Brooke Estate Management - Keeping Paddocks, Trees, Grounds & Weeds Under Control for Stowe
Brooke Estate Management Ltd. provides responsive, professional and affordable services across South Wales, Mid Wales, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. We pride ourselves on delivering a service that is tailored to each individual customers needs whether you are a private domestic client; a land owner; a corporate client; or a public sector client.
We undertake work for a wide range of clients including home owners, smallholders, horse livery establishments, farmers and estate managers, corporate clients and local authorities.
Please browse the service options to the left of this page to see in detail the services we provide, or if you prefer click on the links on this page to email us or request a call back and we can discuss your requirements in more detail at a time convenient to you. Alternatively, you can call us on the phone number shown at the top of each page.
We also offer an emergency call out service for tree related emergencies such as during adverse weather. To access this service please call us on the phone number shown above, or click in the header of any page to send us an email.
The nesting bird season in Britain is nearly over. Now's the time to think about your trees.
During the nesting season, all birds living in a tree are protected. No work can be carried out that would disturb the avian population. Luckily, evidence of birds is easy to spot, so not much special training is needed to assess the risk. However, if in doubt it is always safer to ask a qualified arborist to make sure you stay on the right side of the conservation laws.
Bats are protected during roost and hibernation. Signs of bats are a bit less obvious than birds, so if there is any suspicion of a roost in your tree, please check with us before taking any action.
Brooke Sstated Management follows the best practice guidelines as adopted by many local authorities:
Timing of works
- To reduce the chance of disturbing a bat roost, it is important to avoid the summer (breeding season) and winter (hibernation) months.
- Works to trees with potential for bats is best done from late August to early
- October when young bats are mobile and on the wing, female bats are
- unlikely to be pregnant and the hibernation season has not yet begun.
- March to April is also a suitable time, though consideration should also be
- given for nesting birds as these are also protected by law.
- Crown pruning and minor tree works can also be completed over the winter
- months. The removal of potential roost sites during this time should be
- avoided, as some bat species hibernate in trees.
- Keep tree work to a minimum retaining all potential roosts where possible.
- A precautionary inspection of the tree(s) by the tree work contractor looking for signs of bats should be carried out before starting work. This should include an inspection of all holes and niches using a torch and preferably an endoscope. If bats or signs of bats are found, no work should start and English Nature should be contacted for further advice.
- Where possible, avoid cross cutting in proximity to cavities or hollows.
- Limbs with internal fissures should be pruned carefully to maintain integrity of features as potential roost sites.
- Any sections felled containing cavities should be lowered carefully and left on the ground (preferably for 24 hours) with the openings clear, allowing anything inside an opportunity to escape.
- Split limbs that are under tension may need to be wedged open to prevent their closure when pressure is released, potentially trapping bats
Not only can you call upon us for tree surgery and grounds management work, but also fencing and hedging, event management and access plant hire, for which we have a range of units ready to deliver at short notice in Stowe and surrounding areas.
For a prompt, competitive quotation or details of more local projects, simply call us on 01600 717097 or click in the header of any page to email firstname.lastname@example.org.