So what is a Pollard? Pollarding is a way to prune a tree where the upper branches are cut back hard. The tree could be cut back to a tall stump above the browse line, or a stub below the browse line. Similar to Coppicing when a tree is cut back to a pollard […]
Welcome to the wood lot!
This section has anything to do with managing your trees and shrubs it can all be found here. I’m sure we’ll be talking about other things that could be living in your landscape too as time moves on. I’ll help you with things like pruning your trees, wood cutting for heating your home, grafting, Coppicing, and Pollarding. There are lots of things that can happen in a wood lot from the tops of the trees all the way down to the leaf mold lying on the ground. I hope to cover many things so come back often to see what’s new. If you have been stopping by and don’t see new stuff rest assured that I’m working hard in the background either on the website itself, creating new articles, or working on a related project to share with you soon.
So what is a Coppice? Coppicing is a woodland management system that originated in Europe and remains important in southern England still today. The trees are cut down low to the ground in the winter time, the stump or stumps left are called stools. New growth will emerge from around the stool and can then […]