The Norse Group has launched a new team of arborists in Norfolk, providing vital services to protect and care for trees and hedgerows across the county.

Forming part of the Group’s wider Total Facilities Management (TFM) Team – which also provides wider grounds maintenance services – the new Arboricultural Team will primarily undertake work on behalf of Norfolk County Council across a number of locations, including the management and maintenance of trees across the county’s highways network.

Around seven new staff will be recruited to the team; including arborists, climbers and ground operatives, who collectively bring over 26 years of expertise and experience in the field to meet even the most challenging of briefs.

Operating from two main bases in Norwich and King’s Lynn, the team will travel to sites across Norfolk – equipped with a brand-new fleet of vehicles and equipment; including chippers, chainsaws, lifters, loaders, stump grinders and climbing equipment.

And to support effective teamwork and clear communication, operatives will be using communication headsets for safe working in noisy urban environments, keeping the public safe at all times.

Following inspections and tree surveys, our teams will be dispatched to undertake vital maintenance work across rural and urban settings – including the removal of unsafe trees which could pose a danger to the public.

And by delivering a wide range of additional services ranging from tree pruning and hedge trimming, to woodland management and emergency call outs, the Arboricultural Team is ready for action.

Norse Group’s Head of Total Facilities Management, Dariusz Zawaluk, said: “We’re delighted to oversee the rollout of this exciting new service, expanding into new territory for us.

“Our TFM Grounds teams already do a fantastic job managing a wide portfolio of sites across Norfolk, and with the addition of our new arborist team, we will be able to further support our clients with a complete, all-encompassing service.

“I know that our new crews are as excited as we are and are raring to get on with the job at hand, helping to ensure the protection of trees and the wider public as they go about their work.”