Pollarding trees

 

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Pollarding refers to pruning a tree’s branches right back to the trunk or stem so that it will produce a dense growth of new shoots. It is often used in cities and parks to inhibit growth branches which might cause an obstruction.

Trees suitable for pollarding

  • Beech (Fagus )
  • Black locust Robinia pseudoacacia
  • Catalpa Catalpa
  • Hornbeam Carpinus 
  • Horse chestnut Aesculus  hippocastanum
  • Linden Tilia
  • London plane tree Platanus x acerifolia
  • Mulberry Morus 
  • Redbud Cercis canadensis
  • Tree of Heaven Ailanthus altissima
  • Willow Salix