Occasionally trees will naturally shed small dead twigs and branches which is normally nothing to be concerned about.

However large quantities of deadwood in the tree can become hazardous either by being shed or blown out in strong winds.

Each tree will be inspection before works commences, a tree may not need all deadwood removed as it can be beneficial to species of insects and birds.

Large dead wood should be removed when a tree is overhanging targets such as roads, Public footpaths, buildings etc.

When deadwood removal is carried out the tree surgeons will inspect the crown for other potential hazards, they may also remove diseased , damaged, dying and crossing branches most of which are potential hazards if left in the crown.


When our tree surgeons carry out deadwood removal they will generally remove or stabilize large dead wood and also remove smaller dead wood down to approx 40mm. Deadwood removal can be carried out at any time of year and will not effect the health of the tree in any way.

Deadwood removal will also approved the look of a tree especially some of the softwoods ie Cedars, Pines etc.

Techniques Used

Our tree surgeons will generally climb when removing deadwood from trees as in most situations not all areas of the crown can be accessed with a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform).


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.