What you need to know about tree pollarding from Take A Bough

Pollarding is a pruning system where the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide including in London, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height.

Our professional London Tree surgeons will be able to advise you about the types of trees that do well as pollards, these include broadleaved species such as beeches, oaks, maples, horse chestnuts, limes and London plane trees, a few conifers such as yews are also suitable.

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