Filed under: flora — WmX @ 11:07

One consequence of pollarding is that pollarded trees tend to live longer than unpollarded specimens because they are maintained in a partially juvenile state, and they do not have the weight and windage of the top part of the tree.–Wikipedia

not easy being an urban tree

Pollards cut at only about a metre or so above the ground are called stubs (or stubbs). These were often used as markers in coppice or other woodland. Stubs cannot be used where the trees are browsed by animals, as the regrowing shoots are below the browse line.–Wikipedia


  1. somebody should edit that wikipedia entry and mention that pollarded trees look like theyve been amputated by evil warloards. I would wager these trees are not located in the Academic part of town

    Comment by a mouse — 2012/03/17 @ 11:44

  2. Gag!

    Comment by birdie — 2012/03/17 @ 15:40

  3. Why in god’s name would anyone do that to a tree?

    Comment by Victoria B Dunham — 2012/03/21 @ 18:28

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