We can advise you on planting trees suitable for small gardens or large areas, for problems sites and screening buildings or roads.
When planting trees various factors need to be taken into consideration, including: aspect, soil, space, purpose, design, habitat.
- Aspect – for example it would not be a good idea to plant a beech tree / Fagus sylvatica, on a salt blasted cliff by the sea, however, a Cupressus macrocarpa would probably be fine once established.
- Soil – some trees such as Stewartia, Embothrium and Arbutus unedo all prefer an acid soil and Embothrium soil low in phosphate as well.
- Space – When planting a tree think of the ultimate dimensions it is surprising how fast the years slip away and before you know it the tree has outgrown its position.
- Purpose – Another consideration is why plant the tree? Is it for fruit, flower, ornament, screening, how tall do you want it to grow?
- Design – There are several points to think about such as the surrounding landscape, proximity of buildings and roads, urban planting/countryside planting.
- Habitat – If you wish to encourage wildlife habitats native trees will always be preferable.