Night Working on the A27, West Sussex

These incredible photos were captured by our groundworker Charlie White whilst we carried out Phase 1 of de-vegetation alongside the A27 near Chichester, West Sussex this week. Charlie was on-site with Jake Davies, Director as he operated our TMK Tree shear mounted on our 8-tonne excavator.


The first phase of removing vegetation down to 300mm was to be done prior to bird nesting season to make the habitat unsuitable for nesting birds and removing summer opportunities for dormouse found in the area. Following removal of all vegetation in this first phase, all arisings were chipped on-site and returned back to RTT depot for recycling.

The second stage will be completed later in the Spring of 2022 and will involve clearing remaining vegetation down to ground level.  At this time of year, any dormouse previously in the area will have left their hibernation nests on the ground and found summer nesting opportunities in the area surrounding the site.

To ensure minimal disruption to the protected dormouse, a full ecological survey was carried out for our client, Knights Brown Construction Ltd.

These works have been commissioned to facilitate the enlargement of the roundabout area on site.

RTT Previous Project: St Peter & St Pauls Church

This week RTT Services completed a project at a local church in Rustington. The client approached RTT with concerns about tree branches encroaching on gravestones, paths, and third-party property. The overgrown branches were also blocking light to the cemetery, the council hall, and residential property.

The project site consisted of over 25 Lime Trees also known as Tilia x Europea’s.

Jake, RTT’s managing director walked the site with the client to understand fully the client’s requests. It was concluded that pollarding the trees would be the most cost-effective for the client and most beneficial for the health of the tree.

All trees were in a TPO & Conservation area therefore a formal application needed to be submitted by ourselves before work could commence.

Due to access restrictions, a MEWP could not access the site therefore the decision was made to use our qualified trained arborists to access and climb the trees using a 3 rope system.

The site was closed off for safety using bunting tape. A banksmen was needed at all times to man the footpath and ensure the safety of the public. We also erected appropriate signage.

All Wood fuel and chipping was chipped using our hand-fed chipper, the chip was taken back to our waste yard and assorted for biofuel.

We were cautious of the highway, the sensitivity of the environment we were in, and the public. The team was instructed to stop production in the event of a grave visit or church service out of respect.

Overall this project was completed successfully and within the agreed timeframe with no disruption to residents. And these lime trees will now be satisfactorily maintained for the next 3-5years.

We look forward to our upcoming projects and keeping you updated with those.

Top 3 Reasons for Hiring an Arborist in Winter

Top 3 Reasons for Hiring an Arborist in Winter

Winter is the perfect time to prune your trees and cut your hedges. The trees have far less foliage in this season because of all the shedding throughout autumn and winter. 

However, to get your trees pruned correctly, you need the help of professionals. Unlike lawn mowing or leaf clearing, it is not something you can do on your own. Get a call through to your local arborist and book an appointment to have your garden and front yard maintained. 

Why Take Help of a Professional Arborist in Winter time? 


1.   They have training and experience. 

A professional arborist has the necessary skill and expertise to correctly prune your trees. We often make the mistake of thinking that pruning and cutting trees would be easy, especially with their leaves shed. But the truth is far from that. 

An arborist would know precisely where and how much to prune. If your tree is a blooming one, it will need necessary grooming before the spring season. 

2.           Dormancy of Trees

Wintertime is when trees also hibernate. In winter, they shed all their leaves, which contains the chlorophyll and sunlight-absorbing cells. Therefore, they do not make food for themselves and go into a dormant stage. It means that all their processes slow down to a large extent. This helps protect the trees from being too vulnerable to open cuts and bruises in the bark. That is why winter is the ideal time to cut and prune the trees without the worry of infection. 

3.           Disease Detection 

Even though the trees are dormant in winter, they can still catch ailments and diseases. Especially in places which get snowfall and sub-zero temperatures, trees can suffer root damage, winter burn, and frost cracks. An arborist’s expert eye would notice the signs of any such problem much quicker, and it might just end up saving your tree in the long run. 

RTT Services are a team of expert local arborists and tree surgeons, so get in touch with them if you want to cut, prune, shape, or treat your trees during any time of the year, especially in winter. 


Why Should You Hire Local Arborists for Tree Care?

Why Should You Hire Local Arborists for Tree Care?

Owning trees in your garden or on your land requires care and maintenance as you are responsible for them. You need to take proper care of those trees to ensure their life is long and healthy. In this process, a professional arborist or tree surgeon can help you.
Benefits of Hiring Local Tree Arborists
There are lots of benefits of professional arborist tree service.
• Knowledge about Local Flora: A local arborist always has a vast knowledge about the local flora. They can understand what your landscape or woodland needs in particular.

• Emergency Care: It is easy to communicate with the local arborist rather than someone located far away from your property. In case of emergency, these experts can easily reach your destination to handle the situation.

• Good Advice: Since the local tree surgeon arborist has in-depth knowledge and experience about the local climate and nature, he can suggest you the right time for pruning and trimming trees as per the weather condition.

• Great Customer Service: Most of the local arborist companies in Bognor Regis have been serving the local clients for many years. They maintain a good reputation among local property owners through excellent customer service.

• Wide Array of Services: The reliable and experienced tree surgeons offer several services to their clients to meet their versatile requirements. It includes general tree care, planting, vegetation, ground clearance and others.
Meet the Experts
RTT Services is a team of professional and reputable arborists. We offer local tree surgery and land clearance services as well as forestry and woodland management. Whenever you need experienced and efficient tree surgeons or arborists in areas like West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire – give us a call.

3 Reasons To Hire A Qualified Tree Surgeon

3 Reasons To Hire A Qualified Tree Surgeon

3 Reasons To Hire A Qualified Tree Surgeon

Trees are very important for our ecosystem. If you have trees in your residential or commercial property, make sure you hire the right arborist to ensure their health. Not only do trees provide us with oxygen to breathe but can also add elegance and beauty to the outdoor space. Though there are numerous arborists within the UK, it is always advisable to hire someone fully qualified and accredited. Healthy and beautiful trees in the garden can provide numerous ecological benefits.

Common Services Offered By Tree Arborists

• Tree Pruning

Though there are numerous benefits of tree pruning, homeowners often fail to identify the right time to prune the trees. You might even compromise your tree’s health if you follow incorrect procedures. When the right pruning method is followed, you can enhance the trees’ safety, health and appearance. Pruning the limbs will increase airflow through the canopy.


• Tree Health

The poor state of a tree might turn it into potential hazards for passersby and its surroundings. Tree surgeons have the tools, experience and expertise required for regular tree maintenance which can ensure their health. They will craft a suitable tree care strategy and keep a check on the overall health of the trees. The objective is to keep them protected against diseases, insects and environmental conditions.


• Tree Removal

A vital arborist tree service is tree removal. Since a dead tree slowly loses its strength, removing it from your property can be the best decision. Instead of doing-it-yourself, hire a certified tree surgeon for the job. They have the required experience, knowledge and tools required to make the tree removal process easy. They always follow proper mitigation methods.

Since a fully qualified and accredited tree surgeon can provide so many tree services, it’s time you start looking for one in your city.