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Chaffin’s as part of a Highways England back initiative has donated top soil to allow waste tyres from the network to be converted into planters. Local school children have painted the tyres in a bright array of colours to attract birds and bees, meaning that rubbish that would be harmful to the environment has been …

What are Oak Processionary Moths (OPM)? Oak Processionary Moths are a type of moth which produces larvae that are dangerous to the health of trees and to the general public. They are known to feed on oak trees, stripping them bare and leaving them vulnerable to diseases and other pests. A protein in the hairs …

What is Public Right of Way (PROW)?  In England and Wales (excluding the 12 inner boroughs of the City of London) the Public Right of Way refers to legally protected pathways on which the public are entitled to travel freely by foot. Local authorities are required to maintain a list of public footpaths and to …

  What is ISO certification?  The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is an international governing body with the aim of setting the criteria for certifications which cover specific areas of commercial and technical activity, ensuring compliance with a Quality Management System or more simply, a clearly defined set processes and standards. The aim of the …

Following concerns by the public and local land owners, a major clean up and improvement of security has been undertaken by Chaffin’s and and at Barnett’s Wood in Kent. Hundreds of metres of new security fencing was erected, as well as the installation of numerous littler and dog waste bins. In addition Chaffin’s undertook significant …

Chaffin’s have recently been clearing a number of sites around the South East to make them usable in time for the spring period. Here at Chaffin’s we have years of experience clearing large scale commercial sites, using a variety of hi-tech and heavy machinery solutions. If you are a commercial site holder in need of …

Tree Works, Sussex
March 2, 2018

Weather disruption

As both the Polar Vortex and Storm Emma have made landfall this week, a number of shifts have been cancelled. Chaffin’s over this period have worked incredibly hard to ensure that disruption has been minimal, and our office has remained open throughout the adverse weather. If you do see any trees weakened by the snow …

Weather forecasters are predicting that the so-called ‘Polar Vortex’ will hit the UK next week, bringing snow and treacherous weather as a Siberian cold front descends, with temperatures expected to plummet to as low as -5 degrees in Sussex . Chaffin’s advises everyone takes extra care while travelling and to report any trees which look …

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.