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Civic Trees not only specialises in supplying and planting nursery prepared trees, but also relocates exiting trees. Using and refining processes developed throughout history, Civic Trees has perfected industry leading techniques for lifting existing trees from one location and transporting them to another before successfully replanting it. Using these methods, it is possible to lift trees with stem circumferences up to 300cm.
Whether moving trees across the country as part of a house move, or relocating trees on a site to allow for new development, relocating existing trees is an efficient and effective way to re-deploy existing tree stocks.
Tree moving can be used to great effect on development sites where, in their existing location, trees inhibit progress. Subject to local authority approval, even trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders can be relocated. Often this technique, coupled with planned replanting of semi-mature trees after development, can achieve a planning gain benefitting both the community and developer alike.
Relocation is of particular use on country estates and golf courses where young tree plantations are often in abundance. Thinning young tree stocks to decrease planting density will encourage stronger, fuller growth of those trees that remain as well as providing new plants for use around the property.
A number of methods are employed for successfully transplanting both mature and semi-mature trees. An extensive range of tree-spades and the Newman® Frame allow trees to be moved with stem circumferences up to 300cm. Also, the range of equipment and the use of flotation tyres, allows access to be gained to almost all sites and trees.Newman® Frame
For situations where the use of tree-spades is not practical – such as for large trees with stem circumferences between 90 and 300cm, or sites with limited access, we developed the Newman® Frame.
This technology has been exported around the globe, and has proved itself in numerous countries under a huge diversity of conditions. It has become the accepted way to achieve economy and quality when transporting large trees.Tree Spades
This machinery is the most common way of lifting, transporting and replanting semi-mature trees – and the development of the equipment in the mid 1960’s was the greatest mechanisation in the industry, as it reduced the time needed to prepare and lift a tree from a nursery.
Civic Trees introduced the first Vermeer tree spade into Europe in 1968. Today, we have the largest and most comprehensive fleet of tractor mounted tree spades in the UK, and we can easily move trees with stem circumferences up to 90cm from one site to another.
This size range allows us to move almost all semi-mature trees. Hire arrangements with the manufacturers of larger machines allow us to have access to equipment up to 3m in diameter.