If you’re planting trees, you’ll definitely need a few
sundries; you can treat this article as a sort of recipe to give your trees the
best start in life.
Have a read through our very helpful (free) guides on tree
selection and planting: -
You might need something to improve the soil where you’re
planting – chances are it may not be the best medium for a tree to grow in – so
consider adding mycorrhiza to your backfill.
You will also need to support the trees. They don’t usually need counselling, but they will
need something to help keep them upright.
Tree stakes are the answer - there are several variations,
but for a bare root tree you will probably need one and for rootball and
container grown trees it’s likely you’ll need two – one for each side of the planting
Add some ties to the list; don’t want to teach granny how to
suck eggs, but these are to hold the trees to the stake(s). Fit these so that you can adjust them as the
tree gets thicker.
You may need to prevent rabbits from eating your newly
planted trees by using tree guards, you’ll need up to 600mm of clear stem - you
can also fit them to multistems.
And finally, you can finish off the appearance of the tree
pits with a mulch - bark chips are ideal and will keep the surface moist and
Our knowledgeable and experienced sales team are on hand on
01233 813340. They will be able to
advise you on mycorrhiza and other soil improvers, tree ties, rabbit guards and
bark chips, and you can find out more about our tree stakes by clicking on the following link - Tree Stakes & Sundries
But most importantly – make sure you’ve got a water supply. Unfortunately, we can’t help you there...