Cutting back the Rhododendron

We spent a few days thinning rhododendron at Spring Plantation back in 2017 and we returned on 31st January/1st February this year to continue working our way through this compact woodland that forms the plantation. One our previous Blogs, Spring Plantation – We’re Back includes a map and information about the site. Continue reading Cutting back the Rhododendron

Pollarding the Limes

Our first visit to Charter Wood this season sees us thinning out a further area of the woodland. This time we concentrated on an area largely planted with oaks, limes and hornbeam. Matt Davies was in charge for both days (24/25 January) as Paula was on holiday.

The plan was to low-pollard the faster growing limes to give more space for the slower growing oaks. Pollarding reduces the height of the tree to around 3 or 4 foot, but it will continue to grow new shoots leading to a bushier shape. Continue reading Pollarding the Limes