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What is Tree Pollarding?
tree pollarding has been common since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. Pollards grow slowly, with narrower growth rings in the years immediately after cutting.
The union of the stem and pollard is called a knuckle; this is the point trees will be cut back to if already pollarded. Pollards will produce dense fast growth once cut that may be weaker than the original stems and will, therefore, require periodic removal to ensure branch stems do not snap out in high winds or of their own accord.
Specialists in all Species of Tree Pollarding
Oak Tree Pollarding
The English oak is probably the best-known tree in Britain and definitely the most common. Officially known by its Latin name as Quercus Robur, oak trees regularly grow in excess of 20 metres and sometimes up to 40 metres. The fact they grow so tall and have expansive canopies supported by strong branches is not an issue,
Willow Tree Pollarding
There are around 400 species of the willow tree, known in Latin as Salix meaning ‘sallow’. When mature, willow trees grow to around 10 metres tall and have long lifespans up to 300 years. Due to the breadth of the hanging canopies, dealing with a willow tree that needs pollarding does require specific knowhow, which thanks to our long term and wide-ranging experience as qualified tree surgeons, we can certainly offer.
Conifer Tree Pollarding
Conifer trees are well known for growing to soar heights, sometimes up to 100 metres. Of the Latin Pinophyta, there are many different types of conifer including yew, pine, cypress and Douglas fir. If you have any type of conifer on your land, perhaps as a hedge or even just a single tree and it needs pollarding,
Eucalyptus Tree Pollarding
The eucalyptus tree is an evergreen variety which benefits from expert attention including coppicing and pollarding. Providing they are regularly pruned, eucalyptus trees can be suitable for small gardens, but left unkempt they will grow to quite a height and even in normal conditions, they will easily shed bark and branches. If you have a eucalyptus tree it is important to have any dead wood removed regularly and if the tree has grown quite big it is a good idea to have it pollarded.
Cherry Tree Pollarding
Cherry belongs to the Prunus group of trees and there are various fruit-bearing species across Europe. Cherry trees can grow wide and tall, often up to 10 metres, and despite the fact they produce delicious fruit and beautiful cherry blossom, they can easily become unmanageable. If a cherry tree on your land needs cutting back, we can offer the knowhow required and offer a safe and cost-effective service.
Silver Birch Pollarding
The silver birch tree, known officially as Betula Pendula, is native to the UK. It can reach 30 metres in height and has a light canopy.
Ash Tree Pollarding
Ash trees, scientifically known as Fraxinus Excelsior, are native to the UK. They can live to a ripe old age of 400 years, although this can be even longer if they are professionally coppiced. Often reaching heights of around 35 metres, the ash tree is known for being tall and elegant, and it is common for them to grow together so that a domed canopy forms.
Plum Tree Pollarding
The plum tree comes from the family known as Prunus Domestica, which also produces damson and greengages. Plum trees are not native to the UK but are still fairly common. They do not grow very tall and are characterised by straight branches and spiny twigs. If you have a plum tree that needs cutting back or lifting,
Cedar Tree Pollarding
Cedar trees are imposing evergreen conifers. They are native to the Lebanon, eastern parts of the Mediterranean and areas of Asia, but fairly common now in the UK. The Latin name is Cedrus Libani and the wood is a natural insect repellent. Cedar trees generally grow to around 35 metres and they are distinctive by the fact that they have several trunks. D
Pine Tree Pollarding
There are a number of different species of pine trees. The Scots pine is one of the most common and is one of just three native to the UK. The Pinus Sylvestris as it is known will grow up to 35 metres in height and can live for up to 700 years.
Even if your pine tree has grown to an unruly state, and is of a particular height, we have the knowledge, manpower and experience to deal with pine tree pollarding cost-effectively and swiftly.
We are more than happy to offer our service to you and help in any way we can. quickly and efficiently. skill and reliability – and our affordable rates.
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