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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.2 December 1996

Pollarding – Origins and some practical advice

By - Ted Green

The value to wildlife of ageing and ancient trees and pollards has long been recognised by entomologists and mycologists. Pollards are working trees; defined as those maintained by man often long into senility to provide a renewable resource, usually from boughs and branches out of reach of browsing animals regularly cut for their wood or as fodder for livestock.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist