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Pollarding at Ferry Meadows

Some of the willow trees on Short Meadow in Ferry Meadows have recently been pollarded. Pollarding is where trees are cut at a height where livestock are unable to browse off new growth. This encourages new growth and prolongs the life of the tree.

The willows on Short Meadow are on a cutting rotation which allows local thatchers Dodson Bros Ltd to harvest the material for thatching.

The new shoots which grow will provide new material for the next harvest in a few years time.

Pollarded willow
A pollarded willow on Short Meadow (Ferry Meadows).