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Planting

         
               
 

Trees

 

There are many reasons and advantages to planting trees. It is a very effective way to enhance your property, provide shade and wind protection, increase privacy and add to the value of your home. Several aspects need to be considered to ensure proper growth conditions are maintained, and the type of tree is appropriate for your property and your needs.

These considerations include:

Climate and soil


Size of the site


Proximity to buildings, pavements, driveways, roads, utility lines, (overhead and buried) and septic systems.


Climate control


Deciduous trees planted on the south, west and east perimeters of a lot will provide shade during the summer while allowing scarce sunlight through in the winter when leaves have fallen. Evergreens, on the other hand, planted on the north and west sides of a property, can reduce winter heating costs by serving as windbreaks.


Drainage


Heavy clays in poorly-drained sites present problems as many species of will not tolerate 'wet feet'. You can do a test for soil drainage by digging a hole in the planting area and filling it with water. If the water hasn't drained away in a couple of hours, drainage may be an issue.


Soil quality


Personal taste

 

When to plant

 

Type of tree

 

Hedges


Our professional hedge planting service includes:


 
Trench digging
 
Mixing compost
 
Double row positiong
 
Spacing whips
 
Spreading the roots
 
Firm the soil and water


We remove half of the height of the plants after planting. This reduces wind rock and allows the roots to establish quicker. It also encourages bushy growth from near the base of the plant more quickly. Newly planted hedges are vulnerable to damage by wind, drought and severe weather for the first 2-3 years. Keep moist, and mulch to prevent weeds.


Never plant climbers into a new hedge. Allow the hedge to establish first, otherwise the vigorous growth of the climbers can overcome the young shrubs. Once the hedge is old enough, climbing rose, dog rose, and honeysuckle can be planted.
 

 
 

Wood Chippings

If your flower bed needs a facelift, consider adding wood chips. Wood chips come in various colours and sizes, from mini-chips to large nuggets. Materials include pine, cedar, cocoa, cypress and many others.

     
   
           
             

 

Tree Surgery

 

Crown Lift

Crown Narrowing

Crown Reduction

Crown Thinning

Hedge Reduction

Limb Removal

Pollarding

Sectional Dismantling

Spread Reduction

Stump Grinding

Tree Felling

Tree Removal

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

 

Border Maintenance

Contract Maintenance

Grass Cutting

Hedge Pruning

Litter Removal

Site Clearance

Weed Control

 

Online Shop

 

Seasoned Log Sales

 

Woodland Forestry

 

Conservation

Regeneration

 

Environmental

 

Green Policies

 

Planting

 

Ceremonial Plantings

Planting Schemes

Screening

Tree Sourcing

Woodland Planting

 

Contact

 

Wychwood Tree Surgeons

 

Administration Office
114 Western Road
Brentwood
Essex
CM14 4ST

 

01277 729 192

 

 

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