestry Ltd can also provide Tree Protective Fencing erection and installation to BS5837 on construction, development or other sites where it is important to ensure that trees are protected from construction traffic and plant operations.
Tree protection fencing can be installed at your required site and then fencing materials can be sold or hired for the period for which they are in situ.
Where trees with preservation orders exist on sites where development work or construction work is to take place, a contractor must put measures in place to ensure that works do not interfere with or cause damage to any part of a protected tree or trees.
Tree protection fencing can be erected around protected trees to serve as either the creation of a safe exclusion zone around the tree, or as a physical robust barrier to prevent accidental collision with the protected tree. Many on-site activities or operations can cause severe damage to trees such as exposure of wood tissue, crushing of roots, damage to roots through excavations, broken limbs through collision with machinery, chemical spillages etc. All of these situations must be considered when planning a tree protection fencing installation.
Tree protection fencing is only necessary whilst works are being conducted in the vicinity of a protected tree that are considered to present a risk to the integrity of the tree. Once these works are complete, the tree protection fencing can be removed.
Tree protection fencing can also be used to provide a physical barrier or exclusion zone around invasive species such as Japanese knotweed where contact with machinery or site traffic can risk spreading the rhizomes of the plant by breaking its structure in to fragments.