Professional Woodland Management Services

Established 25 years ago, we at Roman River are leading tree surgeons with a vast amount of experience in a broad range of tree surgery services including crown reduction and crown thinning, formative pruning, pollarding, coppicing, tree felling and planting. For complete tree management solutions get in touch with us today to see how we can help!


Woodland Management is a sustainable process used to cut trees or shrubs to ground level. Although it sounds like a harsh process and treatment, coppicing actually encourages the natural growth pattern of trees, particularly if a root system has been used to supplying a large tree, coppicing allows it to use its energy to produce new growth and foliage.

Our most asked questions?

  • At what age can trees be coppiced?

    Many trees traditionally need to be coppiced at around 7 – 15 years.
  • How much noise will you make?

    The process of coppicing involves the use of some machinery and equipment such as chainsaws, therefore causing some unavoidable noise. However, we always aim to work quickly and efficiently to ensure that levels of disruption are kept to a minimum.
  • How much does coppicing cost?

    Due to the many factors that may influence the cost, such as the location, the size of the tree or trees, accessibility and more, there is no average cost for coppicing. We recommend getting in touch for a free no-obligation quote.
  • Will you need access to my home?

    As long as there is substantial external access around your property that we can use to move our equipment and any waste through, we won’t need access inside your home.
  • Can I coppice a tree myself?

    Although it is possible to coppice a tree yourself, due to the dangers linked with using the machinery and the process involved, we recommend contacting an expert to complete the work for you.

Is woodland management good for trees?

Coppicing was once a vital part of woodland management and previous provided fuel and building and fencing materials to many communities. Today, coppicing is used to increase biodiversity, open up landscapes and to encourage a wider range of flora and fauna. Based on our experience and knowledge, we can confidently say that coppicing is good for trees for many reasons…

  • Encourages the growth of trees.
  • Promotes tree health.
  • Lengthens the lifespan of trees
  • Creates a ‘coup’ which allows heat and light to reach the ground.
  • Encourages flora and fauna to flourish.
  • Wood can be used towards sustainable living.

Why choose us for your woodland management?

What Other Tree Surgery Services Do We Offer?


Pollarding keeps trees and shrubs smaller than they would naturally grow by removing the top of a tree at a specific height, this also encourages multi-stem branching.

Tree stump grinding

We can remove problematic tree stumps by grinding down the main stump to below ground level and removing any extensive root systems with specialist equipment.

Tree crown work

The purpose of tree crown work is to maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree by reducing its height or spread by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals.


Coppicing is a proven traditional woodland management method that focuses on stimulating new tree growth by repeatedly cutting it back to near ground level.

Avant hire

We also now offer our Avant 640 and 755i for hire with timber grab, tree shear attachment, log grapple, and materials bucket.

Is pollarding the same as woodland management?

Although they work towards the same goal, pollarding and coppicing differ. If a tree or shrub is cut close to ground level, the process is called coppicing. However, if the process takes place further up the trunk, this is known as pollarding.

When should woodland management be done?

We recommend coppicing trees and shrubs in late winter or early spring (February to March) before they come into active growth.

Can any tree be coppiced?

There are a variety of trees in the UK that can be coppiced including Alder, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hazel, Hornbeam, Oak, Sweet Chestnut, Sycamore and Willow. Get in touch with us for more information.

Get in touch with us today!

If you’re looking for quality, reliable and professional tree coppicing services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!

Contact Us

So if you are looking for tree pollarding in Essex, Suffolk or throughout the surrounding areas then please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team will be more than happy to assist you with any concerns or queries that you may have.

If you have any questions or if you would like us to quote, please fill out our contact form opposite or get in touch via telephone or email.

Roman River Trees LTD
3 Hall Cottages, Witham Road,
Little Braxted,

m: 07738 057415
t: 01206 625772

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