Native trees

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  • Grey Alder trees (alnus incana)

    Grey Alder (alnus incana) trees.This is a widely distributed aggressive pioneer species from mainland Europe and Russia, but it is not a British native. A subspecies (rugosa) occurs across North America. It is totally hardy in most of Britain, and thrives on cold wet ground making it ideal for planting on reclaimed and derelict land.…
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  • Hazel trees (Corylus Avellana)

    Hazel (corylus avellana) tree or hedging is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation.Hazel is also very much sought after when it comes to hedging as it is compact neat and easy to maintain and again wildlife friendly. Grows well throughout the UK. Male flowers are catkins, females are small buds,produces edible nuts attracting mice…
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    Holm Oak (Quercus Ilex)

    Holm Oak trees-Quercus Ilex is a good shelter belt tree, can withstand sea winds, late spring produces male catkins, acorns are pointed and does not loose its leaves but would not tolerate very cold climates. There are few very large real evergreen broad leaved trees that will grow in Britain. Holm oak is one, it…
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  • Hornbeam trees (Carpinus Betula)

    Hornbeam trees or hedging (Carpinus Betula) is native to Europe and Asia Minor, including southern Britain. Grows well on clay forming a rounded crown.Leaves turn in autumn to orange, russet and gold. It is superficially like beech but is more tolerant of frost and poor ground. The wood is white, hard and heavy, but not flexible.…
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  • Horse Chestnut Trees (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

    Horse Chestnut trees-Aesculus Hippocastanum every one who ever collected a Conker knows this large, spreading tree, with its lovely pink/white 'candle flowers' that cover the tree in early summer and light up the May landscape. The leaves are deep green, turning a rustic amber colour in autumn. Fully grown specimens require a lot of space but they…
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  • Italian Alder trees (alnus cordata)

    Italian Alder trees-Alnus Cordata Fast growing tree in dry and wet soil conditions. Glossy green leaves with cones and catkins. Smooth grey/green bark.  It was introduced to Britain sometime before 1820. Here it tolerates dryish soils and is therefore less prone to root rot than most other alders.  A lovely and shapely tree distinguished from all…
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  • Large Leaf Lime trees (Tilia Platyphyllos)

    Large Leaved Lime trees are shade tolerant, cold and frost hardy species which can reach a large size on suitable soils. Its creamy white flowers are produced in July.They have five petals and sepals, hang from a long narrow structure and the one seeded fruit also. It is a relatively sedate grower, is a good avenue…
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  • London Plane Trees PLATANUS ACERIFOLIA

    London Plane trees-Platanus Acerifolia. Although mainly planted as a city shade tree that will withstand excessive levels of air pollution, this huge tree is also a producer of fine timber. Known in the trade as lacewood it commands a very high price. The origin of London plane is not clear. The earliest records are of…
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  • Noble Fir tree (abies procera) Quality plants

    The noble fir (abies procera) is an excellent christmas tree.  It does not shed its needles, keeps a good shape, stiff branches will withstand modern xmas ornaments - and importantly will look good well after Christmas.  Enjoy!! Can tolerate poor soil conditions, is snow tolerant and withstands exposed sites. Its needles are blue/green, male flowers…
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  • Norway Maple Tree (Acer Platanoides)

    GOOD AUTUMN COLOURING Norway Maple trees -  is a species of maple that is deciduous and can grow up to 20/30 metres tall with a good rounded crown.  The bark is grey/brown, the new shoots start off green but become pale brown.  Winter buds  are shiny red/brown.  Good autumn colouring, yellow, sometimes orange/  Flowers are…
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