News & Advice

News & Advice

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

POTTED TREES AND SHRUBS

22nd August 2019
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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JOBS OF THE MONTH :

22nd August 2019
MARCH *You are leaving it very late to prune hedges but some trees that are not coming into leaf can still be pruned. *Keep weeding by hoeing or hand weeding with a trowel. *Treat emerging weeds on path and around establishd trees and shrubs to prevent weeds. *Continue planting *Stake & support tall trees and...
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How to trim a Conifer hedge

22nd August 2019
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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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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Plan your beds and borders

22nd August 2019
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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Before you start to plan

22nd August 2019
First, prepare your soil-you can do it at any time of the year as long as the ground is neither boggy, nor frozen, nor bone dry-then draw up your planting plan. When you have chosen and bought your plants, stand them roughly in position-in their pots-so that you can make last minute changes before planting....
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HOW TO…..plant a Tree – & enhance the look of your property

22nd August 2019
Enhance the look of your property, by planting trees this is an effective way to easily beautify your property.They provide shade in the summer and wind protection in winter, enhance privacy all while increasing property values at the same time. The most common mistake when planting a tree is digging too deep a hole and too narrow.Too deep...
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*********SPECIAL OFFERS********* order now while stocks last

22nd August 2019
Sometimes we have too much stock of a particular species and occasionally we source items for customers and then the order doesn't go ahead. These plants are offered for sale as *SPECIAL OFFERS*. So if you see something you are interested in our website will automaticaly discount on the items for offer. FOR ONE OF THOSE...
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FUNDING & GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR PLANTING TREES & WOODLANDS

22nd August 2019
"There is plenty of funding available to support tree planting. Grants from the Forestry Commission plus other sources help make planting affordable.The challenge is identifying the right financial support for your new wood. What are Forestry Commission planting grants?          Forestry Commission planting grants are given to landowners as a contribution towards the costs of planting woodland...
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Planting deciduous trees

22nd August 2019
DECIDUOUS TREES lose leaves in autumn and grow new leaves in the spring. Most uk native trees are deciduous offering an everchanging landscape around the country from spring, summer, autumn to winter. Several deciduous trees hold their leaves for longer, coming in to leaf early in spring-blossoming fruit trees including cherries. Ash trees are usually the...
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Broad leaf trees

22nd August 2019
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 2019
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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More potential for woodland creation in Wales – reconsider applying for the grant scheme

22nd August 2019
NEWS- FC Wales is urging landowners to reconsider applying for the Glastir woodland creation grant scheme if their land was not previously eligible. Changes to the map used to assess applications mean that planting may now be possible where it was previously not permitted. bww.ts@forestry.gsi.gov or 0300 068 0300. Revised map is at www.forestry.gov.uk/wales (click on the Glastir grant link)
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Introducing our fantastic NEW MOBILE PHONE WEBSITE

22nd August 2019
Making shopping at Tree Shop even easier. (For Mobile phone users) At TREE SHOP , we know how busy modern lifestyles can be. We want to ensure that you can always find the time to browse your favourite arboretum trees, shrubs and hedging plants, so we have created a brand new mobile website. You can access our full range of...
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