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Company Qualifications & Experience

BSc (Hons) (2:1)

Tech Cert (ARBOR.A) – Distinction

 NPTC C&G Ph. II Arboriculture – Distinction

NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) certificates

CS 30, 31, 36, 38, 39

Qualified First Aid (St John’s Ambulance) in accordance with the HSE (First Aid) Regs. 1981

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Professional Arboricultural Insurance:

£5 million Public Liability

 £10 million Employers Liability

Memberships & Affiliation:

National Trust, Woodland Trust

Work in Accordance with:

BS3998: 2010 -  Tree Work

BS5837: 2005 -  Trees in Relation to Construction

NHBC 4.2

NJUG Volume 4

 

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Herts & Essex Tree and Land Maintenance Contracts

Contracts for Clients, Contracts for Wildlife

 

Green Man Conservation undertake maintenance contracts for domestic property owners, schools and landlords, ranging from yearly fruit tree pruning for one or two back garden trees, to full grounds maintenance and management of estates for the National Trust such as Wimpole Hall

 

Many of our contracts are not legally binding written documents, but simply an agreement to help maintain grounds and estates on behalf of clients, either due to their physical absence in the case of landlords and estate owners, or due to pressures of time meaning they cannot undertake the work themselves

 

Our larger contract sites are managed holistically with the aims and wishes of the client, with health and safety considerations paramount, and yet wildlife and biodiversity is always at the forefront of our work. Please see below for pictures and examples of our work

 

We are always pleased to provide references for our contract maintenance work, and would be delighted to hear from you should you wish to Enquire about a new contract

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 Retained Arisings Onsite In This School Setting Is Vital For Biodiversity. A Dead Hedge Has Been Formed With The Brash, Chippings Used As An 'Observation Area' For Children, And Logs Used To Retain And Border The Chippings And Hedge  Green Man Contracts - A Large (90ft) Veteran Ash Is Made Safe Over A Children's Play Area By Removal Of Dead Wood And Thinning Of Crown Leaving Areas Of Grass Uncut Gives A Chance For Flowers To Flourish, And Birds, Bees And Butterflies To Colonise - Green Man Conservation Contracts For Wildlife  Introduction Of Pollard Regime To A Tree Advised To Be Removed For Safety Reasons. The Tree Is Now Perfectly Safe And Will Re-grow Vigorously Next Spring Providing Shade For The Retained Dead Wood Beneath  - Green Man Contracts For Wildlife

Green Man Conservation Contracts For Wildlife - Above Left; Retained Arisings Onsite In This School Setting Is Vital For Biodiversity. A Dead Hedge Has Been Formed With The Brash, Chippings Used As An 'Observation Area' For Children, And Logs Used To Retain And Border The Chippings And Hedge - Above Right; Green Man Contracts - A Large (90ft) Veteran Ash Is Made Safe Over A Children's Play Area By Removal Of Dead Wood And Thinning Of Crown Below Left; Leaving Areas Of Grass Uncut Gives A Chance For Flowers To Flourish, And Birds, Bees And Butterflies To Colonise - Below Right; Introduction Of Pollard Regime To A Tree Advised To Be Removed For Safety Reasons. The Tree Is Now Perfectly Safe And Will Re-grow Vigorously Next Spring Providing Shade For The Retained Dead Wood Beneath

 

 

            Green Man Conservation Types of Client Contracts

 

Green Man Conservation are absolutely committed to the proper care of land and trees in our management, their treatment in the broader environmental setting and their interdependence with surrounding wildlife

 

Through partnership and affiliation with like-minded contractors, we are able to offer a wide range of maintenance services;

 

·    Through close affiliation with qualified Environmental Consultants we offer wildlife surveys and management plans; it is vital to view a site holistically before major works are undertaken

 

·    Through our Arboricultural Consultant we offer full Arboricultural reports and surveys, which will dictate the level of work required on the trees and hedgerows and their urgency; particularly important in high amenity sites such as schools, or where risk is present to third parties

 

·   Maintenance works include; Tree Surgery, Tree Planting, Hedge Planting, Copse Planting; Fencing and Protection; Hedge and Boundary Maintenance; Grass Cutting; Seed and Plant Inoculation

 

·      Close working relationships with Arboricultural Officers & Planning Authorities ensure Tree

     Preservation Orders, SSSI’s, Felling Licences & Conservation Areas are sensitively approached

 

·      A comprehensive Method Statement and Environmental Policy which we are proud to make available on request. Please Contact Us to request a copy of our Method Statement, which includes our full Company Policy, our Environmental Policy, our Health and Safety Compliance, Ethical Policy, Working Format and Insurance details

 

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Green Man Conservation Contract Management Practice

 

Environmental best practice is en ever emergent and changing field. At Green Man Conservation we are always learning, and adopting new management techniques into our programmes. The Government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space, CABE offers good advice on management practices within urban spaces and public parks, comprising both safety for the users and encouragement of biodiversity. There is a huge amount that can be done, even within smaller spaces to encourage and retain wildlife; simple measures such as changing cutting regimes for short grass that traditionally has been kept 'neat and tidy' will result in fast colonisation by grassland and open habitat invertebrates, and grassland or open habitat birds. Below are a few of our management practice techniques that are ground-breaking in grounds maintenance

