Tree Clearance during nesting season

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  1. eMeS

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    On Channel 4 news a short time ago:

    http://blogs.channel4.com/tom-clarke-on-science/network-rail-breaching-law-cutting-trees/1765

    Surely the training for the safe use of chain saws in professional use must include not just the "how" to use safely, but "when" their use is permitted.
     
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    Bald Rick Established Member

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    Key word there is "could".

    AIUI, you can cut down trees at any time of year, as long as an appropriate assessment has been made re the potential effect on nesting birds.
     
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    I am led to believe that the thread matter of discussion was indeed one that Balfour Beatty, the nominated contractor to the Leigh Guided Busway project, scheduled their works programme of ground clearance around on the line of the former Tyldesley Loop Line that forms part of the former railway section of that project.
     
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    Correct. Although it is good practice to get any such vegetation assessed by a suitably qualified ecological professional at any time of year prior to work starting.
     
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