Professional Pollarding Service in Guernsey

Tree pollarding Guernsey wide is usually performed as a last resort. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. The entire crown of a tree is removed to leave only the main trunk system. It is common practice along roadsides to pollard trees, but on a domestic level it is more often advised to remove a tree and re-plant rather than pollard.

Although not the best option, sometimes tree pollarding Guernsey wide is the only way to retain a tree that may have been allowed to outgrow a given area. In this instance Tree Works can offer competitive prices and provide a professional service to pollard your trees.

What is Tree Pollarding? Guernsey Experts Explain.

In Guernsey, tree pollarding has been common since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. Pollards grow slowly, with narrower growth rings in the years immediately after cutting.

The union of the stem and pollard is called a knuckle; this is the point trees will be cut back to if already pollarded. Pollards will produce dense fast growth once cut that may be weaker than the original stems and will therefore require periodic removal to ensure branch stems do not snap out in high winds or of their own accord.