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REC(21)56.01 Tree Safety Survey Works

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REC(21)56.01

Tree Safety Survey Work Quotes

Following the tree safety survey which was carried out by Alice Martin in March 2021, five tree surgeons were invited to quote for the following works to be carried out after the bird nesting season:

  • 9 x tree felling
  • 2 x crown reduction
  • 1 x reduction
  • 43 x ivy management
  • 2 x remove dead branch
  • 1 x remove dead wood in crown
  • 2 x remove epicormic growth

Three quotes were received and the details are shown in the table below:

  Contractor 1 Contractor 2 Contractor 3
Work to be carried out as stated per response 9 x tree felling

2 x crown reduction

1 x reduction

43 x ivy management

2 x remove dead branch

1 x dead wood in crown

2 x epicormic growth removal.

9 x tree felling

2 x crown reduction

1 x reduction

43 x ivy management

2 x remove dead branch

1 x dead wood in crown

2 x epicormic growth removal.

Work to be carried out as requested and waste removed where necessary

Work to be undertaken as per instruction on Alice Martin’s report at various locations including: Burkes Wood, Melton Playing Field, River Deben, Saxon Way, Bury Hill/Leeks Hill Wood, Friars Court, Bredfield Road, Bury Hill:

• 9 x tree felling

• 2 x crown reduction

• 1 x reduction

• 43 x ivy management

• 2 x remove dead branch

• 1 x remove dead wood in crown

• 2 x remove epicormic growth

Method Statement Received – see Figure 1 Not received Being supplied
Insurance Public liability – £10m Not received Public liability – £5m

Employer’s liability – £10m

Timber recovery price £150 £0 tbc
Cost £7,500 £7,784 £4,540
Comment Believes that the dead branch on Tree 3 at Saxon Way has already been removed Arisings to be left in situ or placed as natural barriers as required. Some wood may be recovered or chipped if required

 

Recommendations

Members are asked to consider the quotes and agree which contractor should be appointed to carry out the work or delegate the final decision to the office on receipt of outstanding essential paperwork.

Method statement for contractor 1

Pip Alder

Assistant Clerk

July 2021

Figure 1Method Statement