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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pollard.
  • adj. That has been cut back heavily in order to produce dense new growth


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  • '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.

    Country Diary: The Somerset Levels

  • The new growth of pollarded curly or corkscrew willow, Salix matsudana is pleasing against the dark green background of the Hemlocks.

    Twiggy « Fairegarden

  • 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.

    Les Miserables

  • 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.

    Piano's Forte: Museum as Ecosystem

  • Trees more than 200 mm in diameter are pollarded and the branches dragged into an area about 100 m across.

    Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-09-01


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