Why Buy Our Volume Trees?
- Our volume trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in Scotland which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilzer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only)
Large Order Discount
Orders over £1000 may have further discounts added by contacting us or calling 0800 043 1057
Cell Grown Alnus Cordata, Italian Alder Tree
An excellent medium to large deciduous bushy tree for growing on what the technical experts would call hostile ground. Usually, this would describe the In-laws postcode but in this case, it would be reclaimed land and sites considered hostile to most other trees.
It is fast-growing due to its genetic makeup or it might be in a rush to get away from the hostility?
With Nitrogen-fixing qualities, you can be sure it will leave the ground better than when it was planted which also makes it ideal for underplanting.
Considered suitable for wet sites which is not a description of secret CIA detention installations.
The male catkins make an appearance before the foliage in Spring so come early Spring, don't contact us complaining of small funny shaped leaves.
It is a popular choice for growing a windbreak hedge due to the speed of growth, the density of foliage and the ability to grow in less than ideal conditions. It can be found on many farms and Nurseries.
Planting Alnus Cordata, Italian Alder Tree
Performs well in most soils except heavy clay and is considered hardy for all UK sites.
Well-suited to damp and wet soil, this tree is distinguished by its elegant glossy foliage. Italian Alder (Alnus cordata) makes an attractive, shapely tree. Its crown is considerably denser than our other alders and its catkins are particularly long and attractive. A fast-growing tree, planted along with other alder varieties and Willow (many varieties of willow available) and other varieties of alder, the end result will be the creation of an attractive wetland woodland, ideal for wildlife. Expect a height of 29m (97ft).
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here or download the list here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
If you are one of those lucky people that lead an eco lifestyle (VERY jealous if you are) and want to buy trees to burn, then maybe our wood burning chart (excel spread sheet) will help you decide. Ash, Eucalyptus Gunnii and Willow are worth looking at for their growth rates and calorific values.
If you are looking to plant lots of plug plant or cell grown trees (the 10-40cm-ish) size range then maybe you should consider our tree planting tool. Tree planting rates of over 700 per day achievable.
Adding A Bit Of Colour And Attract Wildlife
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is very attractive, fragrant and attracts more wildlife to your garden. A bit on the vigorous side but worth the effort. A great addition to your project.
Broadleaf wood planting would be around 3m between each tree. Christmas tree planting for a commercial crop is around 1m.
Factors Detrimental To Cell Grown Trees
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
UK Grown Volume Trees
All our volume trees are UK grown and as far as we know because we have never caught one booking a holiday overseas.