If you own land, want to develop land, or are thinking about buying a particular piece of property, then you are going to need a tree survey. Simply put, a tree survey is an inspection of all the trees, shrubs and vegetation on the piece of land. This inspection collects a range of information about the trees. It is done through a systematic approach to find any and all defects, as well as information regarding the trees.


Tree Surveys


Tree surveys are completely impartial and can help you figure out anything from what type of tree is on your land to whether or not there are any tree hazards. A tree survey will help you manage your trees as well as give you valuable information as to the age, condition and type of trees you have.


Before getting into specifics, you should know what a tree survey can do for you. We will be able to draw up a tree safety Report, carry out tree hazard assessment surveys if needed, recommend remedial work that needs to be done, prepare budgets and estimates and carry out internal decay detection, thermal imaging and climbing inspections on trees that are suspected of being hazardous. A typical tree survey, whether done for a private homeowner or corporation will define management objectives which provide a balance between conservation and safety.


British Standard BS5837


Norfolk Trees work to British Standard BS5837. This is a guide on how to decide which trees should be retained and what the best way to protect them is when a site is being developed or when you have an individual reason for needing a tree survey done. The British Standard BS5837 is used by planners, builders, architects, engineers and anyone wanting to develop land, or those who are considered with their own care and protection of trees. The BS5837 helps to regulate which tree is of historical value or are rare species and which ones should be removed due to fungal decay or other safety reasons.


Surveys at best carried out from late September through to the end of October this is generally when Fungal fruiting bodies are present.

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.