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Professional Pollarding Service in Essex

Tree pollarding Essex wide is usually performed as a last resort. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. The entire crown of a tree is removed to leave only the main trunk system. It is common practice along roadsides to pollard trees, but on a domestic level it is more often advised to remove a tree and re-plant rather than pollard.

Although not the best option, sometimes tree pollarding Essex wide is the only way to retain a tree that may have been allowed to outgrow a given area. In this instance T.H Tree Services can offer competitive prices and provide a professional service to pollard your trees.

What is Tree Pollarding? Essex Experts Explain.

In Essex, tree pollarding has been common since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. Pollards grow slowly, with narrower growth rings in the years immediately after cutting.

The union of the stem and pollard is called a knuckle; this is the point trees will be cut back to if already pollarded. Pollards will produce dense fast growth once cut that may be weaker than the original stems and will therefore require periodic removal to ensure branch stems do not snap out in high winds or of their own accord.

Specialists in all Species of Tree Pollarding

Our tree pollarding experts have specialist knowledge of all the common species of trees in the UK including the following:

Oak Tree Pollarding

Our expertise in oak tree pollarding is well respected across Essex. The English oak is probably the best known tree in Britain and definitely the most common. Officially known by its Latin name as Quercus Robur, oak trees regularly grow in excess of 20 metres and sometimes up to 40 metres. The fact they grow so tall and have expansive canopies supported by strong branches is not an issue, as our in-depth experience in oak tree pollarding Essex wide and our specialist equipment allow us to tackle any task with ease.

Willow Tree Pollarding

There are around 400 species of willow tree, known in Latin as Salix meaning ‘sallow’. When mature, willow trees grow to around 10 metres tall and have long lifespans up to 300 years. We have particular expertise in dealing with willow tree pollarding Essex wide. Due to the breadth of the hanging canopies, dealing with a willow tree that needs pollarding does require specific knowhow, which thanks to our long term and wide ranging experience as qualified tree surgeons, we can certainly offer.

Conifer Tree Pollarding

Conifer trees are well known for growing to soaring heights, sometimes up to 100 metres. Of the Latin Pinophyta, there are many different types of conifer including yew, pine, cypress and Douglas fir. If you have any type of conifer on your land, perhaps as a hedge or even just a single tree and it needs pollarding, you can rely on our expertise to safely handle it. Even if you have a full row of exceptionally tall conifers, our Essex conifer tree pollarding experts will be able to find a solution to prune them back to perfection.

Eucalyptus Tree Pollarding

The eucalyptus tree is an evergreen variety which benefits from expert attention including coppicing and pollarding. Providing they are regularly pruned, eucalyptus trees can be suitable for small gardens, but left unkempt they will grow to quite a height and even in normal conditions they will easily shed bark and branches. If you have a eucalyptus tree it is important to have any dead wood removed regularly and if the tree has grown quite big it is a good idea to have it pollarded. Our eucalyptus tree pollarding service is available Essex wide and we are able to safely handle any job, regardless of the size of the tree.

Cherry Tree Pollarding

Cherry belongs to the Prunus group of trees and there are various fruit bearing species across Europe. Cherry trees can grow wide and tall, often up to 10 metres, and despite the fact they produce delicious fruit and beautiful cherry blossom, they can easily become unmanageable. If a cherry tree on your land needs cutting back, we can offer the knowhow required and offer a safe and cost effective service as specialist cherry tree pollarding experts Essex wide.

Silver Birch Pollarding

The silver birch tree, known officially as Betula Pendula, is native to the UK. It can reach 30 metres in height and has a light canopy. At T.H. Tree Services, we have developed specialist expertise in dealing with all the UK’s native tree species. If you have a silver birch tree that needs its overhanging canopy dealt with, you can rely on the capabilities of our silver birch tree pollarding specialists in Essex to do so quickly and efficiently.

Ash Tree Pollarding

Ash trees, scientifically known as Fraxinus Excelsior, are native to the UK. They can live to a ripe old age of 400 years, although this can be even longer if they are professionally coppiced. Often reaching heights of around 35 metres, the ash tree is known for being tall and elegant, and it is common for them to grow together so that a domed canopy forms. If you have an ash tree in Essex that needs pollarding, you can rely on the expertise of the tree surgeons at T.H. Tree Services to undertake the task professionally, safely and efficiently. Even if you have a row of ash trees that need attention, we can assist with a specialist ash tree pollarding service Essex wide.

Plum Tree Pollarding

The plum tree comes from the family known as Prunus Domestica, which also produces damson and greengages. Plum trees are not native to the UK but are still fairly common. They do not grow very tall and are characterised by straight branches and spiny twigs. If you have a plum tree that needs cutting back or lifting, we can help. Our qualified Essex plum tree pollarding specialists are experts in caring for many of the UK’s common tree species.

Cedar Tree Pollarding

Cedar trees are imposing evergreen conifers. They are native to the Lebanon, eastern parts of the Mediterranean and areas of Asia, but fairly common now in the UK. The Latin name is Cedrus Libani and the wood is a natural insect repellent. Cedar trees generally grow to around 35 metres and they are distinctive by the fact that they have several trunks. Despite the unusual shape, our Essex cedar tree pollarding experts are able to deal with cutting back a cedar tree’s canopy without issue, and it is no problem at all to reduce the canopy and branches of any cedar tree that is blocking light or causing other issues such as interfering with neighbouring property or overhead cables.

Pine Tree Pollarding

There are a number of different species of pine trees. The Scots pine is one of the most common and is one of just three native to the UK. The Pinus Sylvestris as it is known will grow up to 35 metres in height and can live for up to 700 years. Despite the looming height, the specialist Essex pine tree pollarding specialists at T.H. Tree Services can offer to deal with whatever needs to be done with absolute expertise and efficiency. Even if your pine tree has grown to an unruly state, and is of particular height, we have the knowledge, manpower and experience to deal with pine tree pollarding cost effectively and swiftly.

T.H. Tree Services is a local authority and Trading Standards approved tree surgeon with experience dating back to 2005. We are qualified, fully insured and standards compliant with complete adherence to health and safety legislation.

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