Sectional Tree Felling in Norfolk

Today we have been doing some sectional tree felling in Norfolk…
The work is to sectional fell a Willow and is being carried out for Anglian Water in Heigham Street Norwich.
 
We received a call on Wednesday from Anglian Water to say that they had a tree which had split and half of it was laying across the river Wensum and that the Environment Agency had told them that they had to remove it as soon as possible.
 
We arrived on site about 8.00am and signed in then made are way down to the river to asses the site. First thing we did was a risk assessment and as working near water all ground staff had to wear life jackets not the easiest thing to wear when doing tree work but if you was to fall in with full protective kit on it would be very hard to swim.
 
Once the risk assessment was complete we completed a wildlife survey checking for nesting birds and bats etc, this is very important this time of year especially with Ivy covered trees, all birds nests are legally protected by law, once all these tasks were complete we could then start work.
 
Today Chris was going to climb so started making he way up the tree inspecting for birds nest etc while making his way to the top of the tree, the rest of us were in charge of stacking the brash and wood into habitat piles along the side of the river.
 
Norfolk Trees operate throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. All our work is carried out to BS3998 2010 standards and we carry out both domestic and commercial work with clients including Local Authorities, Parish Councils and contract work to the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland Council and Serco, South Norfolk Council, Broadland Council and NCC Highways.
 
We are also approved by the Arboricultural Association and Norfolk County Council and are CHAS Accredited. We also have a £10,000,000 public liability insurance providing peace of mind for all clients.