Tree Pollarding is a service that involves the regular pruning of a tree in a way that promotes dense regrowth from a specific point, called a pollard. This is done by cutting back branches to a specific point, typically a few inches or feet above the ground, which encourages new growth from the remaining stubs.
This pruning method was traditionally used to provide wood for fuel, or to maintain trees in areas where they would otherwise grow too large, such as beside roads, or in urban areas. Pollarding can be used to maintain trees in a specific size or shape or to reduce their overall height.
We will first evaluate the tree and determine the best method for pollarding it safely and efficiently, taking into consideration factors such as the species of the tree, its age and size, as well as the surrounding area. The tree surgeon will then use specialized tools such as chainsaws, handsaws, or pole pruners to carefully cut back the branches to the designated point while leaving enough growth to promote new growth.
It is important to note that not all tree species are suitable for pollarding, and the tree must be healthy enough to withstand regular pruning. In addition, pollarding should only be done by a qualified tree surgeon who understands the biology and structure of the tree and can determine the appropriate cutting points. Pollarding should be done on a regular basis as it needs to be maintained to keep the tree in shape, It’s generally done every 3-5 years.