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Pollarding trees




my parents have a few trees that require some work! They have a maple of some description, it has dark red leafs? That needs re-pollarding when would this best be done? Would waiting until next winter be best or could it be done through the summer? 

the second tree is a big oak, it’s been reduced about 5 years ago but now they are thinking of having that pollarded! When would the best time to get someone to sort that? They want it doing soonish so it’s not blocking the light trough the summer!


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Hi all, just a comment bearing in mind "The CODIT Principle" book (ISA) which indicates pruning is generally best done Spring-Summer when the tree is active and wound response, and compartmentalisation (hope I've spelt that correctly)  is at its best / most effective. Obviously this is one amongst many considerations, incl. birds nesting and customer preferences, but an important one as arborists advising customers.   

Re-"bleeding", sap loss akin to cutting through a hosepipe (water filled of course), is generally not thought to be particularly harmful to the tree but best to avoid early spring as can concern tree-owners.  



PS All the above is caveated by..."if you really need to cut it" :/ 

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8 hours ago, Mrblue5000 said:

I think you'll have to wait until August September time to do the purple maple. I think if you cut it now it will bleed as the sap is probably rising already. 

Hi! Yeah I’d done abit of reading about this and it said about the bleeding so was going to winter 👍 

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