Pollarding a Tree
Pollarding is a pruning technique which has been used for centuries. It is a process where the crown of the tree is removed and only the main tree trunk remains with a few short branches remain. There are a few trees which allow for pollarding, such as the Oaks (Quercus), Gum (Eucalyptus), Elder (Sambucus), Limes (Tilia x europaea), Eucalyptus, Mulberry (Morus), Ash (Franxinus), Elms (Ulmus), some Acer (A. negundo and its cultivars) species, Tulip tree (Liriodendron) and London Plane Trees (Platanus x hispanica). Even if you tree is not mentioned here, it doesn’t mean pollarding is not an option. Our Hull tree surgeons will check every tree on a case by case basis. We also offer crown shaping services which could also be suitable for your type of tree.