Branching Out Help Out in the Community
Back in March the local community came together to help remove a fallen tree from St. Mary’s Churchyard in Henlow. Unfortunately not all of the work could be completed as specialist machinery was required in order to carry out the work properly and safely.
The remaining work to remove the tree was successfully completed on Saturday 26th September 2020. Skilled tree surgeons from ‘Branching Out Tree & Garden Services’, a local business based in Lower Stondon, joined forces with volunteers to remove the damaged tree. Once again local residents turned up on the day to help out and show their support, and were generously rewarded with a huge supply of free logs.
The Rev. Shaun Speller, the vicar at St. Mary’s church said, “We are again immensely grateful to the team from Branching Out in the giving of their time and expertise, and the volunteers involved in clearing away the remainder of the fallen tree. Community spirit is invaluable at any time and especially in these extraordinary times.”
Kerrie Morris, from Branching Out added: “We just like to do nice things where we can and always like to help out the local community.”
James Morris from Branching Out said, “The ancient tree was damaged and as a result it was unsafe for our tree surgeons to climb it. We needed to use specialist equipment which is where the Spider MEWP came in. The MEWP is a mobile elevated working platform which allowed us to gain access to the tree safely.”
Here are a selection of photos we captured on the day.