Site Clearance in Norfolk

This week we have been carrying out some site clearance in Norfolk…
The work is being undertaken for Anglian Water and the job is to clear a young tree belt so a new pipe can be laid.
 
The week started with a site meeting to discuss were the location of the pipe was going to be, we then carried out the risk assessment and wildlife survey. There was a lot of vegetation to search through and being very close to the bird nesting season this can take up to a couple of hours to complete.
 
It was then time to start removing the trees and vegetation, on this site we had a three man team one using the chainsaw and two following behind chipping the brash. Where possible we were trying to preserve the trees and crown lifting the canopy rather than removing them completely. On this site all the brash could be chipped and left on the ground In heaps so we decided to use a tracked chipper making easier to move the machine around the site.
 
All the wood from this job was stacked into habitat piles throughout the site, this creates excellent habitat for amphibians.
 
The job took four days to complete and the job was finished in time for the birds to start nesting.
 
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.