Clearing Excess Plant Growth At Caerwent Welsh Water Site

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Site Clearance work in Caerwent

The team was recently called to the old roman village of Caerwent, Monmouthshire, on behalf of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. The not-for-profit water company was having issues concerning plant overgrowth around their waste water treatment site.

As seen below, the hedgerows had grown unkempt to heights that surpassed the nearby building at its tallest point. Thankfully Man Coed were on hand to provide experienced land management.

We not only made quick work of the weeds blocking the hedgerow, but trimmed back the heavy plant matter before it could begin to damage the chain-linked fence. The flowering shrub has been left alone along the top of the fence. This allows pollinating insects to take advantage of the blossoms before the season fully changes and the hedgerow begins to naturally die back.


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grounds clearance

We have been lucky enough to maintain several contracts with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. From scheduled grass cutting to more specific tasks – like the ones shown above – Man Coed have proved their worth in grounds and land management. Not to mention more traditional tree surgery!

Our team of specialists can make efficient work of almost any job. Waste tree material is then collected to be recycled into reusable products like wood chips or biofuel. So if you have a horticulture problem that seems impossible to tackle then don’t hesitate to get in contact!


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grounds clearance

Who are we?

When Man Coed set up in 2015, they had a clear plan: they knew that their company would provide an affordable and responsive tree surgeon service, in Cardiff, for all of your tree surgery needs – both residential and commercial. Nowadays, the team has expanded well over 60 fully accredited staff across Wales and the North West of England, who are ready to help you with any landscaping projects: whether it be removing trees or vegetation management.

Our recycling capabilities allow us to offer you economical prices and a top-quality service. It’s more than just a marketing slogan; it is our way of making the world cleaner for future generations.

Our ability to recycle waste product which we sell as Bio Fuel has allowed us to not only lower costs, but also provide a higher quality tree surgeon service in Cardiff, a win-win situation that will make your experience better all-round.

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Tree Surgery Services we Offer

With over sixty full-time staff on hand in and around Cardiff at all times, our vast range of equipment ensures that we are well positioned for every task imaginable: whether it be trimming trees in your yard, or clearing land for an upcoming project in the South Wales area. Our comprehensive expertise gives us the capability to handle jobs no matter their size – from small home landscaping tasks to massive construction sites – with ease and efficiency.

Tree surgery is an expansive field that requires professionals with the skills and education to handle a variety of tasks. At Man Coed, we provide many services in Cardiff which include:

  • Tree Surgery or Dismantling
  • Reductions or Reshaping
  • Work on TPO trees (trees with Tree Preservation Orders on them)
  • Maintenance of Hedges
  • Dangerous limbs reduced or removed
  • Commercial Works
  • Emergency work and much more….


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Tree Surveys:

A tree survey is performed by trained arborist/s with the intention of examining trees within a specific area. Tree surveys can be mandatory in specific areas of woodland and public places. They can also be privately requested; usually when a person or business wants to develop land.

Information included in a tree survey can include;

  • Tree height,
  • Tree diameter,
  • Species of the tree,
  • The tree’s age,
  • The tree’s health,
  • Life expectancy of the tree

As well as, including a management plan of suggested actions for each tree. These trees are then tagged and coded. So, if

you’ve ever wondered what a tree surgeon is doing when they mark trees, it’s for data purposes.

Crown Work:

Much like the crown of your head, the crown of the tree is the foliage on top. Working on these branches and leaves specifically is important as they can limit light received by the rest of the tree.

What is a tree surgeon if not good at understanding the needs of a tree? If a tree can’t get enough sunlight it can’t photosynthesize as well and excess rainwater may struggle to evaporate. Fungus thrives in dark damp places too, so crown work can be essential to a tree’s overall health.

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Tree surgeon pruning a tree.

Branch removal:

If a branch is diseased, damaged or otherwise beyond saving then a tree surgeon can remove the branch. This is generally better for the overall health of the tree and the safety of the general public.


Pollarding is the process of removing all foliage and cutting the branches to encourage new growth in a specific way. This is what a tree surgeon is doing when they strip the foliage of a tree until it resembles a naked trunk.

There are many complexities to pollarding; it can’t be performed on all trees or at all times of year. For example: trees that ‘bleed’ a lot of sap may be hindered by pollarding. Trees that are pollarded in autumn may also fall victim to fungal growth.

It’s not just aesthetics either! Pollarding offers a way to keep trees from power lines and other hazards without felling the tree altogether.

Tree pollarding
tree surgeon cutting branches on the ground

Felling trees:

If the whole tree is dead or dying then tree surgeons are able to fell the tree in a safe manner. This is essential as it prevents accidents should the tree fall of its own volition; which most dead trees do at some point.

Removing and disposing of a diseased tree can also prevent nearby trees from contracting the disease. If you’ve ever wondered what a tree surgeon is doing when they fell a tree then there’s generally ample reason for it.

Clearing fallen trees:

If a tree falls and nobody’s around to hear it… then what is a tree surgeon’s responsibility? Tree surgeons can be hired to remove fallen trees from your property. Some tree surgery companies will clear trees that they fell free of charge, whilst others may incur an additional cost.

If you hire Man Coed you don’t need to worry about the mess caused by any felled trees. We will remove any tree waste caused by our work, as it’s then recycled into useful products.

As such, if you need a fallen tree clearing – or any of the additional aspects listed above – then don’t hesitate to get in contact! If not then we hope we’ve at least answered the question of “what is a tree surgeon?”

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