Lime trees are often maintained as ‘pollards’. This is where a tree has grown too big for the location. It is then fairly heavily reduced by pruning back to bare stumps. The tree then produces new shoots from those stumps.
Here we are reducing a London plane tree. Q: What is London’s most common tree? A: This is, after extensive planting during Victorian times. They are easy to find in London’s roads and parks. They also produce fine filaments that
Willows grow back relatively quickly. We’d reduced this one two years previously. Here are the before and after photos showing our work reducing a willow. Someone else had pollarded this tree (cut back to bare stumps) before we got to
Here are the results of our work reducing a bay tree in a back garden in Islington. Bay trees can grow to 12m / 40 feet / four stories tall with the same width. Therefore it makes sense to keep