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
Macedonian Pine Tree (Pinus Peuce)
A pine tree native to the slops of Bulgaria, Albania, North Greece and Macedonia (you should expect to find it here realistically with a name like that!) however it will still grow fine in the UK as it has been growing here since 1864. Not a lofty giant of a pine tree so expect a final height of around 40m and possibly 1.5m girth although 60cm is more common. Should give you a conical or columnar shape that is around 8m wide. Expect slow initial growth accelerating to 30-60cm per year and should reach 150 years old on average.
Plant in full sun or partial shade in loam to sand to highly acidic to slightly alkaline.
Considered a stable tree because of the root system that develops deeply into the soil.
A popular ornamental tree in parks as it gives reliable growth under a wide range of conditions which it certainly receives in the UK. Being able to withstand temperatures of around minus 30 degree centigrade we are confident saying that it will withstand our UK Winters and also wind exposure tolerant. One of the other reasons for being suitable for park planting is that it is resistant to general air pollution.
Can be planted at altitudes around 2400m without major issue and will tolerate poor soils. With climate change upon us, Macedonian Pine is an important consideration due to its adaptability especially if other Pine trees suffer as a result.
As it adapts very well to severe mountain climates, it is an excellent tree from protection against erosion. In fact it is such a tough nut that it resists attack from disease, fungus and insects very well. This is because of its high resin content which is considered toxic.
General Information on Macedonian Pine Tree (Pinus Peuce)
Macedonian pine trees found over 1800m generally become multi-trunk.
The pine cones are between 8-16cm long roughly. We say that just in case there are any trading standards people out there with a very accurate tape measure and little understanding of Mother Nature. They start long and green becoming yellow-brown when mature. They take 2 years to mature and are ready around September-October time.
Expect the needles to be bunched in fives up to 11cm long and a deep blue-green colour.
Bark on young trees is a smooth silvery grey green with fine red fissures and as it ages this darkens becoming purple with large smooth areas between the fissures. Up to around 50 years old the bark is smooth and a dark green or violet colour.
Very resistant to white pine blister rust, Cronartium ribicola.
Macedonian Pine wood light, soft and durable and used for construction, cooperage, furniture production and carving.
Resin used in optical instruments industry, chemical and pharmaceutical
Rabbit and Deer Protection
We offer a range of tree shelters that will protect your trees against possible attack. Click on this Tree Protection Link and it will take you to all of these products.
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our trees are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
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.
DUE TO BIO-SECURITY REGULATIONS AT THE NURSERY WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS OF ALL PINUS