Almost all trees can be pruned, but not all trees are suitable for pollarding, but for those that are, it can be an effective way to maintain them. We offer pollarding services across Surrey & Hampshire

Why Pollard a tree?

Pollarding is a type of tree pruning that involves the reduction of a tree to a basic framework or a stem. It is a technique that proves useful in managing fast-growing trees, or as a course of action upon catastrophic failure.

This type of pruning, often observed on city streets, may appear harsh, but it can be an efficient way of managing trees with limited space. Once a tree has been pollarded, it is generally re-pollarded every 3 to 5 years as part of a management plan, giving the tree ample time to recover.

When undertaken correctly, pollarding can significantly improve the tree’s appearance, vitality and safety.

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Or check out our blog post on pollarding and species suitability.

Can you pollard my tree?

Native Forest has multiple active tree management contracts which includes pollarding, so we know exactly what we’re doing.  Many species of tree can be pollarded. However, some species are not suitable for this type of pruning and can result in killing the tree. Therefore, it is important you get a local qualified tree surgeon to undertake the work.

More information on suitable species can be found on our “pollarding guide”.

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