2015

TQ2173 : Pollard willows by Beverley Brook in January

taken 9 years ago, near to Roehampton, Wandsworth, England

Pollard willows by Beverley Brook in January
Pollard willows by Beverley Brook in January
View north, not far from Roehampton Gate.

Pollarding work is traditionally carried out in the winter months, and a number of willows along this stretch of the brook were dealt with during the winter of 2014-15. Curiously, a start seems to have been made on the tree in the foreground but the job has then been left unfinished.

In the past pollarding would have yielded an economically useful crop - material to be used in hurdle- or basket-making. These days regular pollarding lessens the risk of willows blowing over in high winds - and also helps maintain a traditional feature of the landscape.

Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Roehampton Gate [12] · Tree in the Foreground [4] · Beverley Brook in January [4] ·
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TQ2173, 93 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stefan Czapski   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 19 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 January, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2117 7389 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0623N 0:15.4563W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2123 7383
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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