Some species of tree lend themselves to the age old methodology of pollarding .

A tree that is too large for its location can be a real problem, but the amenity value of the tree means retention is the best option. In this case a pollard is a great solution.

Removing all the branches from the tree seems quite drastic but can ensure a large tree can remain in its location.

Pollarding is species specific, and does mean an ongoing management commitment to the tree .