Hazardous Tree Felled at Frimley Hatches

There are always continuing surveys undertaken to reduce the risks of hazardous trees all along the Blackwater Valley, but due to the wet weather and high winds over the winter, many trees in the Valley have started having problems.  Wind rock causes the root base of trees to weaken, eventually leading to fall.

Wherever possible we will leave as much of the tree as possible for wildlife as long as it is in a safe position and not a hazard to the public.

Mark and I were out dealing with one such sizeable tree at Frimley Hatches, making the Blackwater Valley Path safe. Many thanks to Bernard for the pictures as he just happened along us as we worked.

Ranger Tony

Mark Felling Tree

Mark Felling Tree

Mark Felling Tree

Mark Felling Tree

Mark cutting up tree

Mark cutting up tree

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About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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