Tree Pollarding Suffolk, Ipswich and Woodbridge


How Elite Trees can help you

Here at Elite, we have years of experience to draw upon when pollarding trees. Our team are trained to the very highest standards, and work on a wide range of trees in properties across Essex and Suffolk. Whether you are a business owner making the switch to a new tree surgeon, or you are a homeowner looking to tame the trees in your garden for the very first time, you will soon see why we are a firm favourite with so many.

Want to find out more about tree pollarding? Here is everything that you need to know:

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What is pollarding?

What is pollarding trees? It is one of the oldest forms of tree surgery being practised today, and one that we specialise in. It is a method of pruning that keeps a tree or shrub smaller than they would grow naturally. Pollarding can normally be carried out once the tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and is then performed on an annual basis to restrict its growth to that size.

There are a number of reasons to perform pollarding on a tree, such as:

  • A tree or shrub is outgrowing its allotted space
  • You want to reduce the amount of shade cast by a tree
  • It is posing a threat to power lines, or obstructing streetlights

For these reasons, pollarding is one of the most in-demand forms of tree surgery and is requested by domestic and commercial property owners.

Why you should call in the professionals

One of the questions that we are often asked is, can pollarding kill a tree? When carried out by a professional, that is nigh on impossible. Our tree surgeons know when to perform pollarding on a particular tree, and often recommend that it be performed in late winter or early spring.

Pollarding can require working at height and is often performed using large power tools. For that reason, we always recommend that it is carried out by a professional tree surgeon with plenty of experience to draw upon. Not only will be they be able to work safely, but they will be able to assess the health of your tree and tailor their approach accordingly.

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Our pollard tree specialists take their work incredibly seriously, and always act with the utmost care for the tree or shrub and your property. Whenever they start work at a new site, they carry out all relevant environmental risk assessments. This is to protect the local environment and preserve biodiversity characteristics, safeguarding SSSIs and conservation habitats.

We work closely with you to ensure the best horticultural practices, getting to know you so that we can help you to create an outdoor space that is safe and pleasurable place to spend time in. We’re a family-run business, and we know how much of a difference that a beautiful outdoor space can make – within households and the wider community. So you can expect a service that is tailored to suit your unique needs. Get in touch with our team today, and we will answer any questions that you have about tree pollarding before arranging a visit to your property.


Anonymous - Customer

Just wanted to say thank you for the work which was carried out of supplying and erecting our fence last Friday, we are very happy with the finished job and very appreciative of the work carried out by the two men.

Kara Proud - Customer

Brilliant workers, very knowledgeable and extremely hard working, polite and left the garden spotless. Time keeping excellent & they do not stop! Have booked for more work to be done now and continually throughout the year. Very highly recommended company.

Anonymous- Customer

Your team did a great job with the tree removal and the fence – thanks for the excellent work.

Anonymous- Customer

I want to thank the team for such a fantastic job. They worked hard all day and have left the house transformed. Polite, tidy, great value. I’ll definitely be recommending to my neighbours. So pleased.

Anonymous- Customer

Thank you very much for all of the work from your team with both the tree work and the council application. We do greatly appreciate the work done particularly given the size of the trees and accessibility issues.

Anonymous- Customer

Thank you so much I'm so pleased with the work you have done, can't believe how big our new fence looks already.

Anonymous- Customer

Thank you very much for the work undertaken. I am very pleased with the fence. It is very sturdy and the 2 chaps that carried out the work were very pleasant and professional. They removed all rubbish and left the garden very tidy. Thank you very much.

Anonymous- Customer

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Charlie and Mario for the fantastic job they did this morning. They were brilliant. I’ll definitely have the lovely Charlie and Mario back at some point to have the eucalyptus tree removed and stump grinded.

Anonymous - Customer

Thank you for carrying out the job so efficiently. I wasn't able to be there, but a neighbour sent some pictures and reported that you were excellent, very skilful with impeccable teamwork!

Anonymous - Customer

All of the guys were really friendly and helpful, and did an excellent job clearing up as well. We are very pleased with the outcome. It has and will continue to make so much difference to us. I understand that my neighbours are similarly impressed.

Anonymous - Customer

Thank you for again an excellent job carried out by your company in the removal of our hedge.

Anonymous - Customer

Very pleased with the workmanship, polite, friendly, co-operative and tidy work - thank you.

Anonymous - Customer

Thank you for the excellent work and the area being left clean and tidy on completion.

Anonymous - Customer

Great work on the trees yesterday. Made such a difference!

Anonymous - Customer

Thank you to the two guys who came out to do the work, they were professional and friendly. The fence looks a lot better now than my attempts at fixing parts myself. Thank you also for leaving it tidy and taking the old bits away too.

Anonymous - Customer

Job well done! Your guys have finished and made a lovely job, thank you.

Anonymous - Customer

Many thanks for the finished job which looks great.

Anonymous - Customer

The tree surgeons have just left and we are thrilled with the results. They were both very professional and respectful and we appreciated their caution at this time. We would certainly recommend Elite to others and were pleased that we found you on Which Trusted Traders.

Peter Rodwell - Customer

Elite carried out both fencing and tree work for us. The fencing work consisted of approximately 50 metres of new fencing and the removal of a 15m high Holly tree along with stump grinding ready for fresh planting during the spring. Really happy with the final result the team were friendly and made sure everything was left tidy afterwards. Work was competitively priced and clearly a professional business.

Nikki Zenonos - Customer

Elite Trees replaced my rear fence for me. They were very efficient and friendly from the quoting stage all the way through to finishing the job. Fence looks great and I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Doreen Fulton- Customer

I had a large conifer cut down yesterday, and am very pleased with the work carried out .It was right up the corner near a fence it was cut down everything taken away and left tidy by three very hard working polite men .So I can highly recommend this service.

Graham B- Customer

A very professional and friendly service used to remove a very large conifer hedge with all debris removed and the site left very tidy. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending.

Anonymous- Customer

Many thanks for all your guys’ work this morning. All done very well, as usual – despite the foul weather!

Anonymous- Customer

The guys did a great job. Thanks for your help.

Anonymous- Customer

I would like to commend the team that did the work last Tuesday in absolutely ghastly weather, they were so diligent and carried out all the work efficiently and expertly. My wife has written a glowing reference on the local Suffolk business social media. We will definitely use Elite Trees again next time we need some tree work carried out.

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