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GILLESPIES

GILLESPIES

PUBLIC AMENITY WOODLAND; TREE SURVEY

A tree survey was carried out on behalf of The Land Trust, an independent charity that manages open spaces on behalf of local communities. The site is in a largely urban context close the River Mersey and is surrounded by a mix of light industry, retail and residential use. It is also of historic and cultural importance as the site of the 11th century manor and court house of St. Werburgh’s Abbey.

Tree cover across the site varied significantly in its age, structure and species composition including individual mature specimens and a dense cover of young tree regeneration.

An arboricultural assessment was produced to inform the management and rejuvenation of the tree and woodland resource by highlighting the constraints and opportunities in the context of creating public amenity within the area. Management recommendations included tree hazard abatement work and woodland thinning and restocking. We were able to offer our contract management service and procure a local contractor to complete some of the priority work. Liaison with the Local Planning Authority and English Heritage formed part of the role.

Key services provided;

  • Tree constraints plan
  • Tree work tenders
  • Hazard tree management
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