Glendale expands portfolio with Basildon tree framework

Glendale has won a four-year framework to provide arboriculture and tree services on behalf of Basildon Borough Council in Essex.

John McKenna. Image: Glendale
John McKenna. Image: Glendale

The national green services provider will carry out services ranging from light clearance work to crown reductions on a range of different species and tree sizes.

It will also offer an emergency call-out service and the framework will improve public safety in the borough, as well as sustaining the long term health of trees across Basildon.

Glendale was awarded the framework following a competitive tender process, and is one of 12 selected suppliers. The others are Crown Tree Services, Anglia Tree Surgery, Keith Archers Tree Care Specialist, G Burley & Sons, Essex Arboriculture, W Wood & Sons, DF Clark Contractors, Gary Rogers Tree Surgery, Ward Arboriculture, BTS Group and Tree Fella.

A recent report by Yale University in the US revealed that 15 billion trees are being lost each year as a result of deforestation, tree management and changes in land use, and Glendale has previously spoken out about the importance of taking proper care of the UK's trees.

John McKenna, Glendale's operations manager for London and the south east, said: "We have long advocated that the presence of well-maintained trees provides a significant enhancement, not only to the aesthetics of an area, but also to the quality of life of its residents.

"In Basildon, we will ensure this aspect of the environment is managed in a way which is thorough, cost-effective, minimises risk, and provides our client – as well as the people living in and visiting the area – with an attractive, green environment."

Councillor Blake, lead member for leisure and the arts at Basildon Borough Council said: "The council is ensuring that the borough is kept green and safe by maintaining our current tree stock and replacing old trees with new ones for the benefit of all our residents."

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