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Vegetation Management

QTS Vegetation Management

QTS is one of the leading contractors in vegetation management and provides an extensive range of vegetation services across the UK rail infrastructure. In addition to this, QTS offer the same services to local authorities and other private and public landowners, including the Forestry Commission.

The QTS vegetation department has a full complement of personnel and a fleet of vegetation management plant, including the QTS Mega Chippers, Vegetation Compactor and our latest the long reach Doosan with attachable grapple saw and tree shear.

Our bespoke machinery is designed and developed by our engineers and makes the QTS specialist vegetation plant fleet one of the largest in the UK.

Our vegetation services include:

  • Maintenance of lineside vegetation
  • Clearance & maintenance of lineside vegetation
  • Autumn mitigation (leaf-fall) site clearance works
  • Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE) – leaf clearance
  • Signal sight line creation
  • Felling, pruning, stump treatment, crown reduction, dealing with hazardous, dead and dying trees
  • Herbicide application and weed control including Japanese Knotweed
  • Third-party works outside boundary fences
  • Emergency response works
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Chipping and mulching
  • Vegetation survey
  • Ecological surveys
  • Earthwork clearance (rock and soil cuttings)



QTS Bury st Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

QTS were asked by Network Rail Ely Delivery Unit to supply specialist RRV units to deal with problematic vegetation during a blockade in Bury St Edmunds over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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QTS Reactive works

Reactive Works, West Coast Mainline

Following an incident on the West Coast Mainline on the 20th July 2022, QTS received a call from the Euston Works Delivery Unit to deal with an emergency tree removal operation.
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