Tree Surgeons in Norwich

Today our tree surgeons in Norwich have been carrying out some reduction work on a Horse Chestnut tree…
The tree is located just outside Norwich and is in a conservation area.

The work has took approximately two months from quoting for the work to completing the work. The first step is to go to site and look at what works need to be done to the tree, this then needs to be listed and sent in on a tree works application form to the local district council who our responsible for the area in which the work is to be done.

Once the application has been sent in the council will send a letter of recognition and have six weeks to respond to the suggested work, if you do not hear from them by the date on the recognition letter you can carry out the suggested tree works.


The recommendation on this tree was a reduction in height to 11m, and a reduction in the crown radius to not less than 5m, this work was recommended as the tree had previous poor reduction work, which in turn had caused decay and dieback within the crown.


We arrived on site around 8.30 and started with a site risk assessment, once complete we started to set out the site using tree cutting hazard signs and hazard tape.

We then surveyed the site for wildlife and started work. Its Tom and chris who were climbing today both reducing a side of the crown each the rest of us were directing the climbers and clearing and stacking brash and wood.
Most people are now keeping any wood as a lot now have wood burners, the wood itself can be cut into logs foe additional cost this saves the customer time and work cutting it to length. Another advantage of this is that the would seasons quicker once cut up.

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 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.

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