Arboriculture and vegetation management

Ground clearance services consist of ground preparation and site and land clearances, removing all obstacles so that it is possible to create space for construction projects. We are leading the marketplace with new techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to offer a safe and economical way of managing land.

A summary of our expertise

  • Flailing: using our McConnel Robocut, we can clear steep embankments and difficult-to-reach areas. The multi-attachment tracked machine offers a robust 50-hp engine that is controlled remotely, ensuring the safety of our operatives. This enables the trencher or grinding attachments to be used as precisely as possible from a distance.
  • Topping: using a range of agricultural machinery, from smaller compact tractors with versatile flails to 150-hp-plus tractors with larger attachments, we can offer a range of services for cutting open grassland.
  • Mulching: a Bobcat mulcher with over 100 hp can clear through scrubland and small trees with ease, making it an efficient tool to open up land that has been left unmanaged. It is exceptional at clearing overgrown rides through mature woodland.

Felling and thinning

Our range of excavator-mounted clearance attachments includes tree sheers and timber grabs for all sizes of machine from 2.5–25 t. Our highly skilled operatives are fully qualified in the use of chainsaws and extraction methods to fell, extract and stack timber safely with maximum efficiency and fully trained in the removal of trees of any size and quantity. We undertake work on roadside and rail embankments, quarries and woodland, and we offer quotes for domestic tree surgery.


ATV started in 2002 working solely as a weed spraying contractor for local authorities. Although today our business can cater to many different industries, we are proud of our knowledge and skills when it comes to using pesticides. Using techniques employed by agriculture, ATV has combined accessible compact tractors with state-of-the-art spraying equipment and GPS navigation, as well as staff who are fully qualified in the safe use and handling of pesticides, which gives us an edge over other contractors, who simply cannot compete when it comes to productivity and safety.

We offer advice on best practice and pesticide use from fully qualified agronomists, a weed spraying service using mechanical and manual spray applicators, pre- and post-emergence control including residual herbicides and slug pelleting and supplying industry-leading pesticide products. Our compact machines can carry 600–800 l of water with a total spraying width of 8–12 m, enabling us to get into difficult areas that large agricultural machinery cannot without compromising efficiency.

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ATV is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.