FIELD GROWN

FIELD GROWN

Pruning is about creating the ultimate unique shape of the tree. It is a highly skilled art which demands a degree of competence that takes some time to achieve. The techniques are important because once a tree is badly pruned it will never recover. Good pruning techniques, on the other hand, can create something really pleasing and natural looking, to the extent that most people would not be aware that a tree had been pruned at all.

Well pruned multi-stem trees are good for garden designers because they have a small footprint with a large canopy, allowing designers to benefit from the large canopy whilst retaining the small footprint beneath to give space for planting. The end result is aesthetically pleasing and can create an instant impact in the garden

BENEFITS OF FIELD GROWN TREES

Pruning is about creating the ultimate unique shape of the tree. It is a highly skilled art which demands a degree of competence that takes some time to achieve. The techniques are important because once a tree is badly pruned it will never recover. Good pruning techniques, on the other hand, can create something really pleasing and natural looking, to the extent that most people would not be aware that a tree had been pruned at all.

Well pruned multi-stem trees are good for garden designers because they have a small footprint with a large canopy, allowing designers to benefit from the large canopy whilst retaining the small footprint beneath to give space for planting. The end result is aesthetically pleasing and can create an instant impact in the garden

TRANSPLANTING

We always remind people that without a good root system a tree won’t survive.  We take a lot of care ensuring our trees are sold with proper root systems, allowing them to survive and thrive when planted in their new homes. A good root system is achieved by using the transplantation system, which is a process by which trees are dug out of the ground and replanted in a different area of the nursery before sale. It means that effectively the roots are pruned and thereby strengthened.  Sometimes transplantation may not be necessary and merely pruning the roots in situ will suffice.

Every time our trees are transplanted it encourages more fibrous roots to develop which creates an established root system. This allows for high survival rates when being planted out.  

Transplanting also stimulates growth and development without the tree gaining too much height, allowing it to broaden and its shape to become more developed.

BENEFITS OF ROOTBALLED TREES

Rootballing the tree when it is lifted out of the ground ensures the root system is not disturbed and remains intact.  Neither will it be disturbed during the handling, transportation and planting process.

Rootballed trees are protected from the rigours of site activities in commercial planting.

Once planted the non-galvanised wire soon breaks down and the hessian will rot, allowing the root system to develop.

The rootballed tree is the best planting solution and has high survival rates as long as best practice is followed.  At New Wood Trees we carry out undercutting and transplanting to all our stock to ensure there are lots of fibrous roots around the base of the tree.

In the eyes of a nurseryman, the roots are much more important than what can be seen above the ground.  Without an established and developed root system the tree will not thrive.

Lastly, the size of trees we sell are only as good as the aftercare they receive once they are planted out.  Watering is essential for the first few years until the root system becomes established in the ground where they have been planted.