Tree pollarding

Pollarding is where the upper branches of a tree are removed leaving a smaller stubby-looking tree which will then produce a dense top of new growth.

New growth is usually removed each growth season producing the unique look shown in the image on the right. Pollarding is not that common a practice in New Zealand. It originated in Britain during medieval times.  It is mainly used on street trees such as in Takapuna and Auckland CBD. Only certain species are suitable for this procedure. If the wrong species are used they will not survive. Contact us now for a free quote>

Due to the large percentage of the trees foliage that must be removed for pollarding you may require resource consent to do it on large trees. Please refer to our Tree Protection Laws section.

Tree King holds independently audited certification in Safety, Environmental and Quality standards. We are committed to maintaining the highest performance in all parts of our operation with a focus on continuous  improvement in our business systems.

Happy Clients

We had Tree King remove and stump grind a couple of mature queen palms. They were located at the back of the property and one was up on a bank and hard to get to. The guys did a great job without damaging any of the surrounding garden, fence or our roof! Communication was excellent, both in relation to the initial quote and arranging a time to do the job. Would highly recommend.


Stump grind queen palms

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The health and safety of our staff, clients and community is of the highest importance to Tree King. Our robust systems are regularly audited internally and externally to maintain our excellent track record for workplace safety. We ensure continual improvement while maintaining industry relevance with the latest operational practices.