Today our tree surgeons in Holt have been working on a Oak tree. We have been removing dead wood on a declining mature Oak….
The tree was within a conservation area so before we could carry out any work we had to inform North Norfolk District Council.
The tree was a mature Oak and was in decline with a lot of die back and deadwood so technically we were removing dead wood. Under the new tree preservation order guidelines you don’t need consent from the district council to carry out the work. However we always notify them as to when the work is being carried out to save any problems with complaints from people and wasted journey’s from the local tree officer.
The day started by filling out a risk assessment followed by a survey for wildlife as Bats can sometimes by found in cavities and hazard beams so they needed a careful check before and during work as Bats are a highly protected species.
Once these were complete we set up the site using tree cutting signs and hazard tape, Tom then started to climb the tree to find a suitable anchor point to install his climbing line once this was in place he made his way to the first branch which needed works.
The job was to remove any smaller deadwood which was likely to fall in adverse weather conditions and to stabilize larger dead wood. This was done by removing the main part of dead branch and then carrying out some coronet cuts on the remaining dead stump.
A coronet cut is a cut made to resemble a natural fracture which creates excellent habitat for Invertebrates which in turn attracts various bird species, also where possible, we try to leave a log pile under the tree again to attract Invertebrates and Amphibians.
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.