Pollarding

Pollarding is a similar system of tree and woodland management as Coppicing, but the tree is pruned around 1.5 metres or higher off the ground after the tree has established a strong, healthy trunk.

This method is preferred where cattle or pests such as deer might eat young shoots and damage the crop of useful wood, for example, willow trees.

Pollarding is also used as a method of pruning street trees where the species, horse chestnut for example, would otherwise grow too large for the space available.

 

pollarded willow by stream, pollarding


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