We’ve been busy planting trees across the UK this Autumn – predominantly in primary school locations. Trees promote biodiversity, create woodland habitats and provide social benefits to the wider community as well as sequestering carbon dioxide. Planting within school locations also engages school children in environmental issues.
All our trees are native British broad leaf species, grown from seed in the UK. The following species are some of the trees that we supply: Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Common Alder, Crab Apple, Crack Willow, Dog Rose, Dogwood, Downy Birch, Elder, English Oak, Field Maple, Goat Willow, Gorse, Green Beech, Grey Willow, Guelder Rose, Hawthorn, Hazel, Hornbeam, Rowan, Sessile Oak, Silver Birch, Small Leaved Lime, Spindle Bush, Whitebeam.
The type of sapling we plant is known as a ‘cell-grown whip’. Cell-grown because each tree is grown in an individual ‘pot’ and comes with a plug of compost around the roots for protection and to give it the best start. Whip refers to the size of the saplings - they are a year old and are 40cm to 90cm in height, depending on the species, though there can be some variation as with any plant.