This week our fully insured tree surgeons in Norfolk have been dismantling a large mature Horse Chestnut….
The tree had been in decline for about 6 years and this year it struggled to come into leaf, and when it did finally leaf only half the crown had any leaf on.
The tree was covered by a tree preservation order so the first thing we had to do was apply for consent to remove the tree from Breckland District Council, you have to do this with any tree covered by a TPO (Tree Preservation Order) or within a conservation area. This involves downloading and sending in a tree application form, these are available from all the district council websites.
Once we had consent to carryout the work we had to book in a date with the client as the tree was located on the boundaries of care home and next to a school they needed a couple of weeks to organize parking etc.
When we arrived on site the first thing was to carryout and fill in a risk assessment and set up the site, we also had to install traffic management as the tree also overhung a road.
Tom was going to climb as there was limited access to use a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) and also the tree was a lot taller than the MEWP which was available.
Norfolk Trees was established in 2002 by Ashley Barnes and we operate throughout Norfolk and East Anglia.
Our tree surgeons are all fully qualified for the tree work which they undertake and have many 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 fully trained 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.