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11 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Perhaps speak to the tree officer about the possibilty of managing them bi-annually, This could be done with hedgecutters, essentially creating a coupe of nicely manicured lollipop trees. I think it would probably be better for the trees than cutting them hard back every 5-10 years or so, and would create quite a nice feature in your front garden.

I agree

2 hours ago, woody paul said:

As long as they are re-pollarded back to truck and not half do like you see most of the time and they call it pollard. 

Lovely trees, I cut a beech back hard about 6 years ago now and trim re growth back by thinning every couple of years. 

My worry with that approach is that the branches are over mature and there may not be adventitious shoots  to form  new growth.  Once beech gets into middle age it doesn't coppice well, not sure about pollarding.

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You will. Need to apply to the council tree officer for any works of this nature. Not a issue, you can do it your self or most reputable tree surgeons will do the paperwork on your behalf.

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If they have TPO I would of thought re-pollarded would not be aloud, so thin and shape best options but also carried out at the right time of the year is another critical fact to keeping them in good health. 

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