 

·     Use of natural fracture pruning techniques to give a more natural aesthetic to reduced / made safe trees, plus allowing colonisation by invertebrates, birds and bats. (See picture below)

·    Inoculation of sites with young plants or seeds, such as wildflower seeds to field margins, woodland / shade loving seeds to hedgerows and copses, and lake plants to marginal areas (See picture below)

·     'Gapping up' or replanting of old hedgerows in disrepair with local native provenance hedgerow species, (See picture below). Re-introducing techniques such as layering and coppicing to increase vigour and density of hedge. Reduction in frequency of cutting / or leaving elements of hedgerow high to encourage fruiting and a range of habitat. Inclusion of hedgerow standard trees as a traditionally managed hedge would

·    Brashwood habitat-piling, and retention of deadwood, vital for fungal, invertebrate and small mammal life

·     Mycorrhizal inoculation supports our new planting & remedial work, a significant aid particularly on brownfield / intensively farmed sites

·   Working awareness such as use of low impact machinery; bio-degradable chain oils used; responsible use of climbing irons; tools, consumables & materials sourced from suppliers with responsible environmental policies

 

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Use of natural fracture pruning techniques to give a more natural aesthetic to reduced / made safe trees, plus allowing colonisation by invertebrates, birds and bats  Inoculation of lakes with native lake plants, protected from predation by cages Gapping up' or replanting of old hedgerows in disrepair with local native provenance hedgerow species  Inclusion of coppiced Hazel and crown-lifted hedgerow standard trees as a traditionally managed hedge would

Green Man Conservation Contracts For Wildlife - Above Left; Use of natural fracture pruning techniques to give a more natural aesthetic to reduced / made safe trees, plus allowing colonisation by invertebrates, birds and bats - Above Right; Inoculation of lakes with native lake plants, protected from predation by cages Below Left; 'Gapping up' or replanting of old hedgerows in disrepair with local native provenance hedgerow species - Below Right; Inclusion of coppiced Hazel and crown-lifted hedgerow standard trees as a traditionally managed hedge would

 

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Green Man Conservation Sustainable Woodland Management Practice

Green Man Conservation work with woodland owners who consider themselves stewards of their woodlands, who take pride in regenerating and enhancing the woodland, and in ensuring its future and protection. We are proud to care for our native woodlands and are keen to support traditional woodcraft practices where viable

 

  • Coppicing, including sensitive re-coppicing of over-stood woodland

  • Deadwood clearance and making safe woodland areas (ideally, deadwood is retained onsite as a vital habitat, and safe standing deadwood is left as raptor posts and invertebrate habitat)

  • Re-stocking woodlands to ensure a continued habitat and crop

  • Felling, control and clearance of dominant non-native invasive species

  • Timber extraction and processing

  • Reversion of coniferous woodlands to deciduous

  • Clearance and maintenance of woodland rides and glades

  • Fencing and predator control methods

 

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Standing deadwood is retained in this re-coppiced woodland, forming valuable habitat and raptor posts while new planting matures Often our techniques can give trees a stay of execution. This Willow was due to come down and be replanted, but a high pollard means fresh growth while the new planting maturesExtra care is taken in nesting season in accordance with regulations. This Blue Tit nest is being removed in dormant season to ensure the box is habitable next year

Above Left; Standing deadwood is retained in this re-coppiced woodland, forming valuable habitat and raptor posts while new planting matures - Above Right; Often our techniques can give trees a stay of execution. This Willow was due to come down and be replanted, but a high pollard means fresh growth while the new planting matures - Below Centre; Extra care is taken in nesting season in accordance with regulations. This Blue Tit nest is being removed in dormant season to ensure the box is habitable next year

 

Green Man Conservation Woodland Planting Practice

Where conducive with our clients’ aims, our preferred means of woodland planting and hedgerow planting, re-stocking, gapping-up and replacement planting is with local provenance British native tree species. This preference is based on an overriding desire to maintain the existing distinct character of the surrounding settings, so that all planting will eventually blend seamlessly. Planting British natives ensures the viability of the future habitat value of a project, becoming an extension of established habitat, not incongruous within it. Care is taken to survey current thriving species in the areas of proposed planting (along with soil configuration, moisture levels, p.h. etc), to safeguard highest survival rates possible

 

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Green Man Conservation adherence to Wildlife Act 1981 & Conservation Policy 1994

Green Man Conservation are aware of the relevance of the Act in respect of nesting and endangered species likely to be impacted by irresponsible tree operations. Where operations may affect nest sites or viable habitat, work will stop, a survey will be undertaken and the advice of relevant specialists be sought before any further work is undertaken

 

