Today one of the tree teams are going to carry out a Ash tree removal in Norfolk …
The tree is located at the end of a garden in Mattishall. The tree could have been straight felled onto a neighbouring field, so would have saved working at height, but we were informed too late and the farmer had crops in the field and as the tree was in such a poor state and very dangerous, the work had to be carried out immediately. On this occasion as the tree was too dangerous to climb the only safe option was to use a MEWP a Mobile Elevated Work Platform.
The day started with the usual risk assessment and wildlife survey and then the setting up of the site with tree cutting hazard signs and hazard tape.
Tom, one of our tree surgeons who holds a IPAF qualification allowing him to use a MEWP, started to make his way up the tree. This tree had lots of splits and cracks which could contain bats ( A highly protected species ) so Tom took a powerful torch to have a good look. You can also smell bats if they are present.
Norfolk Trees was established in 2002 by Ashley Barnes, we operate throughout Norfolk and East Anglia. Our tree surgeons are all fully qualified for the work which they undertake and have over years experience in all aspects of tree care, which include dismantling, felling, crown lifting and reductions, dead wood removal, formative pruning, tree surveys to BS5837, tree hazard reports, pest and disease diagnosis, bat inspections, stump grinding or treating and tree planting.
Our staff allow clients to be confident and assured of the quality of our work and a £10,000,000 public liability insurance offers peace of mind.
All work is carried out to BS3998 2010. In addition to domestic work we undertake commercial work for Local Authorities, Parish Councils and contract to the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland Council and Serco, South Norfolk Council, Broadland Council, NCC Highways, KierMG and Anglian Water along with numerous other clients. We are also approved by the Arboricultural Association and Norfolk County Council and are CHAS Accredited Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme.