Know Your Next Word : pollard

21. pollard :

noun :

1. A tree cut back to the trunk to encourage a dense growth of new branches

2. An animal that has its horns or antlers removed or has shed them

verb :

3. To cut off the top of a tree

usage :

  • Here because the sidewalks are so narrow, we pollard mulberry trees to keep them small so they don't obstruct passing buses, Dimitris Papademas said. (Yvette Varvaressou : Pollarding and Pruning of Trees is an Ancient But Little Understood Art : Kathimerini (Athens - Greece) : Jan 31 - 2003.)

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