Where the unconfirmed possibility of a bat presence exists, sensitive tree work will be undertaken during spring or autumn. On ascending the tree, should suspicions be confirmed or further aroused, all work will be terminated. If in doubt, contact will be made with the Bat Conservation Trust

 

When working trees and hedgerows between March and late August, extra care is taken in respect of the possible presence of nesting birds. Should a viable nest be encountered, all work will stop immediately and a re-evaluation of the task undertaken and relevant advice sought. However, with mild winters and ever-earlier springs, a constant vigilance is required to reduce the opportunity of disturbance

 

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 Retention of deadwood gives the opportunity to create the 'Green Man Seat' We were delighted to receive this picture from a client of the 'Green Man Seat' in full use

Passionate about what we do; Green Man Conservation take huge pride in our work. Above Left; Retention of deadwood gives the opportunity to create the 'Green Man Seat' Above Right; We were delighted to receive this picture from a client of the 'Green Man Seat' in full use

 

n area fenced and intended to be managed as a site for natural regeneration (seed-bank in the old hedgerow behind) and inoculation with native plants to increase diversity Two years on and an impressive young Oak naturally regenerates in the shade of the parent tree. Before, mowing to keep areas neat and tidy would have given the tree no chance of survival

Above Left; An area fenced and intended to be managed as a site for natural regeneration (seed-bank in the old hedgerow behind) and inoculation with native plants to increase diversity - Above Right; Two years on and an impressive young Oak naturally regenerates in the shade of the parent tree. Before, mowing to keep areas neat and tidy would have given the tree no chance of survival

 

 Biodiversity and a school pathway side-by-side. The log pile is staked in the traditional manner to ensure safety, and placed in the shade of a mature Birch and the dead-hedge created by our team. Green Man Conservation Maintenance Contracts

 

 Above; Biodiversity and a school pathway side-by-side. The log pile is staked in the traditional manner to ensure safety, and placed in the shade of a mature Birch and the dead-hedge created by our team. Green Man Conservation Maintenance Contracts

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Please see Green Man Conservation Hertfordshire & Essex working range for clarification of our working area, or see below by village town and postcode for Herts and Essex Tree Surgery, Logs, Tree Planting and Woodland Creation services:

 

Green Man Conservation Tree Surgeons Tree Surgery Herts & Essex, Green Man Tree Surgeons Herts, Mycorrhiza inoculation, Firewood Logs and Organic Mulch, Hedge Planting, Tree Planting, Woodland Planting working range by Hertfordshire and Essex town and village;

 

Albury, Allen's Green, Amwell, Anstey, Ardeley, Arkesden, Aspenden, Audley End, Baldock, Barkway, Barley, Barwick, Benington, Berden, Birchanger, Bishop's Stortford, Bishops Stortford, Braughing, Brent Pelham, Broxted, Buckland, Buntingford, Chapmore End, Cherry Green, Chipping, Chrishall, Church Langley, Clavering, Clothall, Cole Green, Colliers End, Cottered, Cromer, Dane End, Dassels, Debden, Debden Green, Duddenhoe End, Essendon, Farnham, Farnham Green, Felsted, Ford End, Furneux Pelham, Good Easter, Graveley, Great Amwell, Great Chishall, Great Dunmow, Great Hallingbury, Great Hormead, Great Munden, Green Tye, Hare Street, Harlow, Hatfield, Hatfield Broad Oak, Haultwick, Hay Street, Hertford, High Cross, High Easter, High Ongar, High Wych, Hitchin, Knebworth, Kimpton, Langley, Letchworth, Levens Green, Litlington, Littlebury, Littlebury Green, Little Dunmow, Little Hadham, Little Hallingbury, Little Hormead, Manuden, Matching Green, Meesden, Melbourn, Much Hadham, Nasty, Newport, Nuthampstead, Patmore Heath, Perry Green, Puckeridge, Quendon, Reed, Reed End, Rickling, Rickling Green, Royston, Saffron Walden, Sandon, Starling's Green, Stickling Green, Sawbridgeworth, Stebbing, Stevenage, Spellbrook, Standon, Stansted Abbotts, Stansted Mountfitchet, Stocking Pelham, Takeley, Thaxted, Therfield, Thorley, Throcking, Thundrige, Tye Green, Ugley, Ugley Green, Upper Green, Wadesmill, Walkern, Ware, Wareside, Watton at Stone, Wellpond Green, Welwyn Garden City, Wendens Ambo, Westmill, Weston, Wicken Bonhunt, Willian, Wimbish, Wyddial

 

Green Man Conservation National Tree Planting, Woodland Planting, Woodland Creation, Hedgerow Planting, Hedge Planting nationwide, by county;

 

Greater London, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, West Yorkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd, Mid Glamorgan, Powys, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan

 

 

 

Installation Of Bat Boxes And Roosts Provides Habitat Where Previously There Was No Opportunity - Green Man Conservation

 

School Grounds Management - Grounds Maintenance for Landlords - Green Man Conservation Management Contracts

 

 

 

   
 
 
   

 

 

 

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