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Chelmsford pollarding services

Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would growing naturally

Here at SL Landscape we are Chelmsford pollarding services specialists. It is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height.

Pollarding is when you remove al of the branches and just leave the stump and let epicormic growth form a much smaller tree canopy, this should be repeated on a regular occurrence. For example 5 years rotation as epicormic shoots can form weaker growth points making them more prone to failure (only certain tree can cope with this method of management)

Nowadays pollarding is beneficial to our gardens for a wide range of reasons, it is an effective way to reduce the amount of shade can by trees, it prevents trees from outgrowing their local environment and can also be necessary in urban situations where trees might hinder neighbouring properties or overhead cables. Many different species of trees can be pollarded on a regular basis and in some cases it can be an effective way to rejuvenate a tree and to prolong its life.

Pollarding is best carried our during the dormant winter months, when the leaves of deciduous trees have fallen, its much easier to see the shape you are creating and theres less stress to the tree as there is minimal loss of sap. Insect and fungal infection is reduced during colds months, as these possible sources of infection are not active. Of course there are always exceptions and Walnut trees are best pruned in July.

For further information on our Chelmsford pollarding services or on any offer our others services we have to offer don’t hesitate to give us a call today. A member of our team will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.