Tree Work in Norfolk

This week one of our teams has been doing some tree work in Norfolk..
The work was being carried out for the Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk. The job was some retrenchment pruning on a large declining Oak.

Retrenchment pruning is used to encourage growth lower down in the crown, it should ideally be done over a period of a few years if budget allows.
It can be done using different technique’s coronet cuts or winching of partly cut branches can be used to create natural looking fractures and tears.
With this tree we were on a tight budget so we had to complete the work as efficiently as possible and all in one go rather than in stages.
The day started with the usual risk assessment followed by a check for wildlife before we set up the site.
Tom and Chris were going to climb, we always try to use 2 climbers on larger tree reduction work, this helps with time spent working at height and it would also speed up ariel rescue if ever needed.
The rest of the team were responsible for cross cutting and stacking brash and wood as it came down from the tree the job took two full days for a team of four men.


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