This is the end result of a Willow pollard in South Wraxall. This procedure has been done in order to retain a large tree in a small space by cutting branches back to the main head so re-sprouting can take place to form a new crown (commonly done on Willows, Poplars, Limes and London Planes). In the background you can see a conifer on the left where the crown has been lifted to allow light to beds underneath. The other conifer on the right has been neatly reduced to clear power cable.