How to select your tree
- what final size are you looking for?
- deciduous or evergreen
- A tree that never loses all its leaves. Obviously, as they grow they will shed some of their leaves, but generally the leaf drop will remain inside the trees canopy. They do still tend to have a burst of growth in the growing season.
- single or multi-stemmed?
- vigorous or slow growing?
- is the soil at the desired site dry or moist, rich or poor, in a sunny or shaded position?
- If you would like a specimen tree then check the practicality of bringing a large tree into your garden. You’ll also need to confirm access and proximity to drainage. We can check for mains pipes or cables.
- Decide between a bare-root or container-grown plant; bare-root plants are cheaper but only available in autumn and winter, while container-grown plants are more expensive and available all year around. Rootballed plants are halfway between the two: field grown but lifted and the roots tightly wrapped in fabric, usually hessian. Hedging plants and specimen trees are often sold root ball.