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Celebrated since 1975 National Tree Week marks the beginning of the winter tree planting season. Every tree plays a vital roll in our environment, from reducing wind speeds, creating shade and moderating rainstorm impact. By planting even one tree over this week you are contributing to our much loved English heritage and to your community. As of next week over …

Shrub clearance, site clearance
November 17, 2011

Recyling

As well as all our office waste being recycled as much as possible. The wood chippings that we produce are taken by the Stobart Group who supply biomass power stations around London. Electricity from biofuel is created through the controlled combustion of wood in a power boiler. This combustion produces steam, driving a turbine that …

Chaffins are proud to announce that they have gained approval to work on the countries busiest roads. ChaffinWorks hold the National Highways Sector Scheme (NHSS) approval for our highways operations; this scheme was originally developed to interpret the international quality management standard. We currently hold approval for the following activities: 2a- The supply, installation and …

Whats the difference between Ground ancors and traditional tree staking and what are the benefits? Many projects ChaffinWorks design and excecute are utilising this alternative method to tree restraint read on to find out why. The Platipus Tree restraint system is an invisible tree anchoring method, which has become the system of choice to secure …

October 27, 2011

National Tree Week

26th November – 4th December 2011 First started in 1975, National Tree Week is the  UK’s largest annual tree celebration, launching the start of the winter tree planting season. Every year The Tree Council and many other organisations set up a variety of tree related events, many are open to the public to join in. …

The Department of Transport in london are funding a project to test the level of pollution in our capital, London. Around 14,000 plants will be planted on a giant 200m squared wall at Edgware Road Tube Station containing a number of evergreens and perennials, such as Lavandula ‘Munstead’, Eryismum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ and Heuchera ‘Plum pudding’, …

October 11, 2011

Planting works commence

Chaffins start there planting season at Eastbourne hospitals prestigious new Helicopter pad, this follows on from our year long grass cutting regime carried out at the same time. The project includes planting of large broadleaf trees, a mixed broadleaf hedgerow and a beech around the memorial garden. The works are being carried out to help …

October 6, 2011

Dutch Elm Disease

Chaffin works have recently been awarded a contract to remove Dutch elm diseased trees on the A27 in East Sussex on behalf of the  Highways Agency. The project is of particular interest as we have also been carrying out a lot of this important work for East Sussex county council this year which has enabled …

Over the past few years Horse Chestnut trees infected with the leaf minor moth (Cameraria obridella) have become a common sight throughout the UK. The pest was first identified in Greece in the 1970’s and has since spread throughout Europe, not the decline of Horse Chestnut has been declared by professional arborists. The disease was …

September 22, 2011

The Power of the Sun

Being an environmentally friendly company we are always looking for new ways to cut our carbon footprint, so the next step for us was to have installed roof mounted solar panels, to generate power to the whole of our offices, making a positive impact on the environment. At the moment this just runs our electricity, …