Site Clearance


Specialising in the clearance of sites for development where ecological issues are a constraint, we are experienced in working closely with independent ecologists on site.

Development Site ClearanceArborist installing a bat box

If an excavator can do the job and there’s no need to consider wildlife and its habitat, we will not be able to offer you a competitive quotation for the job. However, working from a tree constraints plan and ecological report, we can offer you a productive, economic way of working within any restrictions that have been placed upon the operations.

Ecology matters

Recently, we have had to consider grass snakes, natterjack toads, great crested newts, bats, birds and badgers while carrying out site clearance operations. We can check trees for bat roosting activity or carry out brushcutting operations as prescribed by an ecologist so as not to harm snakes.

Efficiency matters

To ensure efficient operations, we use a crane fed, PTO driven brushwood chipper to process small trees on site. The resulting woodchips can be broadcast on site or if required we can remove them subject to there being suitable hardstanding for us to load a lorry. We are also able to arrange for areas of scrub to be processed through a tractor mounted mulcher.

Canal works

Two of our arborists hold the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsmans’ Certificate enabling them to use a working barge or narrow boat to undertake tree and vegetation clearance works on the off side of the canal network where there was no access for machinery.

Experience managing large scale site clearance

During the past year, we have worked on sensitive sites for Derbyshire County Council at the former Seymour Colliery, Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd at Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull, Derby Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust at the former Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site, Whiting Landscape at Prologis Park Fradley and Fountains adjacent to the Shropshire Union Canal and Caldon Canal on behalf of the Canal and River Trust.