A common question asked in tree surgery is ‘What is pollarding?’ - Pollarding is a tried and tested method of pruning trees, originally used to cultivate wood.

The wood would then be used for many applications such as stakes and telegraph poles (still seen today). Pollarding is a method that allows you to preserve your mature trees whilst at the same time not impeding on structures in close proximity. The trees are allowed to be kept within a maintainable size and will often result in a very aesthetically pleasing crown once pollarding is complete.

It is important to remember that a pollarded tree should be regularly maintained to prevent the regrowth attaining a size where it could potentially break out.  We recommend a pollarding cycle of 2-3 years subject to species.