What is Pollarding?
Pollarding is the process of cutting back branches to the trunk of the tree to encourage new growth. This method helps maintain the health of a tree and can be carried out year upon year to keep a tree in good shape. Pollarding is beneficial to ensure larger trees in smaller spaces are kept at a manageable size and is often carried out on roadside trees to control the growth.
Pollarding is also recommended as an alternative to the more drastic option of tree felling. Trees that are diseased can often be saved using this method, eliminating the need to cut down the tree completely. Pollarding can also help maintain the stability of a tree, allowing it to grow to a much greater age than a non pollarded tree.
How we Carry out Pollarding
Our professional, local tree surgeons will be happy to offer you advice on this topic, just get in touch.
Trees on Private Land
Trees over Public Spaces
Trees which overhang roads or public spaces can become an issue when they get too large or overgrow their boundaries. If you have trees which are intruding into a public space (for example a public footpath) it is your responsibility to keep them maintained to an appropriate level and this is where we can help you. We will obtain all the relevant permissions for you and complete the work quickly and efficiently, making the whole process as simple as possible. We regularly work with Cambridgeshire County Council to pollard trees along roadsides and in public places to keep them maintained.
Trees protected by Tree Preservation Orders
We are qualified to work with trees that are protected by Tree Preservation Orders or in Conservation Areas. We will handle any applications to the council and paperwork to obtain permission for the works to take place, making the process as easy as possible for you.