Utility Arboriculture

Essential tree and vegetation clearance for utilities

Britain’s forever unpredictable weather can result in trees and vegetation playing havoc with essential power lines. Our first-rate team of utility arborists offer highly specialised vegetation management services adjacent to electricity supplies, as well as telecommunication, waterway and rail networks.

We would recommend adopting a risk-based, tree management programme for any trees surrounding utilities, particularly electricity networks, in order to reduce power-outages and safeguard the public.

We employ extensively trained and qualified utility arborists who are approved to work alongside electricity supplies. For the technical amongst you, our utility arborists all hold NPTC UA certificates of competency in arboriculture as a minimum requirement and carry out vegetation management to achieve line clearance compliant with ENATS 43-8 and ETR 132 resilience.

We regularly take on “live” work in order to minimise the number of shutdowns on the network, and employ efficient vegetation management techniques during shutdowns to minimise disruption.

In an emergency, use our 24-hour call out service, available 365 days of the year. Our teams are based in all parts of the UK, so they can be at your location fast.

Key services include:

  • Tree management, vegetation and environmental impact surveys
  • Obtaining permissions from landowners/statutory authorities
  • Preparation and delivery of outages for tree cutting
  • Expert tree surgery
  • Hazardous tree removals
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Chemical application for regrowth
  • Pole repair and replacement
  • Removal of growth from poles
  • Vegetation management