I'll set the scene,
At work my company have been working on a huge site for the new Royal Bank of Scotlands International Headquaters at Gogarburn
Before i arrived they carried out the site clearance, mulching etc....and we are now onto the tree surgery work to coincide with the landscaping.
The place is slowly driving me mad, we keep getting told to prune trees to X height over an access road so that the excavators can get in, 2 weeks later we have to go back and reprune and tell them we told you so.
we are currently tending to one of their woodland blocks and "Pollarding" the trees to X height. my question is why does the tree surveyor call them pollards when what he really means is 'create vertical deadwood habitat' cos all we are really doing is substantially topping (reducing from 25m to about 5m!!!!!) the trees and killing them, oh and we are also to 'pollard' dead trees....
as far as im aware and this is what ive always been taught that pollarding is a management technique used from an early age, where the tree sustains little damage and therefor little rot, not topping to create deadwood habitat
why cant he just say that