Tree Pollarding In South London
Tree pollarding is a method of tree pruning that involves heavily cutting back the entire tree to its trunk and a few upper branches.
Our clients choose to pollard trees for many reasons, but it’s most often used to manage the size and spread of the tree.
For tree maintenance and pollarding in Croydon, Crystal Palace, Bromley, Bexley, Clapham, Richmond and the surrounding South London areas, contact South London Tree Surgery today.
We’re NPTC qualified, insured by £10m of Public Liability and £10m employers liability protection and experienced in pollarding trees throughout Greater London.
Furthermore, we hold numerous accreditations, including Alcumus SafeContractor, CHAS, QMS ISO9001 and ISO14001.
Other benefits of tree pollarding include:
Opportunity For A Tree Survey
Pollarding will allow you to assess the trees’ health, as any diseases or decay will be noticeable during the pollarding process.
Removing any dead or diseased limbs will improve the trees’ health.
Reduced Risk Of Damage
Correctly pollarding your tree will reduce the risk of large branches falling and causing damage to your property or nearby public areas. Maintaining your tree if the upper branches extend over a public pathway or road is especially important.
The removal of excess tree branches will allow more low-reaching sunlight.
Not All Trees Are Suitable For Pollarding
Only certain species of tree are suitable for pollarding; for example, lime, ash and London plane react very well to being pollarded.
Other deciduous broadleaf trees and evergreens (such as confers) do not.
Ideally, trees should be pollarded in infancy as mature trees can go into shock, experience dieback and even die entirely. The best way to avoid shocking a tree is to pollard it in late winter when it is dormant.
As you can see, there are many things to consider before pollarding a tree, so we recommend consulting a professional arborist.
Due to the complexities involved, you should instruct an experienced, qualified and fully insured tree surgeon to complete the work.
Our Tree Pollarding Service
Our South London tree surgeons are NPTC qualified, and we have £10m public liability and employee liability insurance, which covers all eventualities.
We also complete all pollarding operations using BS3998:2010 British Standard Guidelines for Tree Work.
If you have any questions concerning our tree pollarding service or would like a free, no-obligation quotation, Contact Us today.