London Tree Surgeons, pollarding two Lime trees with Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) in Islington, North London. March 2015 before leaves are produced or nesting birds appear. 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.
Trees are inspected for wildlife first before work is carried out.
also see; our page on Lime Trees