The view from the road gives an indication of the mass of timber on the hill. Some of the trees on the slopes we are dealing with are big! The compound in the forest that serves as the operations centre for the Glen Righ team. Behind the scenes the team have been constructing gabion walls to strengthen the hill face above the A82… …installing netting on the cliff face to prevent loose rocks from falling to the road…. …and erecting catch fencing high up on the hillside – all essential safety mechanisms required to get this job done safely. And our team need to be protected as well. Working on the hill is a dangerous job that requires safety equipment, care and extreme attention to detail. But even with all of these safety precautions in place, you can see from this image that additional traffic management measures are required to protect members of the public. As well as temporary traffic lights and coned off sections of road – we will be using mobile safety barriers to protect traffic on the road as the team work on the hill above. And this is the reason why. This composite image – taken during an operation in Wales several years ago in conditions very similar to those at Glen Righ – shows a tree that slipped it’s chokering system, slid through 100m of standing forest, crossed and blocked the main road and came to rest overhanging the River Wye. Thankfully, no-one was hurt – but the road was closed for over an hour before it could be cleared up.