Commercial | Rail | Invasive Weeds | Water
Water based tree works are undertaken by specialist teams. Our in-house staff have been undertaking tree works on or near water, for over 7 years. During that time we have developed and invested in a specialist range of plant and equipment, enabling us to tackle any situation. We also have a fleet of workboats, barges and landing craft. We have the capability to mobilise quickly with the right equipment for each task.Our water based capability currently services the whole of England and includes works on behalf of the Environment Agency, marinas, estates and private residences.
Rail based vegetation works are another specialist area, which VMS operate in. Focussing primarily on Capital Infrastructure Projects, the team at VMS are highly experienced in delivering client requirements within tight timescales and to the highest levels of safety in the industry.To achieve this, we only operate using highly trained in-house operatives, and wherever practical, owned in-house plant. We have developed a linear method of surveying, which breaks down site clearances into easily manageable sections, ensuring that the right resource is sent to the right place, and project timescales are met and the client updated regularly on progress.
At the heart of all our operations lies commercially based arboriculture. We service local authority tree works, utility based clients, private estates and individual clients who have an asset containing trees to manage. VMS are able to offer a full suite of arboriculture services, including:-• Felling, dismantling, pollarding, crown raising, thinning, reduction• Tree surveys/reports covering individual trees or entire assets• Aerial tree inspections and cable bracing• Picus reports• Site clearance• Stump grinding• Tree planting, whips all the way up to 165l container grown stock and tree relocation
We control these through herbicide, either via spray or stem injection, to large scale excavation and removal. We are able to identify invasive species via survey, map locations and then develop a maintenance regime based on best practice and client requirements for that location. Once developed, VMS is also able to undertake the maintenance onsite, using in house operatives holding the correct competencies and PPE to undertake these works. Species we often deal with;• Japanese Knotweed• Himalayan Balsam• Giant Hogweed• Cotoneaster• Ragwort