Tree Pollarding

What is pollarding?

The term ‘pollard’ refers to (like coppice) a very old method of pruning trees, originally used to cultivate wood. This wood was then be used for many applications e.g. ship building, stakes, telegraph poles.

It was an alternative to coppicing, which was carried out closer to the ground; the reason for the pollard was to protect new growth from cattle. A pollard is pruned higher up on the stem.

A pollard is the operation of forming a “knuckle” or “bole” by removing growth back to the same point on a regular basis. This allows the tree to be kept within a maintainable size and can often result in an aesthetically pleasing crown once established.

PollardingYou will often see street trees pruned in this way; it is a method which allows us to preserve our mature trees but at the same time not impeding on close proximity structures.

Only certain species of tree can withstand such pruning. Lime trees are a commonly pollarded tree, as well as Willow, Horse Chestnut, London Planes and several more. We can identify your tree and advise which operation will be most beneficial for your tree.

How we can help

We will:

  • Advise you whether or not your tree can be pollarded
  • Provide fully qualified tree surgeons to carry out the operation safely and efficiently
  • Give you great results in short amount of time
  • Provide an effective way to maintain the size of your tree

We can also provide assistance for Tree Preservation Orders and trees in conservation areas, as well as planting advice.

Tree Pollarding Leicester

For a free, no obligation site visit and quotation, give us a call today or request a callback.

Contact Information

17 Princess Drive, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE9 2DJ
Phone: 0116 239 0154
Mobile: 07824 884 709

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Jackie Ann Wray
Jackie Ann Wray
Thank you for the excellent and professional service you provided in the work of removing our over grown trees. Punctual for meetings and work, good price, friendly and helpful. Thanks
Michelle Louise Sherriff
Michelle Louise Sherriff
Very good service, very friendly, fair price and did a great job! Would recommend to all! Michelle & Sam
James Haycock
James Haycock
Big annoying tree. Good Sensible price. Brilliant follow up to enquiry. Excellent communication. Prompt and arrived when they said they would. Very professional service with no mess and all instructions carried out to the letter. Conversation was good. Only complaint... they made it look just so easy ... but it wasnt and glad I didnt do it. Big thanks.
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