Re-pollarding a tree in Chesterfield

re-pollarding a poplar tree

Re-pollarding a tree is a job that only happens every few years. Re-pollarding is a type of pruning which removes unwanted new growth after the initial pollarding a few years earlier. Once a tree has been pollarded the growth seems to take a long time to reappear.  However, once the new shoots do come through the tree will quickly regain much of its foliage quickly.  This Poplar tree in Chesterfield, Derbyshire is a good example of a tree that is under regular management. The tree had been pruned back a few years earlier and due to good health and plenty of Sun in the summer of 2018, it had grown back significantly. This particular tree was under a preservation order (TPO) therefore an application had to be made to the local council.  Applications typically take 6 weeks before permission to work is granted. The Poplar Tree is approximately 90 feet tall,  and all […]


Several Trees Removed – Darley Dale

cherry tree cut down

We removed several trees in Darley Dale, near Matlock.  The homeowner knew of our services and had opted to contact Hands on Tree Care based on positive reviews he’d read. Cherry Tree Cut Down When we arrived at the property there was an old Cherry tree on the boundary. The Cherry tree was diseased, the owner told us that it had been dropping dead branches and he was concerned that one might fall on a passerby.  This tree was to be completely removed. Smaller Nuisance Trees Removed As well as the Goat willow, there were several other smaller trees that needed attending to.  Firstly, an Ash tree of about 20 years old. This also needed removing, along with a small Stag Tree.  These trees were unwanted and had grown up like weeds when the property was under previous ownership.  Other examples of these nuisance trees were growing in the garden […]


Trees Pollarded – Student Property in Broomhall

Pollarding Lime Trees in Sheffield

Hands on Tree Care were called out to look at some trees that needed pollarding at Sheffield student properties Broomhall Area S10.  This was a large job requiring an application to prune trees in the conservation area. We had to liaise with Sheffield City Council, as the process of application and permission usually takes 6 weeks. Hands on Tree Care held a site meeting held with the council’s tree officer to address the concerns of the local residents’ committee. Permission to Have Trees Pollarded Permission was granted to get the trees pollarded as well as cutting a Sycamore which bordered the complex of student accommodation. Pollarding the trees to previous growth points resulted in Lime Trees being reduced in height from approximately 70ft to 10ft. This had a dramatic effect in increasing the amount of light reaching the grounds and windows of the residents. A large Chestnut Tree also had to be removed […]


Damaged Trees Pruned

damaged trees pruned

Get your damaged trees pruned safely by the experts. We were called out to prune this mature Cedar Tree that had a lot of collapsed branches due to storm damage from high winds. Damaged branches need removing because the possibility of them falling on people below creates a high risk. Once the tree was pruned, we thinned out the remaining tree canopy because many of the limbs were old and heavy. The older heavy branches were at risk of further limb breakage. Damaged Trees Pruned & Thinned If the trees on your property are overgrown or damaged, don’t wait, call Hands on Tree Care today. Hands on Tree Care offer an expert tree pruning service. We are fully insured and will prune your trees safely and efficiently. Our fully qualified Tree Surgeons will assess the trees and choose the safest method of pruning and limb removal.


Weeping Willow Pollarded – Sheffield

Large Weeping Willow Sheffield

Our customer had a large Weeping Willow that was situated close to the Riverbank. They called us in to reduce the size of the Willow tree.  They wanted to improve the view in their garden and open up a view of the river. The Weeping Willow was around 80 years old and around 65ft tall.  We decided the best method of pruning for this tree would be pollarding. Pollarding is reducing the length of branches to major trunks.  This encourages younger growth. Willow Tree Pruned We recommend that a tree of this size should get pollarding maintenance every 5-6 years. Weeping Wilow trees are fast growing and will re-sprout after hard pruning in the spring.  These trees have an affinity to water so caution should be used if planting in proximity to domestic water pipes or house foundations as can cause subsidence. Weeping Willow Tip Weeping Willow trees have an affinity for water, […]


Silver Birch Pruned in Wingerworth Chesterfield

Silver Birch Tree in Chesterifield

Silver Birch Pruned in Wingerworth Chesterfield: Hands on Tree Care. We were called out Wingerworth in Chesterfield to look at a Silver Birch Tree.  The tree was about 60 years old and 70ft tall. The homeowners asked us to prune the tree. The Tree was blocking light from the garden. This beautiful tree, it just needed  thinning out, so that it would let more light through to the garden. Why Prune a Tree Improve the health of your garden by pruning trees. Allow more light and wind into the garden. This gives plants more light and strengthens their stems. We pruned the tree using crown reduction. That means that we thinned the top of the tree branches out. This allows more light into the garden and allows the tree to regrow. If you have a Silver Birch that needs attention, call Hands on Tree Care. The best time to prune […]


