News & Advice

News & Advice

Latest news and advise from tree-shop.co.uk

Bareroot & Potted – What Is The Difference?

15th September 2021
When placing an order, it's important to know the difference between potted and bareroot. Potted plants can be sold and planted all year round (you don't have to wait). If you want to give a tree to someone as a gift and they want to plant it as soon as possible, potted plants are your...
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Tree Donated To Lydbrook Primary School

9th August 2021
Tree Shop recently received a beautifully illustrated letter from a young girl who attends Lydbrook Primary School. This young girl wanted a Cherry tree, which we donated to them for their Wellbeing garden. This garden was recently opened by princess Anne.
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POTTED TREES AND SHRUBS

21st July 2021
Welcome, We now have a good selection of potted trees and shrubs all year round.  Visit our arboretum section for all your potted requirements.  Please feel free to contact our sales team who can assist in your selection and answer any queries you may have.  You can also place your order over the telephone. tel:01452 832100 mail@tree-shop.co.uk
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Magnolia Black Tulip

13th July 2021
Magnolia black tulip has the deepest colour of the Magnolia. Flowers with a deep pink/burgundy colour emerge in early Spring, then glossy large green leaves come afterwards which stay on until late Autumn. The colours of the flowers deepens with maturity. If you want to look after Black Tulip well, place the flower in sheltered...
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The Silver Birch Tree

2nd July 2021
The Silver Birch is one of our most popular trees, and for a good reason. Architects and top house designers love to use Silver Birch trees for their home designs. This tree creates a nice environment wherever it's planted, thanks to its attractive silvery bark and the superb environment it creates for birds and insects....
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How To Plant A Tree

22nd June 2021
Bare root trees should be planted between November and March. Don't plant them when the ground is frozen or waterlogged. When ready to plant, 'split' the ground with a spade and place the plant into the slot. Heal it in with your foot to make sure there are no air holes, and it's planted firmly...
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*********SPECIAL OFFERS********* order now while stocks last

4th June 2021
Sometimes we have too much stock of a particular species and this season we have the following available: Joseph Rock, Sweet Gum and Laburnum Voisii are on special offer until 31st August 2021. See special offers on our homepage. Order now while stocks last!
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How to trim a Conifer hedge

19th May 2021
The easiest way to trim established conifer hedges is by using a powered hedge trimmer to give a regular, even finish. Quick growing conifers will need about three cuts per year during the growing season, at roughly eight week intervals. Inspect the hedge thoroughly before trimming it is to ensure there are no birds nesting...
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Creation of Optimal Shelter Belts (OSBs)

12th May 2021
We are excited to announce that Tree Shop has been leading the creation of Optimal Shelterbelts (OSB) across Britain's historic hedgerows. These OSBs promote biodiversity, prevent soil erosion, and help combat climate change that destroys natural habitats. Last season we planted 3.2kms of trees and shrubs for 8 OSBs. Over next winter we'll be planting...
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Plan your beds and borders

10th November 2020
When deciding on a plan, work from the back to the front for the borders and from the centre out to the edges for island beds. That way you will be sure you have your framework plants where you want them-making a long-term background for the smaller plants at the front and those with more...
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Broad leaf trees

22nd August 2020
BROAD LEAF  -  is a tree that has wide leaves, rather than slim, needle-like leaves as found in conifers. Most broad-leaved trees are deciduous, such as birch, elm, oak and maple, but some such as arbutus (which are small trees or shrubs with red flaking bark and edible berries) and live oak are evergreens; the latter type are...
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Native Trees

22nd August 2020
NATIVE TREES (since the Ice Age) is a tree which has grown naturally in the area and has not been introduced by man.   Our Native Trees are:- Alder, Aspen, Ash, Bay Willow, Beech, Bird Cherry, Black Poplar,  Box, Crab Apple, Crack Willow, Common or Pedunculate Oak, Downy Birch, Field Maple, Goat Willow, Hazel, Holly,  Hornbeam, Hawthorn or quickthorn, Juniper,...
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JOBS FOR JULY/AUGUST

22nd August 2019
Some sappy hardwoods can be pruned at this time of year. You can prune Maple, Walnut, Magnolias and Birch. Summertime pruning avoids the typical oozing of sap during the winter and is perfectly safe. Dead or dying branches can be removed at any time. Early August is a good time to prune Choisya. Evergreen seldom...
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HOW TO…..plant a hedge

22nd August 2019
By far the cheapest way of making a hedge is to buy bundles of bare-root, deciduous hedging plants. These are available only between late autumn and early spring, but small ones cost very little. If you cannot plant them straight away, heel them in by planting them temporarily in a hole or trench somewhere in the...
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