Pollarding is when the branches and stems are pruned to a lower height that is now practical for a new crown of foliage to appear and take shape over the future years. Trees that have been pollarded generally prosper from having a new lease of life, fibrous roots are stimulated from a hard prune and it is recommend as an alternative to felling a tree and losing it forever. Also when a large tree is suffering a disease and is dearly loved, pollarding can result in a safe, albeit shorter and different shaped tree for as many years as Mother Nature dictates.

As a result you are left with literally a large trunk in your garden, but wait and see how it regrows into a completely new shape fit for the upcoming years. Sometimes the customers have bought a house and are made aware they’ve a previously pollarded tree in their garden and need to prune it back to its old pollarded points as a form of tree management and avoid the newer growth being clustered and splitting out into the main trunk if left untouched, therefore there is a certain amount of time between re-pollarding that is dependent upon species also.

With that in mind some trees respond well to such a method than others. Lime, Willow, Poplar, Oak, Chestnut and Ash respond well. Whereas Conifers, Birches, Beech do not heal beyond natural growth points and will die back and may attract disease.

Please get in touch for a free no obligation quote for tree pollarding on 01508 218657 or
07818 418074 or email

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