What Is Pollarding: Tips On Pollarding A Tree

By Teo Spengler Pollard tree pruning is a method of trimming trees to control their mature size and shape, creating a uniform, ball-like canopy. The technique is often used on trees planted in an area where they cannot be allowed to grow to their full size. This might be because of other trees in the vicinity, or because the tree is planted in space restricted by power lines, fencing or some other impediment. Read on to learn more about pollarding a tree. What is Pollarding? What is pollarding and how do you do it? When you do pollard tree pruning, you cut off the central leader of the tree and all lateral branches to the same general height within a few feet of the tree crown. The height is at least 6 feet above the ground so that grazing animals do not eat new growth. You also remove any lower


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