INTERESTING ITEMS –
Back in May, we had a lovely couple pop by the yard to see if we could help them out with a piece of timber to top their new bar with. We helped them out by finding a gorgeous piece of Beech that was perfect for their vision… check out this article about the Chorlton bar – Man Bites Frog – which includes a sneaky peak of the wooden bar top!
We’ve been slowly increasing our repertoire of works and we recently sent a number of our team on a Stump Grinding course so that more of them could undertake both small and large scale grinding jobs. Phil, always on the look out for a bargain, found a fantastic machine over in Cheshire that was a steal! After getting approval from the Board, it was decided we should invest in the BEAST – which opens up the opportunity to do regular stump grinding for both domestic customers and also for bigger, clearance-type jobs.
Finally, there was both concern and excitement in the yard this week after one of our treeworkers, Danny, discovered a mother duck and her four ducklings wandering around the timber yard. Whilst it’s always nice to see nature sharing our yard here in West Gorton, we were worried as the noise and machinery here don’t really make for a great place for young animals, not to mention the scarcity of both food and water. After a quick call to the RSPB, we decided to catch them and release them somewhere more suitable! After coercing them into the hangar, we placed a Hansel and Gretel style bread trail into a cardboard box and both mother and her ducklings duly ate their way to capture. After a quick drive to Debdale Reservoir, we released them all and the family left in good health, taking to the water, well, like ducks……