Clive Richardson Limited were awarded the contract for the Provision of Arboricultural Services to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council in early 2019.
The contract is for the delivery of arboricultural services to the Council’s geographical area. The majority of works are carried out based on a planned schedule and will largely be completed between January and March in each year of the contract. There is also a requirement for ad-hoc and emergency work, with teams on standby 24/7, as an integral part of the contract. Emergency works have to be undertaken within three hours of receipt of call.
Works required under this contract include, but are not limited to, the sectional felling of trees, the pruning of trees to restore them to an acceptable standard, re-shaping trees, applying braces to trees, removing dead and damaged wood, stump grinding, crown reduction or raising, and the removal of overhanging branches.
There is a requirement within the contract for any timber or branches measuring 150mm or more in diameter to be retained and cut into sections of two-metre lengths. These must be transported for storage to various council facilities. All other waste below 150mm is removed from site and recycled in CRL’s Waste Wood Recycling Facility.
CRL provide the Council with weekly progress reports on scheduled works and meet regularly with the Council representatives to plan workflow and discuss procedural issues that may arise. Worksheets detailing all work tasks undertaken have to be completed and submitted to the client for review.