Operatives are fully certified for all
operations from NPTC, ATB Landbase, Pershore College, Worcester City
Council, IPAF and ADAS.
And we carry, of course, Public Liability Insurance and a waste carriers licence.
We are professional tree surgeons providing a comprehensive service at competitive rates.
We provide quality of service and customer satisfaction.
A formal risk assessment is carried out before work
commences in critical areas and the site is provided with safety signs
All work is carried out to British
Standard BS3998 and the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) regarding
birds nests and bat roosts, and Hedgerow Regulations (1997)
With conservation always in mind we try
and achieve a balance between necessary operations for tree health and
safety, whilst safeguarding niches for wildlife.
- Crown reductions, reshaping, thinning and lifting.
- Dismantling of dangerous trees and branches
- Dismantling trees above property
- Pollarding & coppicing
- Weight reduction
- Conservation area and tree preservation order checks
Fruit Tree and Orchard Management
We have considerable experience in
pruning apple, pear and plum trees gained producing fruit
suitable for major supermarkets.
We have been trained both in traditional
pruning and also using latest techniques calming vigorous trees to
produce fruit buds - thereby saving work in the long term.
Neglected fruit trees can often be pruned back into shape prolonging their life, fruiting and vigour.
Old fruit trees are excellent for
wildlife and aesthetic value providing nest sites and habitat for many insects. A harmony between good
fruiting and wildlife can be achieved in many orchards. Pruning a
fruit tree breathes life and can prevent trees from dying.
We have pruned and surveyed many orchards for English Nature bringing ancient trees back to life
Hedgerows take on all shapes and
sizes. The wider the range of hedgerows
the wider the range of wildlife.
Wild Contracts offer a complete hedgerow restoration service including:
- Reduction and control of all hedges including Leylandii
- Consultation on species mix, problem species, planting, wildlife conservation, and restoration techniques
- Traditional hedge laying using coppiced materials.
- Integrating hedge and field borders for farming and wildlife.
Habitat Management and Creation
Maybe you have a boggy area that you’d
like to transform into a wetland-wildlife haven attracting Snipe,
amphibians and Grass Snakes. Or a scruffy corner transformed into a
mini-meadow attracting butterflies and bees.
If your woodland is covered in brambles
and nettles transform it into a haven of wildflowers, butterflies and
attract mammals and birds.
Chances are you have an area where attracting wildlife is possible, to enjoy with family and friends.
Perhaps you would like us to design a more formal water garden.
Develop your ideas with advice from a graduate ecologist.
Coppice Restoration and Woodland Management
Large areas of UK woodland are suffering
from neglect and degradation having been unmanaged for a number of
decades. Much of these woodlands are old coppice or plantations that
have not been thinned. They now need management to prevent them being
lost or degrading the timber. It is possible to bring many of these
woodlands back to life and production.
Coppicing is an ancient form of woodland management where
trees are cut to stumps or stools and allowed to regenerate. When
they grow to a size where a product can be made from the tree it is
re-cut forming a cycle or rotation.
Coppice forms the understorey of a woodland and is a
regular and sustainable source of timber which has many uses. The most
common trees to be coppiced are Hazel, Chestnut and Willow.
Coppicing allows a range of age and heights in a
woodland, with this variation comes a diversity of flora and fauna.
Coppicing allows light in to the woodland floor allowing wildflowers to
grow, encouraging butterflies and birds to re-colonise a formerly dark
As part of restoring neglected woodland it is important
to maintain the fences and gates, this can help to control damage that
is caused by deer and rabbits to young trees. Maintaining and restoring
ditches can help to keep vehicles out as well as ensuring the wood
doesn't become waterlogged. This can seriously affect the health of
trees. Trees that are unstable in wet ground can be blown over in high
winds. Previously sheltered trees can then be blown over having become
exposed to the wind.
Wildlife and Water Garden Design to Construction
Design a tranquil space buzzing with
wildlife. Wild Contracts offer complete design to construction from
ponds to streams and waterfalls.
Build a traditional pond or a natural
looking stream with boulders, waterfalls and lush planting. Nurture
slug-eating amphibians in a bog garden teaming with butterflies and
Lose yourself in a cottage garden alive with colour,
scent and insect life or revive a shady border with ferns, Foxglove and
Allow us to nurture your ideas with our ecological knowledge and creative flair to produce your ideal space.