• Pollarding and Coppicing

    1 month ago - By Gurney Journey

    Pollarding is the practice of cutting back the smaller branches of a tree to a certain point each time and allowing them to regrow for future harvest. Pollarded trees show up in plenty of historic paintings. Pollard Willow at the Side of the Broo by Cornelis Vreedenburgh (1880-1946) Farmers would pollard willows to produce flexible rods; they'd cut back beeches to make charcoal; and they'd pollard hazels to produce nuts. Emilio Sanchez-Perrier It was practiced in Europe and Asia, and among the indigenous populations of the new world. Pollarding was commonly practiced for tens of thousands...
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