Thursday, 29 August 2013

Pollarding and coppicing

Late winter is the best time to coppice and pollard (cutting back trees and shrubs hard). It promotes colourful young stems, ornamental foliage and rejuvenates plants that tolerate hard pruning.

Coppicing is pruning close to the base of the plant, pollarding is pruning back to a trunk or stem.


Some say coppicing makes a tree look a bit like a hedgehog on a stick.

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