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Woodland Clearer

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by HEATHLAND MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Yateley, Hampshire United Kingdom
Other
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Woodland Clearer

Client: Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust Ltd

Site: Woolmer Forest

Works area: WF01

Works Brief:

  • To clear scrub within the works area, leaving selected individuals or small groups.
  • To treat stumps when necessary, with a chemical herbicide to prevent re-growth.
  • To burn cut material or drag into adjacent woodland creating discrete, small piles.

Methodology

  • All scrub will be hand cut using a chainsaw or a clearing saw.
  • Stumps will be treated with a 50/50 mix of Glyphosate and water when necessary.
  • Scrub close to the woodland edge will be dragged in and made into small, discrete piles.
  • A chainsaw will be run through them to ensure the piles are compacted which will aid decomposition.
  • All other cut material will be placed to rows and collected using a small tractor (85hp) with a front loader.
  • The tractor will move the collected material to a pre-selected fire site or to a stacking area in the case of a fire ban.
  • Routes across the works area will be kept to a minimum to reduce soil compaction and ground flora damage.
  • The location of the fire site(s) will be chosen based on the following criteria:
  • An area of low ecological value.
  • An area which will not affect timber production trees.
  • An area that will not cause too much ground disturbance or rutting.
  • In the event of a fire ban, the stacked cut material will be burnt during the intermittent days when the site is open to access.

To apply please email

Reference: 634859444