Tree Removal in Norfolk

Today one of our tree teams have been doing some tree removal in Norfolk. They have been removing a fallen Willow tree from the river Wensum in Norwich…
 
The job was for Anglian Water in Taverham. The tree had fallen over in the storms over the winter and due to the high water levels we had to wait to remove it.
The tree was a twin stemmed Willow and one of the stems was almost completely submerged by the water, this stem was being left in the river as Natural England had suggested this to Anglian Water as its varies the speed of the water flow and creates habitat.
 
The first thing we had to do was work out the best way of removing the tree from the river, what we decided in the end was to anchor in to a neighbouring tree and then walk out on the fallen tree and remove it sectionally.
 
So once decided how the work was being done we carried out a risk assessment checked for nesting birds and set up the site. Tom then made his way up the neighbouring tree and out onto the tree over the river, we then threw him a working rope which he tied onto a branch, this was then cut of and the ground staff dragged it to the bank and stacked it into piles ready for chipping later. This process was repeated until all the branches and wood had been removed.
 
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.