Category Archives: Grounds maintenance

Tree work

Had to take down the Robinia pseudoacacia due to basal infection and decay in the stem-not the best location either being on the main spine and leaning over Marie Jahoda building  however managed to borrow the cherry picker to breakdown the tree in manageable sections. Left part of the trunk standing at the moment until […]

Fireworks

The Grounds department don’t just cover the landscape, outdoor sports facilities and biodiversity we also get involved in numerous events that happen throughout the year working with many departments, student societies and volunteers for different projects.Over the last few days we have been involved with the set up and de-rig of the fireworks event that took […]

Quad grass

It’s good to see the grass growing again on the quad after all the activities that have taken place on it these last few months ,with a bit of TLC from the team and the use of the growth mats it looks much more healthy- just in time for the next onslaught of activities during […]

Tree felling

Had to take down a couple of old white willows which had been pollarded in the past, badly rotted at the base so a high risk of failure ,not good when leaning over into the car park. Checked them out for any bat roosts luckily they were all clear so could be felled without too much […]