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Flailing is powerfully cutting vegetation with a rotating drum that has heavy duty knives/blades or chains attached



Flailing is powerfully cutting vegetation with a rotating drum that has heavy duty knives/blades or chains attached. Flailing is often used to cut long grass, shrubs, brambles, hedgerows or other vegetation. The advantages of flailing are that it is fast, effective and usually the regrowth is slower.

The flail can be attached to the rear or side arm of our fleet of tractors so we can cut vegetation along steep banks.

Remote control flailing

Sometimes we work on steep or difficult environments and it is safer to use a remote-controlled machine.  The machine can work on steep banks.

Flailing Hedgerows

CGM Group are are regularly engaged to flail hedgerows. We ensure that the hedgerows are flailed between October to March so the birds will not be nesting and we will not cut the hedgerow shorter than 2 meters.  Generally, hedgerows do not need to be flailed every year, but every two or three years.

We take care not to flail the hedgerow at the same point otherwise this can lead to health of the hedgerow declining. Flailing can actually help hedgerows to regenerate, improve visibility and keep towpaths or pathways clear.

If there are trees in the hedgerows, we are careful to check for any existing Tree Preservation Orders (TPO).


CGM Group is an Award-Winning Regional Horticultural, Arboricultural and Landscaping Organisation. Our management team has a wealth of experience delivering small and large maintenance schemes across the region and consistently win industry awards


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Our History

Back in 1985, a young and very entrepreneurial Tim Glover, set off on his adventure to provide grass cutting services to the local community here in West Norfolk. He sold his personal vehicle to purchase a brand-new VW Caddy, and bought his first ride on lawn mower, his brother fabricated and made his first trailer.

Fast forward to today, we are trusted by some of the biggest and well-known businesses in the country to offer a broad range of green contracting services, however, we still look after the needs of our smaller and domestic customers too, maintaining the long-term relationship that first developed all those years ago.

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