On The Move
Big John a huge yellow Tree Transplanter – arrived onto Marina in the second half of October. Midland Tree Management were moving trees from the small wooded area at the bottom end of the Marina (near the holiday homes) across to either side of the entry waterway (the South and Heritage fields) and then to other areas.
Up to 50 trees were moved and were supplemented by the Marina’s buying in of 6’ standard saplings to fill the areas that Big John couldn’t reach. Ash, Oak and Poplar copse trees, left from the days of the fishery, were selected for health and to ensure a good mix to go to transplanted areas. There they will take some years to establish with the Oak – taking less kindly to the move – probably taking the longest. Big John at work was quite something! Once the business end of the Transplanter was positioned, four huge steel blades were sent down in turns and, as they began to close in on one another, the lifting and loosening was added in. Rather like an unbelievably huge and gentle tooth extraction!t moved trees from the small wooded area at the bottom end of the Marina (near the holiday homes) across to either side of the entry waterway (the South and Heritage Fields) and then to other areas.
Bill Hurlstone set up Midland Tree Management 25 years ago and they deal in all aspects of tree work. He is usually called in as a tree surgeon for large estates and parks, so transplanting delights him. Alongside the establishment of new wooded areas, it gives the trees left behind room to grow.