Felling & Planting
Urban Forestry do not advocate unnecessary felling of trees. The onset of climate change in concert with global deforestation is an ever present threat and increasing danger to mankind. Trees provide food, shelter and a livelihood to indigenous people in poorer parts of the world. At a worldwide scale they contribute to carbon sequestration and storage, reduction of atmospheric CO 2 and production of oxygen, in addition to their biodiversity and ecosystem values. Therefore tree removal should never be undertaken lightly.
When felling is the only viable option Urban Forestry undertake such work using appropriately qualified arborists working under generic method statements and risk assessments. On each individual job a site specific risk assessment is prepared and when necessary an additional site specific method statement can be provided.
Recycling of arisings
All materials arising from the works are fully recycled. Urban Forestry owns and operates a storage facility located in East Lane, Abbots Langley. The site has the benefit of full planning permission for the storage of woodchip and timber, and is licensed by the Environment Agency for these activities. Vehicles transporting the material are VOSA operator licensed and the company holds a waste carriers licence issued by the Environment Agency under regulation 28 of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations.
Replanting of trees removed under the Tree Preservation Order regulations or conservation area legislation is carried out by the company. Larger re-planting operations are undertaken as part of certain contract works.