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Consultation

Big Heart Tree Care will consider your requirements and offer advice on which trees are perfectly suited for your needs/environment.

Design

We consider the terrain on your site. Factors such as neighbours, slopes & drainage can have an impact on what trees will thrive on your land.

Supply

We source & supply all types of trees. Have a browse through our selection. All subject to availability.

Planting

Big Heart Tree Care focus on giving you, the customer a hassle free experience when planting new trees on your land.

Aftercare

We offer a full aftercare package. You know you are in good hands with Big Heart Tree Care!

Tree Finder – Information

Big Heart Tree Care believe that every garden should have a tree, and whether your garden is large or small, urban or rural, a sun trap or shaded there is a tree to suit them all. Choose your tree wisely and you will have a wonderful garden feature which provides year round interest for many generations to enjoy.

But before you rush your order you need to do a little research and preparation.

 

1) Check your soil.

  • Many people take soil for granted however, in urban areas and many modern new build properties, the soil quality can be poor, shallow or contaminated (dig a 30cm hole to see if any rubble such as bricks are present).
  • Your tree size and health will be limited by the quantity and quality of the soil.
  • Try to choose a tree species which can tolerate the pH of the soil (this can be easily done with a ph reader of which can be purchased from your local hardware store).
  • Likewise if the soil is waterlogged, dry, sandy or compacted chose a tree species which can tolerate these conditions (dig a 30cm hole to see if any free water flows and also if the solid is compact).

 

2) Check the environmental conditions.

  • Look out for frost pockets or excessive exposure (frost pockets are areas that usually occur in and area between to adjoins slopes where frosts are more likely to appear).
  • Dry soils,
  • Waterside locations
  • Shady locations
  • Coastal planting

It can help to look around at trees which are already growing in the area. What is growing well – what is not thriving? Are there any tree species which are known to be susceptible to pests and diseases in the area such as Ash or Elm?

 

3) Decide what you want your tree to do…

  • Trees can provide summer shade,
  • Provide a windbreak,
  • Reduce noise,
  • Create privacy,
  • Encourage wildlife,
  • Provide fruit.
  • Or simply look beautiful

 

4) Native or exotic?

The decision on whether to plant native trees or imports is a contentious one even amongst the professionals. Some Local Authorities insist on native planting. Although local native trees would be preferable in a rural setting, the unique environmental conditions which we find in today’s urban environment means that in some locations a non-native tree would do much better and be more sustainable with the forecast in global warming.

 

5) Which botanical attributes do you want to see?

Why get a dull tree when you can have an ornamental specimen

  • Deciduous or evergreen?
  • What shape? Upright, slender, tall, broad, vase shaped, pendulous (weeping)?
  • Single stem or multi-stem?
  • Vigorous or slow growing?
  • Bark interest – texture and colour
  • Leaf shape and colour – variegation
  • Seasonal colour (autumn shades)
  • Flowers
  • Fruit

 

6) Root systems

We plant trees range of shapes, forms and types of Big Heart Tree Care believe that every garden should have a tree, and whether your garden is large or small, urban or rural, a sun trap or shaded there is a tree to suit them all. Choose your tree wisely and you will have a wonderful garden feature which provides year round interest for many generations to enjoy.

But before you rush your order you need to do a little research and preparation.

 

7) How big?

  • The only limitation for the size of your tree is the size of your budget. Bigger trees mean instant visual impact but larger trees require more post planting maintenance.
  • Check the practicality of bringing a large tree into your garden. You’ll also need to confirm access and proximity to drainage.
  • Think of the impact of the tree on any neighbours
  • Don’t plant large trees under or close to overhead power or phone lines or telecommunication poles. Utility contractors are legally entitled to cut any tree which causes a nuisance or prevents the functioning of such equipment.

 

Still stumped?!

We can alleviate the confusion for you. Use our Arborscape Service. Our Arboricultural Consultant will undertake a site survey and with your input design an inspired tree plan for anything from 1-100 trees! Email Big Heart tree Care For more details!