Ashlea Ltd. currently offers our highway clients the following services:
- Grass cutting
- Litter removal
- Tree planting
- Sectional felling
- Crown lifting, crown cleaning and crown reductions
- Dangerous tree removal
- Site clearance
- Weed control – chemical application
- Windblown tree clearance
- Woodland thinning
- Stump grinding
- MEWP works
- Timber extraction
- Soft landscaping
- Ditch Clearance
Ashlea Ltd. has also taken part in the following specialist projects:
Willow pole planting on the Area 13 network
This consisted of drilling holes into a section of an embankment on the M6 in Cumbria and the planting 3m long willow poles which would then root and grow to assist with stabilization and help prevent any slippage during adverse weather. This was carried out as an alternative to Soil Nailing and was both more cost effective and also had less of an impact from an environmental point of view.
A large scale biomass trail on the Area 12 network.
The aim of the trial was to create a more resilient natural environment that supports society in the context of climate change by converting low grade timber into wood chip to provide sustainable, low carbon fuel for heat production through its maintenance activities The trial was a success in terms of the woodland plot being thinned, with 1,441 tonnes of woodchip being harvested and 216 tonnes of firewood extracted from site to be sold on the open market. Prior to this trial no biomass had been extracted from the networks woodlands to produce renewable energy. The biomass trial was successfully completed to time and budget through innovative construction techniques and collaborative working.
Ashlea Ltd. is currently working for the following highway clients