Professional Tree Pollarding Services

Serving Hertfordshire & Devon

Looking to manage the shape and size of your tree whilst ensuring they remain healthy and safe? Whether you’re looking to reduce the volume of branches or promote denser foliage in the future, we can make that happen with tree pollarding. Get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.

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Local Tree Pollarding Service

Tree pollarding isn’t just about chopping the tops off trees; it’s a smart way to keep your trees healthy, safe, and looking good. This method trims back the upper branches to encourage a burst of new growth, keeping trees in check so they don’t get too big and become a hazard.

It’s especially handy in tight spots where you don’t want branches tangling with power lines, blocking views, or overstepping boundaries. Plus, it gives trees a neat appearance, boosting the look of your space.

It is sometimes done for aesthetic purposes and/or to keep a beloved tree from outgrowing its bounds, preventing removal, however, once a tree has been pollarded, it is good practice to re-pollard at regular intervals throughout the life of the tree. If left unmanaged, trees that have been pollarded can often fail due to the increased regrowth from one point. A regular maintenance schedule should be put in place to prevent the chance of failure.

Our team knows trees inside out and cares about keeping them in top shape while making sure they play nice with their surroundings. We use our know-how to pollard your trees carefully, making sure they stay healthy and live long. Our approach not only keeps your property safe and looking sharp but also supports the health of the local greenery.

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Benefits Include:

  • Pollarding can reduce the shade cast by a tree
  • May be necessary to prevent electric wires or streetlights being obstructed
  • Prevents trees and shrubs outgrowing their allotted space

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Hertfordshire Tree Pollarding

We’re based in Hitchin and have worked extensively throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our knowledge of tree health, structure, and the Hertfordshire landscape help us deliver a top-tier service throughout the region.

Based in Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, or Hertford? Looking for expert tree pollarding? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

DEVON

01626 299420

Devon Tree Pollarding

We are new to the Devon area but don’t let that fool you into thinking we aren’t experienced! We’re based in Newton Abbot and already working with plenty of residents and businesses around Devon, learning about the unique and diverse tree landscape.

Based in Plymouth, Exeter, or Torquay? Looking for expert tree pollarding? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

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Specialised Arborists & Horticulturists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

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Specialised Tree Pollarding at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Z

Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

Jobs Completed

Years Of Experience

Areas Covered

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?

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Health and safety is our top priority

Each job is planned as one would expect and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival of each site every day.

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Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years’ experience. As an Arboriculture Approved Contractor, we are also CHAS & SAFE Accredited and our staff are CRB Checked and hold CSCS cards.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook

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Insurance for peace of mind

Waterman Tree Co. are fully insured and with up to £5 million worth of public liability insurance.

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Environmentally responsible

We recycle 100% of all our waste, which is then taken to power stations to generate carbon-neutral electricity.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should trees be re-pollarded to maintain their health and desired shape?

Trees typically need to be re-pollarded every few years, depending on the species and the growth rate. This regular maintenance helps maintain their shape and ensures their health.

Are there specific types of trees that respond better to pollarding, and if so, which are they?

Yes, some tree species are more suited to pollarding, including willows, poplars, and some species of maples and oaks. These trees can handle the severe pruning without significant harm.

What are the potential risks or downsides of not adhering to a regular pollarding schedule for a tree?

 If a tree that has been previously pollarded is not maintained regularly, it can lead to weak regrowth, increased vulnerability to pests and diseases, and potential structural failure due to imbalanced growth.

Can pollarding be started on mature trees, or is it a process that must begin when the tree is young?

Pollarding is typically started when a tree is young to adapt its growth pattern early on. Starting pollarding on a mature tree can be more challenging and may not be as effective or safe.

Do you work in both Hertfordshire and Devon?

Yes! We’ve been based in Hertfordshire for over 10 years and have recently opened a new branch in Devon headed up by our founder Ben!