ST5043 : Pollarded tree at Fenny Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Polsham, Somerset, Great Britain

Pollarded tree at Fenny Castle
Pollarded tree at Fenny Castle
Many trees on the Somerset Levels have been pollarded; that is their lateral branches branches have been cut off two or three metres above ground level. The tradition of pollarding is to encourage the tree to produce new growth on a regular basis in order to maintain a supply of new wood for various purposes. It was often preferred to coppicing in grazed areas because animals would browse the regrowth from coppice stools.

The tree stands beside the river Sheppey.
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ST5043, 10 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 January, 2008
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Tree   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 507 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.4664N 2:42.3852W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 507 437
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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