Burleys arboriculture team completed a project removing and reducing roadside trees for Surrey County Council a day ahead of schedule – thanks to hard graft and dedicated teamwork.
The division was asked to reduce and fell a number of London planes, limes and Norway maple trees to enable the council, for which Royal Warrant holder Burleys is an approved contractor, to create cycle lanes and install bus stops on either side of the busy A3004 Stanwell Moor Road near Heathrow airport.
The job was made more complicated by the need to close one lane each side of the two-lane 50mph dual carriageway between 9.30 and 3pm for five days in a row to accommodate the necessary plant and 7.5 tonne lorries and ensure public and colleague safety.
Other complex project management logistics included overseeing the work of two teams of operatives – one on either side of the road – and operating two mobile elevated works platforms to adhere to Burleys’ Working at Height policy.
Burleys arboriculture manager Nick Eddison explained: “While this was an unusual job for us it is the kind of task we can routinely deliver. It presented project coordination and traffic management challenges over and above our day to day work – but not only were we able to overcome them, we succeeded in finishing the job a day early.”