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
If you are looking to grow Picea Abies as a business click the link Christmas Tree Commercial Crop
If you are looking to buy Picea Abies for a Christmas tree plantation, then you will be pleased to know that the seeds used to grow them have been selected from trees that have a good shape to them already with the theory being that the new trees will also carry a good shape too.
A native tree of central and southern Europe and stretching from Scandinavia to northern Russia, the Norway Spruce (Picea abies) tree is not native to Britain, only being introduced here 500 years ago, although there is some evidence that it was native to Britain previously. A widely planted widely planted tree in woods, shelterbelts and gardens, it is more adept at coping with planting in drier, more frosty locations than for example Sitka Spruce. Norway Spruce is an important commercial forestry tree in Britain. In addition, it is a traditional, popular Christmas tree variety. Expect a final height of 44m (147ft).
Our Norway Spruce fir trees do not like standing water. They will tolerate damp soils but not long term waterlogged or boggy conditions.
Woodland Design Principles - The creation of a Pinetum or Conifer collection
Typically, Norway Spruce 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 Norway Spruce Picea Abies Trees
Trees were in perfect health on arrival, excellently packaged and promptly delivered - far better quality trees than any other firm I've used, the plug plants are amazingly good. Would highly recommend Tom S 1119
Hi Alan, I just wanted to thank you for my delivery of Norway Spruce plugs. They were packaged perfectly and are brilliant little trees - very healthy and in perfect condition. Thank you very much indeed. Merry Christmas, Mike 1216
Dear Alan, The couriers have performed well on this occasion, because the package for me has appeared in the requested place. I've had a quick look inside and everything seems to be there, although I probably won't be going through absolutely everything to the finest detail until I plant my Christmas trees just after Christmas. Regards A. Presland 1212
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.