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What is Tree Planting?

We provide a comprehensive tree planting and management service for both urban and rural environments. The goal of our tree planting service is simple: to restore a natural balance to an area where trees have been damaged, destroyed or need planting due to development.

Often in urban environments trees are planted in the wrong place: up against buildings, in tight spaces, and require care and pruning quickly as a result.

The best tree planting companies keep balance at the heart of their work, helping an area to thrive and flourish when things have gotten in the way of this process. With this in mind, we like to plant the correct tree in the correct location. Once a tree is planted, the idea is to have as little intervention as possible (pruning, etc).

As tree planting experts we welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns, and to help design and implement the right tree solution for you. Whether you’d like trees for privacy from neighbouring properties, reduced air or noise pollution, more substance and maturity to your garden, or indeed simply to offset your carbon footprint with carbon-neutral tree planting – we can help.

We have extensive experience in advising clients of appropriate species of trees to plant, and on where to plant, so that ultimately we can maximise the impact to your garden space whilst minimising the detrimental impact to property structure.

Tree Planting FAQs

We can plant many types of tree, and our recommendations will combine your preferences with our experience to ensure the best fit. Some of the trees we can plant are detailed below:
  • Beech tree – Fagus Sylvatica These are a delight to see and walk amongst. Beech can grow very large, and while native to the south of England, isn’t really suited long-term to a small garden environment. Beech is a shade-tolerant species, so planting in close proximity, in a shady garden, or as a specimen tree in a large garden are all options. Grey squirrels and beech bark disease can be problematic in some areas. Size: 6 metres within 10 years; 10 metres within 20 years.
  • Mulberry tree – Morus Nigra Black mulberry produces delicious edible fruit, while white mulberry produces leaves for silkworms. Both have heavy golden brown timber, but their heritage and amenity value means they are rarely cut down for timber. Trees often recline to one side in old age (300+ years). Size: 3 metres within 10 years; 5 metres within 20 years.
  • Rowan mountain ash tree- Sorbus Aucuparia A native species seen at its best amongst acid rocky uplands. Its golden leaves and radiant scarlet berries are a memorable autumn sight. The name reflects Norse legends and superstitions about the tree: the old Norse name is a charm. Size: Typically 6-12m tall.
  • Hazel or cobnut – Corylus Avellana British native hazel is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation. Traditionally this tree was coppiced on a short rotation (6-15 years) under a well spaced outcrop of standard oaks. Treated this way, the stumps are known to live more than 500 years. Size: 6 metres within 10 years; 12 metres within 20 years.
  • Silver birch tree A tough, thoroughly hardy pioneer tree that looks great with its silver stems and yellow leaves. Once established the silver birch provides shelter for other less robust trees. This tree is ideal for amenity or commercial use, and is a good choice for a small garden. Size: Generally 12-18m tall.
First the area is prepared to receive the tree, giving it the best chance at taking. Then specialist tools are used to transplant the young tree (or ‘whip’) into the ground.
Legally, no. But we recommend taking time to evaluate the decision: consider how the tree will affect the area as it grows, whether it will present any risk to buildings and structures, whether it will annoy your neighbours and so on.
Generally autumn is considered the best time, as it gives the young tree a good chance to get acclimatised. This timeframe will vary depending on the type of tree and various other factors, and we’ll discuss this with you during the quoting process.
The price depends on the number and type of trees required, along with the size of the space and the complexity of the required preparation. We’ll run you through the quote during our no-obligation quoting process.

Areas we cover

London Tree Planting

Our main areas are Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham, but we offer Tree Planting in the following areas:

BR1. Bickley, Sundridge.

BR2. Bromley Common, Hayes, Shortlands, Keston, Leaves Green.

BR3. Beckenham, Eden Park, Park Langley.

BR4. West Wickham.

BR5. Petts Wood, Ruxley.

BR6. Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratts Bottom, Well Hill.

BR7. Chislehurst, Elmstead.

SE1, SE11, SE16, SE17. Lambeth, Southwark

SE2, SE18, SE28. Bexley, Greenwich

SE3. Blackheath

SE4. Brockley, Crofton Park

SE5. Camberwell, Denmark Hill

SE6. Catford, Hither Green

SE7. Greenwich, Charlton

SE8. Deptford, Evelyn

SE9. Eltham, Mottingham, Kidbrooke, Shooters Hill, New Eltham

SE10. Maze Hill, Greenwich

SE12, SE13. Lewisham

SE14. Lewisham, New Cross, Telegraph Hill

SE15. Peckham, Nunhead

SE19, SE20, SE26. Sydenham, Crystal Palace

SE21, SE22, SE24. Dulwich, Dulwich village, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill

SE23. Forest Hill, Honor Oak 

SE25, SE27. South Norwood, West Norwood, Gypsy Hill

SW2. Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill

SW4, SW8, SW9, SW16. Lambeth, Stockwell, South Lambeth, Pollards Hill

TN13. Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, Riverhead

TN14. Cudham, Knockholt, Shoreham, Otford

TN16. Westerham, Biggin Hill, Tatsfield

CR0. Croydon, Sutton

CR2. Sanderstead, Selsdon.

CR3. Caterham, Chaldon, Woldingham.

CR5. Coulsdon, Chipstead.

CR6. Warlingham.

CR8. Purley, Kenley

Can’t find your area? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.


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