Mario from Newlands Tree Surgeons says:
Although container grown trees can be planted at any time of year, bare root tree are best planted in late Winter or early Spring.
Bareroot and rootballed trees are usually still dormant but with the warmer spring weather and regular watering they will establish well.
Most types of trees can be planted now including ornamental and fruit trees.
Most apple trees will start to produce fruit in their 3rd or 4th year – but this can vary greatly and plums, cherries, and pears usually start fruiting in their 4th year.
Purchase and planting is best done between November and March.
With pot-grown trees it is vital to remove any excess compost from above the root collar (the point just below which the roots naturally start to grow).
If the tree is planted to the original level of compost in the pot, as usually recommended, it could already be too deep. Secondary adventitious roots are common in pot-grown trees, originating from the buried part of the trunk. These should be pruned off close to their point of origin.
The height and spread is important when deciding what trees are suitable for your garden. Even small ornamental trees can grow to 20ft with a large spread. These trees can also dry out flower beds and lawns and cast shadows over loans which promotes moss.
Top 5 trees for small gardens
Top 5 trees for large gardens
Liquidambar styraciflua ‘Worplesdon’
Acer platanoides ‘Crimson King’
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
Spring is the ideal time to have your trees pruned or felled.
Most deciduous trees at this time of year do not have leaves which makes them easier and cheaper to prune which is good
We have two decades of experience in arboriculture. We are fully qualified and fully insured. We provide a free quotation and endeavour to get your job done as soon as possible.
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