Capture more carbon with some trees as a contribution to a better environment. Whips, trees, hedging and field grown saplings are available without the excess packaging of plastic pots and gaudy plastic labels. They are also great value.
- Bare root trees, as they ‘say on the tin’ (or not the plant pot) are loose and free of a soil ball.
- Late autumn to early spring are the best time for planting trees that are supplied from free grown ground.
- Select a suitable site bearing in mind sun/shade wind direction and visual expectations.
- Prepare a hole larger than the full extent of the roots so they can be spread out.
- Break up the soil at the bottom so no hard pan can form a sump for excess water.
- Soak the roots in a bucket of water for an hour then water well after planting.
- Trim off any broken or damaged roots with a sharp knife
- Prior to planting place a support stake in the hole and firm the soil around the tree progressively to avoid large pockets of air.
- Mulch with organic matter and water regularly as the tree is established.
- Try planting some fruit trees, ornamentals or extensive hedges using bare root stock.
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