Poor and acid soils

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  • Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menzieii)

    Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menzieii) apart from the Giant Redwood is the tallest tree growing on the North American west coast. They are large and vigorous evergreen conifers. They are great for poor soil, as long as the site is not dry. Mature trees in the open have a lush, attractive canopy. It can be grown…
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  • Downy Birch (betula pubescens)

    Bare root stock available Oct-April or PRE ORDER NOW and reserve British native birch trees are the best choice of trees for planting on wet sites. It is completely hardy throughout Britain and will provide shelter for other species of trees planted nearby. Downy birch is extremely valuable for wildlife because of the large…
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  • Sessile Oak tree (quercus patraea)

    Bare root stock available Oct-April or PRE ORDER NOW and reserve Of the two common oaks in Britain the (quercus patraea) sessile oak tends to prefer clay soil or sandy sites. Common and sessile oak are very alike but the sessile oak produces it's acorns directly onto the twigs whereas the common oak…
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  • Sweet Chestnut (Castanea Sativa)

    Sweet chestnuts roasting on an open fire at Christmas, whilst in the kitchen preparations are under way in making chestnut stuffing.  A lovely thought, in late summer early autumn the chestnuts ripen to full size, some bursting out of the spiky cases. The chestnuts we buy in shops today are usually imported from France or…
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