Willow pollarding Patney, near Devizes

Pollarding is a method of pruning that keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow.

The image shows Tom putting the finishing touches to a large willow Pollard on an SSSI clearance project.

Sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) are protected by law to conserve their wildlife or geology.

Natural England can identify land you own or occupy as an SSSI – this is called being designated.

Check out the gov.uk website to see how you are affected.   Link here.

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Tree clearance Patney, near Devizes

The picture shows the final stretch of tree clearance over a tributary to the River Avon undertaken in October.  Our task was to clear about a one mile stretch of the trees that were obstructing the waterway.  It was wet underfoot and wetter outside, but it was a good job done and the waterway is now clear of vegetation for the next 20 years.   See also our post on willow pollarding, as part of the same project.

Patney is in the Vale of Pewsey about 4.5 miles south-east of Devizes.

See our brief video showing the removal of self-set Alder trees

See our web page on Planned Tree Management