Works on Troopers Hill Road 2010
Works were carried out from 11th to 13th October 2010 to address the
problems of over-hanging trees and earth falls along Troopers Hill Road.
The works were required due to health and safety concerns and involved tree
management including the removal of low branches, as well as reducing the surplus soil
build up behind the fence along Troopers Hill Road.
loads of soil were removed. It is expected that small amounts of soil will
continue to fall on the road but these will be cleared regularly. No
barriers will be put in front of the banks to prevent these small falls as
this would lead to a repeat of the original build up of soil and mean
repeated major works in the future.
A number of the trees were cut so that they will regrow and strengthen
their root systems. While the area of work looked very bare for several months, plants and shrubs quickly
provided ground cover in the spring and summer.
To help improve the appearance of the bank several small whips of native species were planted on the bank in February 2011 with funding from St George Neighbourhood Partnership wellbeing fund. The wet weather in April 2012 helped the regrowth establish further, so that it now difficult to tell that such major works were carried out.
Due to the presence of badgers, the work was carried out under licence and under
specialist supervision by the Badger Consultancy (Environmental) Ltd.
2 October 2010 Before work started
11 October Tree Works
12 October Earthworks
13 October Final Load Removed
16 October Completed Works
February 2011 small native whips planted on the bank. These were funded by St George Neighbourhood Partnership