Tree Pollarding In Kent

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.

Call or email today for a no obligation site visit, chat and quotation.