Today our tree surgeons are in Wells, North Norfolk. The tree is outside the conservation area so no form filling for this one. The job is the sectional felling of a Eucalyptus tree. Eucalyptus are fast growing and not really suitable for planting in small gardens….
The tree is located next to the house and overhanging some BT cables so the customer has asked us to remove the tree completely and also treat the stump as Eucalyptus will generally regenerate new growth from the stump once felled.
The day started with the routine risk assessment looking for risks and then stating what measures can be put into place to lessen or eliminate the risk, we then did the wildlife survey checking for signs of nesting birds in the surrounding area all nesting birds are protected by law Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981.
Today Tom decided he would climb so started to make his way up the tree while the rest of us set up the site using tree cutting warning signs and hazard tape. Once Tom was at the top of the tree he installed his climbing line and a pulley block for the working rope then made his way to the first cutting point a limb overhanging a wire. Once in place we gave the all clear to start cutting, most of the tree had to be lowered because of the overhead wires and house nearby.
The ground staff we in charge of the lowering and also the cross cutting, stacking and chipping of the brash once it had reach the ground, all the wood was also stacked into neat heaps as the customer wanted to keep it for there fire.
Once all the tree had been felled we had to treat the stump to kill it, this involved using ECO Plugs these are small plugs which are inserted into a predrilled holes around the outside edge of the stump about 10cm apart, each plug contains a dose herbicide which is released once inserted into the stump.
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.