Tree pollarding is an extreme form of pruning where the upper branches of a tree are removed; by doing this, it promotes a dense head of foliage and branches. Pollarding is most commonly used in urban areas to maintain trees at a suitable height and increase the amount of light in the surrounding area.
Due to the large amount of stress put on the tree from such a severe prune, only a few tree species are suitable to pollard. Generally speaking, it’s usually the broadleaf trees such as Horse chestnuts, Limes and London plane trees that react well to pollarding. That being said, no two trees are alike, and our expert arborists will assess the suitability of each tree individually.
After a tree has been pollarded, it is essential to re-pollard at regular intervals of every 3 to 5 years. If neglected, trees that have been pollarded can potentially fail due to the increased volume of regrowth from a single point.
Based in Fleet, we serve Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and London. We often work in Camberley, Farnborough, Farnham, Ascot, Reading, and Basingstoke, but we are happy to provide our expert Tree Pruning and Crown Reduction Services across the southeast.