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What is Pollarding?

When pollarding a tree the branches are carefully cut back to a stub of a few inches. The process normally spurs the tree into a regrowth of more branches, which give pollarded trees a very distinctive look.

Pollarding is a very useful technique for a variety of reasons.It is commonly used in urban environments to prevent root invasion and control the overall size of the tree. Once a tree gets to a desired size then heavy pruning, leaving just a stump, will stunt further growth. It is important, however, that pollarding is done to a tree at the right time and then repeated every few years to maintain both the look and size.

The other traditional role of pollarding is to encourage fresh growth,  use as livestock feed and source of firewood.

Pollarding FAQs

Pollarding is a type of radical pruning that involves cutting off all the top branches of a tree. While not a practice that should substitute for professional pruning, it does have a role in tree management. Pollarding is used in urban tree management when there is risk of a tree getting too close to a structure, or when the canopy is blocking too much light from surrounding areas.
Done properly, pollarding will not have an adverse impact on a tree’s health.
Yes, a pollarded tree will grow back. Pollarding achieves the best results when it’s done on an ongoing basis, with each pollarding session promoting healthier and more shapely growth.
Pollarding is thought to help trees achieved longer lifespans by keeping them in a more juvenile condition. The weight of the top section of the tree is also reduced, lowering the risk of damage that may otherwise end the tree’s life.
The price of a pollarding job will depend on its scale and complexity. Our team will assess the job and put together a no-obligation quote, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision.

Areas we cover

London Pollarding

Our main areas are Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham, but we offer Pollarding in the following areas:

BR1. Bickley, Sundridge.

BR2. Bromley Common, Hayes, Shortlands, Keston, Leaves Green.

BR3. Beckenham, Eden Park, Park Langley.

BR4. West Wickham.

BR5. Petts Wood, Ruxley.

BR6. Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratts Bottom, Well Hill.

BR7. Chislehurst, Elmstead.

SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17. Lambeth, Southwark

SE2, SE18, SE28. Bexley, Greenwich

SE3. Blackheath

SE4. Brockley, Crofton Park

SE5. Camberwell, Denmark Hill

SE6. Catford, Hither Green

SE7. Greenwich, Charlton

SE8. Deptford, Evelyn

SE9. Eltham, Mottingham, Kidbrooke, Shooters Hill, New Eltham

SE10. Maze Hill, Greenwich

SE12, SE13. Lewisham

SE14. Lewisham, New Cross, Telegraph Hill

SE15. Peckham, Nunhead

SE19, SE20, SE26. Sydenham, Crystal Palace

SE21, SE22, SE24. Dulwich, Dulwich village, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill

SE23. Forest Hill, Honor Oak 

SE25, SE27. South Norwood, West Norwood, Gypsy Hill

SW2. Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill

SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16. Lambeth, Stockwell, South Lambeth, Pollards Hill

TN13. Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, Riverhead

TN14. Cudham, Knockholt, Shoreham, Otford

TN16. Westerham, Biggin Hill, Tatsfield

CR0. Croydon, Sutton

CR2. Sanderstead, Selsdon.

CR3. Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham.

CR5. Coulsdon, Chipstead.

CR6. Warlingham.

CR8. Purley, Kenley

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