Responsive tree felling

This afternoon Jenny, Laura and I have been out clearing up some of the trees blown over by the storm. Thankfully the winds subsided later on so it was safe for us to go out and tackle one in Prince’s Avenue and Tongham Wood.

Jenny chainsawing fallen willow

Jenny chainsawing fallen willow in Tongham Wood

Willow cut back to far side of drainage ditch

Willow cut back to far side of drainage ditch

In Tongham Wood we were concerned about the multi-stem willow rotating and collapsing in to the drainage ditch, so I bravely leapt across on an upturned wheelbarrow and cut it back to the far side. Thank you to Laura and Jenny for changing other jobs to come out and help.

As we look after so many sites, it’s always useful to hear from visitors about any trees that are down or hung up across paths or boundaries. If you spot any then please get in touch with a detailed location and rough diameter of trunk, so we can work out what kit and staff we need to bring.  It’s also useful to leave a contact number so we can call if we need help locating it. Please get in touch on either 01252 331353 or

Ranger Stuart

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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