Poplar Trees Reduced in Height

Overgrown Poplar Trees

Poplar Trees Reduced in Height: Hands on Tree Care. Hands on Tree Care were called to Chesterfield to reduce the height of several Poplar trees. The trees were approx 100ft to 40ft tall, and growing in a private garden. The Householder was concerned that the trees had become too tall. Recent high winds had swayed the trees, and the householder was concerned that they may cause damage to either their property or to their neighbours’ property. Trees make a natural boundary. Tree roots can disturb the ground, fences, patios and buildings on the neighbouring land. Pruning Overgrown Poplar Trees Poplars can be hard pruned and will grow back quickly, they are a very fast growing species. We always look at each job individually to decide what is the best way to prune or fell a tree.  In this case, we used a sectional dismantling technique to reduce the height of […]


Overgrown Conifer Hedge – Pruned.

Overgrown Hedge needs trimming

We were called out to a house in Chesterfield to look at a very overgrown Conifer hedge. The Hedge had grown up to a height of approximately 12 meters in height and 75 meters long. The hedge was mature and would have taken around 15-20 years to reach this height. Annual pruning would have prevented this level of overgrowth. We were asked to reduce hedge as our customer’s neighbours had recently had solar panels fitted to their roof and were unable to get any benefit due to shade caused by an overgrown hedge. Hands on Tree Care use a sectional dismantling technique to reduce the height of the hedge. Once we had trimmed the hedge to the desired height, cut the trunks into logs and removed all the cut branches. Best time to Prune an Overgrown Conifer Hedge Conifers hedges should be cut Spring/Summer to prevent frost damage which can cause […]


Tree Pruning Advice

Sycamore Crown Reduction - tree pruning advice

Pruning is often done in Spring / Summer to reduce the volume of new growth to allow more light into to the ground below. Pruning your trees allows more balanced growth and also encourage denser, bushier growth of new branches. Hands on Tree Care perform many different types of pruning. We can prune all types of Trees and hedges.low is a list of the most common types of Pruning we are asked to carry out. Contact us for a FREE Tree Pruning Quote Today.  Crown Thinning The removal of a small portion of medium and small branches throughout the crown of the tree. Thinning produces a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure it should reduce the density of the crown without drastically altering the shape of the tree. • Thinning also allows more light to pass through the crown, reduces wind resistance and can reduce the […]


Conifer Crown Reduction For Sheffield Care Home

Crown Reduction for Conifer

Hands on Tree Care were called to a Sheffield Care home to manage some conifer trees that had gotten out of control. Crown Reduction for Leylandii Firstly, there was a large Conifer in the front garden. The Conifer was a Leylandii tree and it was blocking the light from the property. This made the house dark during the day.  The Tree needed a Crown Reduction. By trimming the tree we allowed more light into the house, which also made the front rooms warmer. Leylandii trees can grow to enormous heights with very thick trunks.  It’s always best to manage them before they become too much of a problem and have to be cut down completely. This tree had a lot of low foliage which was beginning to grow across access to the property.  The low foliage was also tidied up, to make the driveway look more inviting. Managing Conifers Brings Benefits Another benefit […]


Pollarding Trees – Sheffield

Pollarding Lime Trees in Sheffield

Pollarding Trees – Sheffield Hands on Tree Care were called out to a job in Cinderhill Sheffield.  Belvoir Lettings had a property with trees that had become overgrown.   Firstly we had to tackle a large Willow Tree that had grown too large and too close to the house. Pollarding the Willow Tree Pollarding is a way Tree Surgeons prune trees whereby the upper branches of a tree are removed. This encourages a dense head of new foliage and branches. Pollarding is mainly practised to maintain trees at a set, prefered height. Will Pollarding Damage the trees? Pollarding can look harsh, but the trees will grow back strong, forming a densely packed canopy. These growth points are more manageable, and still attractive without shading and overbearing houses and small gardens. If done correctly pollarding will prolong the life of the tree, as it is maintained in a juvenile state. It’s […]