Pollarding involves the regular (annual or biannual) pruning back of branches to the same point

This results in the formation of a ‘pollard head.' Hortus often recommends the pollarding of certain trees as an alternative to removal, so as to retain a tree that may have outgrown its location, for example.

The re-growth may then be managed by Hortus as part of a long-term management plan, or even by the homeowner if circumstance allows.

Hortus can provide arboricultural consultation with reference to the suitability of trees for pollarding.