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Tree pollarding is an important part of tree maintenance. Finding a tradesman for the job may seem like it would be an arduous task, but it is much easier through Plentific. The Plentific website can generate a bespoke list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer the services and expertise you need for your job, and to help you compare them quickly you will also get convenient access to customer ratings and reviews for each of your choices.
What do you need to know about tree pollarding?
‘Pollarding’ is the act of pruning trees to restrict their growth. It starts when a tree reaches a certain height and is usually done annually, so finding a good tradesman one year can help you avoid the stresses of a new tradesman search the next. It is best to avoid having the work done in autumn, as decaying fungi can get into the pruning cuts. That being said, tree surgeons can be extremely busy in certain months, so collect several quotes to make sure you get a competitive rate. It is best to speak to an arborist about your situation - certain trees will need pollarding at different times of year, and if you live in a conservation area then you will have to do any work in accordance with local law.
The cost of tree pollarding will usually depend on the size and species of the tree. Restricting growth on a well established tree may require climbing, additional safety equipment and dangerous tools like chainsaws. Make sure your tradesman is a qualified arborist: they may have approval from the Arboricultural Association or a similar national tradesmans’ organisation. A professional should be able to provide evidence of their qualifications and experience, in addition to reviews and ratings from previous clients. Due to the potential danger of the work it is fundamental that you make sure your final choice is fully covered against accidental damage and liabilities.