Stark against the winter sky, the branches of trees that have been pollarded to contain their growth. Tree lined streets are a common feature of British suburbia but a good deal of maintenance is required, especially after harsh weather. The trees that were planted decades ago are reaching the end of their lives and in most cases are being replaced with wiser choices. It can be hard to love a tree if its roots trip you up because they’ve risen through the pavement or caused subsidence to your home. Smaller, lower maintenance ones, that have berries and blossom or give good autumn colour, are filling the gaps.
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