a row of pollard willows
Hoopoes breed across most of Europe, except Scandinavia, favouring open country and clumps of old trees including pollard willows, meadows orchards and olive plantations.
The Catholic Church is naturally attractive with its striking position at the edge of village, mature limes along one wall and pollarded Horse Chestnuts at the gate.
There are reports of the tree being pollarded in 1908, 1955, 1962, 1963/4, 1968, 1970 and 1991.
Outside, the plane trees along the street have the same sameness about them, pollarded in a way I used to think cruel.
Sadly this lawned area with its avenue of pollarded lime trees is split in half by the main Swindon-Salisbury road.
Lime grows quickly, is handsome looking, and can be readily clipped or pollarded .
There are other poplars elsewhere on the Heslington-based course, while the boundary edge to the first hole will now be marked by a hornbeam hedge which was planted when the poplars were first pollarded .
The trees on the line near Mrs Connolly's property were not removed, but were pollarded as they are less invasive and cause fewer problems than sycamore.
The trees have been pollarded where possible and will be managed as such for wildlife.