Tree Work In Norfolk

Today our tree surgeons are carrying out some tree work in Norfolk….  The job was to dismantle a Hornbeam in a confined space, as the tree was dead and to hazardous to climb we decided to use a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform).


We arrived on site about 7.30 and started to fill in a written risk assessment for the site, we then carried out a wildlife survey and set out the site using tree cutting warning and footpath closed signs, closing the footpath before the MEWP arrived. Rory one of are staff who holds a IPAF qualification was going top go up in the MEWP basket to carry out the dismantle.

The rest of us were responsible for cross cutting and stacking the brash as it come down from the tree, it was place into neat piles ready for chipping later.

Once Rory had dismantled the tree to a suitable height to fell he came down to help chip the piles of brash into the back of a truck before we felled the main trunk.


After all the brash was clear we felled the main trunk, this was then cross cut into manageable pieces and lifted onto one of the trucks.

The job took us around 3 hrs to complete from start to finish.

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