Pollarding is generally defined as the complete removal or partial removal (semi-pollarding) of the branches of a tree, thus promoting a dense regrowth of epicormic branches and foliage from dormant buds beneath the bark. It is mainly used today in urban areas to maintain trees at a desirable size for the space in which they occupy; however it can be implemented as a pruning method for many trees. Species such as Horse Chestnut, Field Maple, Ash and Willow respond very well to such pruning techniques and can prolong the life of a tree as an alternative to complete removal. Whilst this technique was originally used to produce timber in various sizes on a regular basis, it is now widely used as a management tool for trees on a cycle of 1 to 5 years to limit their size and maintain their overall vigour.
Tree Pollarding services include:
- Pollarding of trees too large for the area in which they occupy. Sometimes Tree Pruning is more suitable.
- Pollarding unhealthy trees with an aim to prolonging the trees life. Not always possible and sometimes better to remove the tree, see Tree Removal for details.
- Regular pollarding of Willows, Limes and other species which are grown in this manner.
- Re-pollarding of existing and lapsed pollarded trees.
- Tree Preservation Order (TPO) and Conservation Area work undertaken. We will act as 'agent' for submitting the paperwork as required.
- Access by rope and harness or cherry picker access platforms (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms - MEWP's)
- Branches and timber will be lowered using ropes and rigging equipment where necessary to avoid property damage.
- All brash will be cleared, chipped and removed from site, logs can either be processed on site or removed.
- Roadside works available including traffic management as required.
- All waste removed and processed in accordance to current legislation. Kent Gardening & Tree Surgery hold a waste carriers permit.
- Available across Kent to home owners or commercial properties.
- All work fully risk assessed and insured - see Qualifications and Insurance for more details.
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