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tree pollarding services in Chelmsford

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

 

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

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

Nowadays pollarding is beneficial to our gardens for a wide range of reasons, it is an effective way to reduce the amount of shade made 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 out 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 cold months, as these possible sources of infection are not active. Of course there are always expectations and Walnut trees are best pruned in July

For further information on our tree pollarding services in Chelmsford, 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.