Tree Surgeons in Swaffham

Today our tree surgeons are hard at work in Swaffham… We are dismantling some Poplar trees. The trees are growing along a ditch and the customer has had some fail in the recent weather he is now concern as the remaining trees are very exposed to the wind, We decided to sectional fell the remaining trees as they are in close proximity to the house.  We arrived on site about 8.00am and carried out a risk assessment and wildlife survey and put out the appropriate signs etc, the ground was very wet so we had to climb instead of using a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform) this would have been unstable in these sort of conditions.

We decided that we would share the climbing duties Rory decided he would start so proceeded to make his way up the tree to find a suitable anchor point for his main climbing line, once this was in place he made he way to the first cutting point and after the ok from the ground staff started to remove branches Fred and Chris then cross cut the branches and stacked them in a neat pile ready to process into chip later, the logs were also stacked into a neat heap to keep the work area clean and avoid creating a trip hazard.

Rory continued to remove branch after branch until the only thing what was left was the main trunk,  this was then dismantled section by section until we were at a point where we could fell it, some of the  brash and wood was then laid out ready to fell the trunk on to this helps when cross cutting the wood and also helps to soften the impact from the falling trunk to avoid making a deep rut. Once the tree was down we then proceeded to chip the brash this was done this was done after to avoid communication breakdown between climber and ground staff. The trees were all safely down by day three and day four was spent tidying the garden.


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 reportspest and disease diagnosis, bat inspectionsstump 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.