The importance of Trees
There is increasing public concern about sustainability issues and the environment which is focusing attention on the importance of trees in towns and cities. Trees, along with the landscaping design, are attractive to industry and commerce; creating an environment where people want to live and work.
Landscape architects choose semi-mature trees to create an appealing liveability for the place they are designing; whether in rural or urban contexts, the selected specie of tree along with its size and where it is to be planted can be quite a challenging exercise and is not for the feint hearted!
Why you need to talk to us
- Tree installations is one of our many specialist services in which we are contracted in supplying, the installation and containment of semi-mature trees with girths up to 140cm.
- Our supply chain covers continental European nurseries along with specialist UK suppliers.
- We can offer advice and source chosen landscape architect design trees and contain them within our own nursery until installation is required or instantly plant the trees with a call-off plan with a specialist tree nursery.
- We always encourage our clients to plan for a visit to the specialist tree nursery to make the tree selection in person. We accompany them on nursery visits so that we can advise, along with the landscape architect, both technically and aesthetically on the most appropriate trees for the scheme.
- As with any semi-mature tree planting, a detailed lift plan has to be in place to accommodate the weight of the crane. Arrangements also need to be made to ensure the public are moved outside the potential swing area of the crane when lifting the tree off the trailer and manoeuvring it into place.
- On installation we arrange for all the required permits for the day, such as road closures and police escorts through the narrow city streets.
- For the first year or two and especially after a week or so of unusually dry weather, the trees we have installed are closely watched for signs of moisture stress.
- Core testing of the root ball is taken and supplemental irrigation is implemented if needed. Most importantly, a consistent watering regimen is recommended to help ensure a healthy plant in the spring.
When to plant
- A well-planted and maintained tree will grow faster and live longer than one improperly planted or maintained. Trees can be planted almost any time of the year as long as the ground is not frozen.
- Late autumn is the optimum time to plant trees because it gives trees a chance to establish new roots before winter arrives and the ground freezes.
- Summer plantings also are fine so long at the tree is container grown, although planting in hot summer weather should be avoided unless supplemental irrigation is certain and consistent.
Pruning is an important part of our maintenance practice for tree care. However, the only pruning required at planting is corrective pruning to remove any broken, damaged or dead branches, or suckers that sprout from the trunk. These considerations are important for the success and sustainability of the newly planted tree.