Pollarding is the process of selectively cutting branches to improve a tree’s appearance or health. Glasgow Green Tree Surgeons are experts in pollarding, which provides many benefits for your home and garden.
Benefits of pollarding
The benefits of pollarding include improved appearance and the health of the tree. It allows for better access to light, airflow and irrigation in a garden or home. Pollarding also helps prevent trees from becoming hazardous by preventing branches too low to the ground from becoming damaged during storms like high winds, heavy rain, snow, etc., from breaking off and causing damage below them before you have time to remove them.
When is pollarding not advised?
Pollarding should only be done on trees that are healthy and strong enough to survive the process. If you have a tree that is already struggling for some reason, pollarding could make it worse and cause further damage or even death.
The process we use for pollarding
Glasgow Green Tree Surgeons are experts when it comes to pollarding! Our top priority is safety, so we will only ever prune back your tree just enough – no more than that!
There are two main types of pollarding; stub-and-lift, where just part of the trunk is removed (up to half) so that new branches can regrow from there, and whole head removal, where all growth above one metre will be cut off at once but allowed to grow back again in time. We use both methods depending on how much work needs doing as well as what type of tree you want us to look after.