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Humberhead Peatland NNR - LIFE+ peatland restoration Framework 2016/2017 - Natural England

​ After being successful in a competitive tender process for Phase 2 of evapotranspiration reduction on Thorne and Hatfield Moors, ELMS were contracted to complete a number of areas of birch and rhododendron scrub clearance for Natural England. ELMS conducted the clearance of 150 Hectares of scrub clearance in challenging peatbog conditions, using low ground pressure machinery and motor manual clearance techniques. This included the clearance of approximately 25ha of thick impenetrable mature rhododendron which was flail to ground level using a tracked bobcat with forestry mulcher attachment and a Fecon 128 forestry mulcher. Compartments which were inaccessible to machinery including waterlo

Willow Tit Habitat Creation project (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) Testimonial

I recently contracted ELMS to carry out some scrub works as part of the Back from the Brink project. The aim was to diversify the structure of the woodland by thinning areas of closed canopy and the creation of glades to develop an understory for the benefit of Willow Tits (the UK’s second fastest declining bird). Gareth was very professional and prompt in getting back to me to discuss the works and offered a very reasonable quote which proved to be good value for money. He was very accommodating and flexible with awkward access of the site which made him stand out as he was willing to go the extra mile for us. As well as quality felling works, Gareth and his team also left and created a num

Dinnington River Restoration Project (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust) Testimonial

I have recently used ELMS for a stream restoration project on the Cramfit brook in Dinnington. The project aimed to create a more natural two stage channel from an existing steep sided drainage ditch. Over the course of the project we have created a more diverse stream channel and a wider range of marginal vegetation and wetland habitat across a more connected flood plain. ELMS were awarded contracts for some site preparation work and channel revetment through a tendering process and proved to be good value for money. Site preparation work included cutting and chipping dense bankside scrub to allow access for an excavator to complete the earth works. Gareth was very flexible to fit the work