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
The Noble Fir Tree, its Latin name is Abies Nobilis or perhaps confusingly also known as Abies procera is native to the western seaboard of North America. An attractive conical shaped tree, Noble Fir has beautiful large branches and leaves, which are a blue-green colour on the topside. Amazing pint-sized cones are present on the tree some years. Used as a lesser commercial forestry species in Britain, this tree is popular as a Christmas tree because of its fine form, blue-coloured needles, as mentioned above and needle retention abilities. Particularly tolerant of cold conditions and expect a final height of 47m (157ft).
Less Than Vibrant Green On Delivery For Our Noble Fir
As Noble fir are quite fast growing, especially when very young, we hold off on the fertiliser in late Summer and Early Autumn so they do not put on lots of tender new growth that could be affected by a harsh winter. This means that at certain times of the year you may receive trees that have less than a vibrant green colour to them. This is perfectly normal and they will quickly green up again in the coming Spring.
Woodland Design Principles - The creation of a Pinetum or Conifer collection
Typically, Noble Fir may be planted as an individual tree or as an avenue of trees. Estate and Policy Woodland plantings from the 18th Century often found this tree planted along with other North American conifer species. Today, 150 years later these trees form an amazing sight and we think that this tree worthy of planting to achieve the same effect for future generations.
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.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Noble Fir Trees
Good Morning, Just a wanted to say thanks for the excellent service – as always trees arrived promptly in excellent condition ready for planting. Thanks, Nigel. F 1217
The trees arrived and they look fantastic. Much bigger than I expected and great packaging too. Nic Smith 1217
Trees arrived today in lovely condition. Thank you. P. East 0414
Thanks yes, the trees (abies nobilis) arrived in good condition and after planting looked really good. 0214
Hi Alan,Sorry I meant to email to thank you for all of your help. We received our Noble and Nordman trees last weekend and they looked great. I got them all planted which was good so fingers crossed! Thank you very much again for your help. Kind regards, Stacey 1013
Yes, many thanks - the trees are excellent, sturdy specimens. They're planted out and doing fine. They arrived two days inside the promised delivery date. Excellent tree at a good price, delivered quickly - 10 out of 10. Keith Gillison 0813
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.