Lime tree pleaching London tree surgeons

Lime tree pleaching London tree surgeons – Job Profile

Pleaching or plashing is a technique of interweaving living and dead branches through a hedge for stock control.

Trees are planted in lines, the branches are woven together to strengthen and fill any weak spots until the hedge thickens. Branches in close contact may grow together, due to a natural phenomenon called inosculation, a natural graft.

Pleach also means weaving of thin, whippy stems of trees to form a basketry effect.

Lime trees take well to pleaching and this is a fine example of work in  progress at All Saints Church in Highgate North London.

Also see Lime trees – tree pruning

Post Author: LondonArborist

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