J Ledger Tree Surgery
J Ledger Tree Surgery

We aim to preserve and maintain trees, not carrying out unnecessary work that may reduce the trees long-term viability. Our work is highly professional with attention to detail and carried out by friendly staff. We offer excellent value for money with competitive rates for all operations. Please select the service form the dropdown to see a brief description.


Pollarding is the beheading of a maiden tree by removing the main stem and then re-pollarding by cutting regularly back to the same point. Pollarding is a traditional management system used to control the growth of a tree throughout its life. If this method is applied to older mature trees then it can be described as topping and can seriously damage or even kill a tree.

If a pollarded tree has fallen out of regular management then re-pollarding should not be specified. In such cases restoration pruning could be considered either to train the branches to form a normal crown or re-establish a pollard management regime by staged reduction work.