A few of the species that are excellent for tree pollarding in your landscape include: ash, London plank, lime, elm, oak, and tulip trees, to name a few. The annual pollarding and pruning of your plants and trees will keep the height of your plants and trees under control while maintaining the proper balance of light and space.
However, there are a few factors that should be considered before any cutting takes place. This is because cowboy traffickers destroy far too many gardens and good trees every year.
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Unqualified and unsolicited dealers are more interested with making a quick buck than they are with the long-term health of your garden. Poor tree work can also have an impact on the value of a property.
Our recommendation at The Tree Surgeon Glasgow is that you carefully consider the following do’s and don’ts of tree pollarding:
Consult with a competent tree surgeon or arborist for tree pollarding guidance on the best time to perform the procedure. It is possible that your tree is too young or that it will require more significant tree surgery.
If you’re concerned about your trees and shrubs expanding to be larger than the space you’ve designated for them, pollard them regularly. A garden is all about finding a way to keep the competition for space in check.
Pollard your yard or property if you realise that there is too much shade and not enough sunlight in your garden or on your property. A garden is all about striking a balance between competing for light and other factors.
If expansion has the potential to disrupt utilities (such as electrical lines, phone cables, street lighting, and so on), pollard the area. Please keep in mind that professional tree surgeon guidance and assistance is absolutely necessary in this situation.
Continue to cut your tree pollarding on a yearly basis to keep it looking good. A tree that has been allowed to grow unrestrained in a confined place can be more expensive and difficult to pollinate than a tree that has been maintained on a regular basis.
Don’t hire someone to do any pollarding in the fall season. Pruning cuts can make it very easy for decay fungi (particularly bracket fungi) to begin growing on your tree, which can lead to the death of your tree. Rot and decay in your tree’s heartwood might be caused by the presence of these fungal species. If this occurs, the structure may fail, and you, as the proprietor, will be held legally liable for the damage caused.
If pollarding entails working at a height, climbing, using ladders, or using a chainsaw, do not attempt it yourself. Instead, hire a professional. If you’re not qualified, don’t take the chance, no matter how enticing it may be.