Tree removal for this Exmouth customer’s front garden contained a Birch tree whose enormous size and presence was a large obstruction to the front garden. It caused a lot of maintenance for the customer who was constantly raking up falling leaves. Additionally, it limited them to what they could do with the garden because of the sheer volume the Birch was taking up. The Birch tree was removed without issue, despite being close to the road. A very low-profile and safe stump was left in the ground.
In the back garden, an Ash tree located next to a fence had also begun to grow too large, causing a foreboding shadow in the summer and overhanging into a neighbours garden all year-round. The Ash tree was re-pollarded, taking huge amounts of the branches away whilst leaving enough for the Ash tree to still live and grow back given enough time. Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches.
Pollarding is a tree pruning technique that develops a framework of bare scaffold branches with a gnarly knob at the end of each branch. Every spring numerous straight long and leafy sprouts emerge from these knobs to produce a dense, shady canopy. As far as we know pollarding started in the Middle Ages in Europe in order to produce kindling for fireplaces and fodder for livestock. Nowadays we pollard to manage the size of a tree that is too large for its space and/or to create a formal look in the landscape.
A formal garden can be created in so many other ways. So if you prefer to see smaller trees chosen for smaller spaces, call me for a quote and some creative input!