Building Resiliance Naturally

Building resilient trees grown sustainably to survive generations is our business philosophy. As passionate tree growers, here is an insight into how this is done.

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A tree that's been produced professionally has the structure to be sustainable in the long term. Here's how:

Through Formative Pruning. As the tree is grown, pruning is carried out to promote good health and a strong branching framework allowing the tree to grow in a balanced manner.  Early removal of potentially weak branches assures the mature tree will have a single dominant trunk and a crown requiring less pruning when established, limiting the development of weak structural features which may fail in later life.  The quality of junior material, and the time taken to develop strong tree specimens with effective canopies utilising formative pruning techniques, minimises longer-term maintenance costs and ensures the tree has a greater life expectancy in the landscape.

Through Root Pruning.  Root pruning is vital and should be conducted every time potting occurs. The ability of the advanced tree to thrive post-planting is clearly linked to the tree’s root structure and its ability to anchor and support itself in soil.  A strong root structure, like strong limbs, are essential to selecting a premium specimen.

Effective pest and disease control. This is critical to plant performance and dealing with nurseries committed to an Integrated Pest & Disease Management (IPDM) program is a huge advantage to the customer.  Under IPM, pests are dealt with in an integrated and systematic way using a combination of biological control and cultural techniques that aim to create a natural balance.  An advanced tree grown under IPM conditions is not dependent on chemicals for protection and has a higher level of tolerance to pest and disease attack in the landscape.

Suppliers who produce premium material need to be supported by quality production processes and techniques, and are therefore committed to improving their business in an environmentally sustainable way.

Our best practice processes is your guarantee of high-quality, sustainably produced trees. 

27/03/2023 In the News, Planting & Tree Care


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