Today our team of experienced tree surgeons in Norfolk have been busy crown reducing a large mature Oak tree….. The tree was located on a housing estate which is managed by a company who looks after all the grounds maintenance. The tree was damaged by recent storms and half of the crown had had been lost creating a large wound on the main trunk.
We were asked to do a climbing inspection of the remaining tree to check the stability of the crown.
Our conclusion was that the tree needed a heavy reduction to try and preserve it.
The tree was located within a conservation area so before any work could take place we had to fill in a tree work application form and send this to the district council to get consent for the work.
The application was sent in with site plans and a copy of the climbing survey/report which we had carried out.
The application for work within a conservation area takes about six weeks for the council to process, so we had enough time to pencil the work in for a suitable day well in advance.
On the day the team turned up and before any work was carried out the team carried out a on site risk assessment and set up the site.
Give take traffic management was then set up as the tree was located on the verge next to a quiet estate road with a speed limit of 20mph.
We decided to use a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) on this because of the storm damage so this was also set up within the work area.
The tree was reduced using rigging kit to avoid any damage to the near by fencing and garden sheds the braches being lowered one by one to the ground.
The brash was then cross cut and stacked ready for chipping and the log wood was stacked under the tree and left for the local residents for firewood.
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 tree 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.