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
Often overlooked when planting trees is the damage caused by vermin, of which the chief culprit is the rabbit. In addition to the rabbit is the vole which eat through the stems of small trees. In recognition of this fact, our 0.6m (2ft) economy tree guards are designed to offer cost effective protection for trees against this damage. Other beneficial properties that tree guards offer are that they accelerate the vertical growth of the trees and protect the leaves of the trees against weedkillers which can be carefully used around the base. Extreme care is required in using all weedkillers so that their spray drift does not land on the trees.
The design of these shelters allows for maximum light penetration and provide a micro climate for the trees which results in better initial establishment, stronger roots and higher survival rates. They also retain moisture, reducing water stress on the tree and are suitable for our smaller plants that are less than 60cm tall.
DOES NOT COME WITH CANES AS IT IS CHEAPER TO SOURCE LOCALLY.
Best suited for non-hedging species, we recommend our economy tree spiral guards as being more suited for branchier hedging species.
Of many other animals causing damage to trees, deer and the hare are worth consideration in terms of an appropriate tree guard. Of course many animals will cause damage to and eat trees. Some common pitfalls are planting hedges too close to a fence where livestock can reach over and eat the trees. We would recommend that a hedge is planted and kept at least 1.5m from the hedge are so to avoid this.
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.