A traditional form of tree cares often seen in large cities where the street trees are well maintained on a regular basis. It involves the removal of the majority of the crown of the tree to form a good structure for new growth. Pollarding is only suitable for certain species of trees.
Pollarding has evolved from the ancient practice of Coppicing whereby trees were routinely cut down to ground level so that they would re-shoot. This was and still is a form of farming trees and is still widely practiced in Kent and all over the U.K.
This method of a tree management the main leading stem of a young tree will be removed to encourage regrowth. The regrowth that then occurs can be regularly removed (re-pollarding) back to the same point (the pollard head).
Eden Dene Tree Services has a professional tree surgeon to carry out heavy pruning operations such as pollarding.
Why Pollarding is Required
Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height. This will create a dense canopy of vigorous new growth which looks attractive and creates less shade. Once pollarded, your tree will need to re-pollarding at intervals of 3-5 years.
Since the leaf-carrying branches are thin, there is less crown weight and therefore less wind resistance and of course, less to fall on the heads of passers-by. The act of pollarding a tree also is said to increase its lifespan as it keeps the tree in a partially young state.
Pollarding Contractors in London
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