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Chaffin’s was called to deal with  a Cat 1 tree emergency in the Ashford area, acting to fell a  tree which had become dangerous due to root subsidence. While high winds are most often associated with tree emergencies, movement in the roots can always cause a tree to quite suddenly become dangerous. Chaffin’s carefully removed …

Hastings, East Sussex
February 5, 2018

The Big Freeze hits the UK

The UK is set for a week of treacherous weather, with snow and ice expected to cause travel disruption. Several areas of the South East have already experienced a coating of snow. Heavy snow can damage and down trees, especially those that are weakened, so please report any downed trees to your local council.  

We have started the New Year with a large number of jobs on sites across the South East, undertaking verge clearance and large scale traffic management, ensuring that everyone the roads of Sussex are both free of overhanging vegetation and safely managed while those works are carried out. Even with all this work, we still …

Traffic Management, Kent
December 15, 2017

Highway Fencing Works

Chaffin’s have recently completed extensive fencing works along the M20, ensuring the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike! Our in-house photographer Mark has captured some great images of the completed works.  

Here at Chaffin’s we not only fell trees, but expertly handle the removal of their debris and grinding of stumps which otherwise can be both an eye sore and a hazard. We have recently been undertaking stump grinding and chipping work around the South East, making use of specialist equipment to get the job done. …

Chaffin’s has been undertaking a number of site clearance jobs around the South East, clearing vegetation, tree stumps and other obstacles from vital transport arteries to reduce accidents and keep people moving. Whether you are a small business owner, or large scale developer who needs earthworks and pre-construction clearance, Chaffin’s has both the skills and …

Tree Works, Sussex
November 8, 2017

Types of Tree Surgery

Here at Chaffin’s we do more than simply fell trees! Tree surgery comes in many forms, and this list explains a few of the key types: Crown Reductions: This process reduces the size of the tree’s overall canopy by evenly pruning branches. Deadwood and crossing branches are also removed, reducing the risk of tree disease. As …

Tree Works, Tree Laws
October 25, 2017

What are TPOs?

TPOS (Tree Preservation Orders) are legally binding restrictions on what can be done to trees within certain protected areas, and include the prohibiting of felling, uprooting and willful damaging of trees within the designated area(s). These are often in areas of natural beauty or scientific interests, but can be enacted on a wide array of …

Chaffin’s has recently been engaged on a number of sites controlling the presence of floating pennywort. Floating pennywort, also known as Hydrocotyle ranunculoides is an invasive aquatic plant which infests waterways and changes the oxygen levels within them, endangering native plants and killing stocks of fish and invertebrates. Here at Chaffin’s we have years of experience in …

The survival of Britain’s vast population of ash trees is threatened by the fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, commonly known as Ash Dieback. This is the perfect time of year to visually inspect ash trees for evidence of infection and to take action if necessary. Often tree removal will have to be the outcome, and here …