Pollarding a large poplar in Devizes

This tree had not been pollarded by the previous tree surgeons when doing others on site last year due to the complexity of its position over the buildings/ sheds.  The tree’s limbs were overhanging the play area at Sixpenny Children’s Nursery in Devizes and, as the tree had been shedding limbs, quick action was required by Trevor, Steve and Rich.  All done now with a site safety survey due in the autumn.

Clearly, a case of Conservation Contractors reaching those parts where others can’t!!!

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Pollarding willows in Cricklade

What a difference a day or two makes!  Here are some pics of Trevor and Rich undertaking a re-pollard for Wiltshire County Council in Cricklade; started last Thursday in the snow and completed on Monday in the sunshine.  The job was to re-pollard five willow trees on an area of open space.  The trees had previously been pollarded and the height of the trees ranged from 12-20m.  Our Cherry Picker came in useful!

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Tree and hedge reduction and pollard in Glastonbury, Nov 2017

A trip to Glastonbury this week for an overdue pollard and hedge cut along the main road –
Before and after shots

There were two limes 70ft high,  pollarded to 3 m at the previous pollard points; the hedge was a mix of all sorts of native species and was 70m long.

All to allow light and sun to reach the building.

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For details of some of our other tree work see the link here

And for our tree survey services here

Pollarding willows at Durrington for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Trevor has been pollarding willows at Durrington for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust so they can use the branches and timber to reinforce the river banks

Durrington village lies about 2 miles north of Amesbury, 10 miles north of the city of Salisbury, and 2 1⁄2 miles northeast of the Stonehenge monument. It is on the eastern part of Salisbury Plain, the largest remaining area of chalk …

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Pollarding a hornbeam in Burbage

Rich, Matt and Geoff have been busy pollarding a hornbeam in Burbage, in the Vale of Pewsey.
Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height.

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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.

And for details of all our tree surgery capabilities please see our page here

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