Tree Planting & Management Service
We provide a comprehensive tree planting and management service for both urban and rural environments. Our approach is simple. We always aim to restore the natural balance to an environment where trees have been damaged or destroyed. Tree planting scheme are often needed where existing trees are dieing, being cut down to make way for construction or affected by extreme weather conditions.
We therefore welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns, whether it is to create more privacy from neighbouring properties, reduce air/noise pollution, to add more substance and maturity to your garden/housing estates or indeed simply to offset your carbon footprint. We have extensive experience in advising clients of appropriate species of trees to plant, where to plant so that ultimately we can maximise the impact to your garden space and by extension your surroundings whilst minimising the detrimental impact to property structure.
We are compiling at present for your convenience a small selection of urban garden trees which may prove helpful when making a decision on the type/s of trees you might be considering.
Beech tree ( Fagus sylvatica)
Shady summer green beechwoods are a delight to see and walk through. Beech is potentially a very large tree which is thought to be native in the south of Britain it is however not really suited long term to a small garden environment. It produces fine timber even on thin chalk and limestone soils. Late spring frosts may be damaging in years when they occur. Grey squirrels and beech bark disease can also be problematical in some areas. Beech is a shade tolerant specie so planting in close proximity, in a shady garden or as specimen tree in large gardens . There is also a great demand for furniture, plywood and flooring with this tree.
|Size:||within 10 yrs = 6metres – 20yrs = 10metres – event hgt. 35m width upto 6metres|
|Environment:||Moist, well-drained, acidic soil. Does not like excessively wet soils. Full sun best.|
Mulberry tree (Morus nigra)
Black mulberry produces delicious plump black juicy edible fruit. White mulberry produces leaves for silkworms to eat. Both species have hard heavy golden brown timber used for marquetry, inlay work and veneer oysters. The standing trees however usually have such heritage and amenity value that they are unlikely to ever be cut down for timber. Black mulberries develop a spreading head of tangled branches and vine like leaves. They often lean or even recline to one side in old age (300 years or more). Originally from West Asia, this species is said to have been in Britain since the sixteenth century.
|Size:||in 10yrs = 3mts 10yrs = 5mts event hgt = 10metres|
|Environment:||any reasonably well drained soil with their main requirement full sun|
|Key Features:||fruit for wines, jams etc. bright yellow leaves in autumn|
Rowan Mountain Ash tree (Sorbus aucuparia)
A native species seen at its best amongst the acid rocky uplands of the north and in Wales. Its display of golden leaves and bunches of radiant scarlet berries (which being rich in vitamin c makes a delicious jelly) on a fine October day is a memorable sight. In woodlands it grows well in association with sessile oak. Rowan is an interesting name. It reflects Norse legends and superstitions about the tree. The old Norse name ÔrunaÕ means a charm. Runa was the Sanskrit appellation to a magician. The wood is hard and useful for small items such as tool handles and spinning wheels
|Size:||Typically 20′ to 40′ (6m to 12m) tall.|
|Environment:||Prefers cool to cold climates best. Likes well-drained, loamy acidic soils. Avoid high pH soils.|
|Key Features:||orangey red berries useful for small gardens|
Hazel or Cobnut (Corylus avellana)
British native hazel is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation. Traditionally hazel was coppiced on a short rotation (6-15 years) under a well spaced out crop of standard oaks. Treated this way stools (the stumps) are known to live longer than 500 years. It grows in the wild as bushy thickets 4-6m high The traditional products of the hazel wood are increasingly sought after today. Especially for ornamental or agricultural use (woven fencing). Hazel nuts are another product that should not be overlooked. The best nuts (filberts) appear on the Balkan species Corylus maxima grown in Britain since 1759.
|Size:||in 10 years = 6metres – 20 years = 12metres-event.hgt = 20metres|
|Environment:||An adaptable plant that does well on poor, dry soils. Full sun is best; also tolerates shade well|
Silver Birch tree
A tough thoroughly hardy pioneer tree that not only looks good with its graceful silver stems and yellow autumn leaves, but produces fine pale cream timber. Once established it affords shelter to other less robust trees. It is ideal for amenity or for commercial use. This British native species also benefits wildlife and the environment wherever it is planted. Silver birch will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. It is a good choice for a small garden.
|Size:||Cultivated plants generally 40′ to 60′ (12m to 18m) tall and 20′ to 40′ (6m to 12m) wide|
|Environment:||Does not appreciate excessive summer heat. Soil adaptable. Needs a moist soil for good growth. Best in full sun.|
|Key Features:||native fast growing, dappled shade. Leaves of yellow remain longer than on most trees in winter.|