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
Rowan tree or Mountain Ash Tree (Sorbus Aucuparia)
A native, British tree, the Rowan tree or Mountain Ash Tree (Sorbus aucuparia) is a commonly planted small to medium sized tree. Distinguished by its spectacularly coloured clusters of berries, which change from yellow to orange to the bright red of autumn, Mountain Ash is renowned for its sheer hardiness, coping with soil types, ranging from dry to damp. This tree has been found growing in pockets of soil on Scottish mountain sides. Conversely, it will provide a focus of attention in a smallish garden. Particularly attractive as a source of food for birds. The Mountain Ash or Rowan tree is considered to be a magical guardian against black witches, enchantment and other sinister forces and commonly have been a feature of churchyards to keep watch over the spirits of the deceased. Believe that if you will and we think each house should have one! Expect a final height of 20m (67ft).
Woodland Design Principles
Typically, Mountain Ash or Rowan is planted in groups of between 10 and 25 trees. This number of trees is ideal for creating a wildlife habitat and a meaningful source of food and shelter. Spacing may vary between 1m (3ft 4in) and 5m (16ft 8in). Blending of one species into another is suggested although bearing in mind different growth rates. The aim is to mimic what nature intended and thus avoid artificial lines. This tree is a major native, British tree and as a result included in a range of new native woodland.
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.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Sorbus Aucuparia Mountain Ash Rowan Trees
Dear Trees-online, My order 24989 (a dozen rowan plug plants) Arrived on-time today. Nicely packed. Efficient courier DPD who notified me a day ahead and then a one hour time slot on the day.All plants looked healthy. Planted up the same day. Similar comments apply re my previous order of western red cedar plugs 3+ years ago. 100% success rate and now all 4' tall. Used these to replace a 50yr old leylandii hedge which had come to the end of its life. 5* rating from me on Trust Pilot.Thanks. Kind regards Michael Cook 0220
Dear Mr Senior Dogsbody aka Alan! Many thanks, plants have now arrived in fine fettle and are ensconced in ze ground! Yours Clare J 0417
Hello Alan, Everything was perfect, the packaging was excellent, long enough so not bent over, they young trees themselves were/are in excellent health and condition, the courier delivered them in great condition possibly due to youre excellent packaging. Very pleased and would not hesitate to order from you again & will certainly recommend you to friends. Regards Peter Moore A Very satisfied customer. 1013
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.