Tree clearance on the land surrounding BOSC
Work has begun this week (w/c 1st February) on the clearance of trees on the land surrounding BOSC Pavilion in Whitehill & Bordon. The work is being carried out at this time of year to avoid impacting the bird nesting season which starts in the spring. It is in line with the site preparation work approved by East Hampshire District Council.
The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company is doing everything it can to minimise disruption for nearby residents, and it’s approach is to keep the works to as short a timescale as possible and to do so in a safe manner. Site workers will be in operation between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
Main tree works have started but do not include the removal of tree roots, and will be completed by mid-March. Stump grinding will start on the smaller tree stumps from mid-February, with the remaining stump removal completed by mid-April. All of the trees that are felled will be recycled within the Hampshire region into either biomass wood chips or wooden fencing and gates.
The work is carried out carefully ensuring that bats and badger habitats are not impacted. All of the tree survey work for bats was completed before work began and six trees with moderate to high bat potential were highlighted. These trees are being carefully felled under supervision. There is very little chance of animals being injured whilst this work takes place, but should this happen, the animal will be taken to an animal hospital by the supervising ecologist.