- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pollard.
- adj. of a tree That has been cut back heavily in order to produce dense new growth
“pollarded' - or have their tops cut off - to maintain their long term safety and sustainability.”
“We went through country characteristic of the levels: narrow causeways lined by pollarded willow, where banks protect the roadway from the often swollen rhynes.”
“The new growth of pollarded curly or corkscrew willow, Salix matsudana is pleasing against the dark green background of the Hemlocks.”
“We walked down the quaint village street with a row of pollarded elms on each side of it.”
“Three pollarded plane trees rose above us, each with a pair of limbs ending in malformed knobs that looked like many-knuckled fists against the sky.”
“Until about 1800 this was wood pasture where commoners of the forest grazed their animals and coppiced or pollarded the small-leaved limes, oak, beech, hazel and holly.”
“A few paces more, and you arrive at the abominable pollarded elms of the Barriere Saint – Jacques, that expedient of the philanthropist to conceal the scaffold, that miserable and shameful Place de Grove of a shop-keeping and bourgeois society, which recoiled before the death penalty, neither daring to abolish it with grandeur, nor to uphold it with authority.”
“The long gray-and-glass facade of the new science museum -- partly old, partly new -- is even less interesting to look at than the browning copper sheets that cover the façade of Herzog & DeMeuron's de Young Museum of 2005, which it faces across a formal promenade of pollarded plane trees.”
“Trees more than 200 mm in diameter are pollarded and the branches dragged into an area about 100 m across.”
“One of my allotment neighbours told me a couple of weeks ago that she was about to remove a small pollarded willow tree from her back garden, as the roots were starting to grow through the nearby pond foundations.”
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