Cutting back – A1 vegetation clearance

We have been carrying out tree and shrub maintenance on the A1 Darrington to Dishforth as part of the Highways operators 5 year Landscape and ecological strategy.

The works involved the cutting back of encroaching trees, shrubs and scrub to maintain a 4 metre clearance from the motorway edge wherever possible. Thinning out of existing tree plantations, removal of dead/dangerous trees and clearance of Buddleia on the motorway cutting walls.

The works were completed on schedule before the start of the bird nesting season at the beginning of March.