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Trees come in an immense variety of size, shape, colour, aspect and more. They are supplied in three main forms: Container, Bare-root and Root ball. Details of which you can see below. To see our full range, please click here to view our online interactive availability list.
The only main drawback to buying a container is that they do tend to be more expensive than the other forms listed below.
These are trees that are grown in the ground at our nurseries around Leicester and lifted upon order (during the lifting season). They will be supplied, as the name suggests, bare-rooted (no container around the roots). The main advantages of bare-root trees are;
The main drawback of the bare-root method is that the plants are only available during the lifting season (November to March), as this is when they are dormant and can be successfully transplanted.
Similar to the bare-root method in many ways, a root-balled tree is lifted with the soil remaining around the roots, forming the ‘root-ball’. This is then wrapped in hessian and non-galvanised wire. This root-ball can then be planted intact, with the hessian and wire left on, which will soon break down and rot away. The main advantages of a root-balled tree are;
The main drawbacks of root-balls are that they are more expensive than bare-root trees and are still only available during the lifting season (November to March).
Please feel free to contact us at anytime to discuss your tree requirements, we would be more than happy to offer any advice we can. If you prefer we could even show you a few of the species available for selection at the Plant Centre.