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Tree planting on a grand scale!

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Tree planting on a grand scale!

I chose four of these fantastic Pterocarya fraxinifolia (wingnut trees) for my clients’ garden in the Cotswolds last March. Aren’t they fantastic? Lots of planning since then & yesterday they arrived on site! The ground was prepared in advance & several hours later the 1st one is in the ground…mature tree planting for Jo Alderson DesignThey weigh several tonnes each so sufficiently capable kit was brought in & as you can see this tele-handler almost makes it look easy. Two are going in today to complete the line-up & will match in beautifully with a copse close by. The aim of buying such large specimens was to add some history to the site with large scale mature trees. Several acres immediately around the house & outbuildings of this converted farmhouse were devoid of any trees so it’s been my absolute pleasure to reverse the situation & blend the new garden with the greater landscape beyond. Tom & his team have already planted well over 100 trees & this next phase sees these ‘heritage trees’ as I call them going in, together with an avenue of purple leaved prunus (for drama!) lining the drive & mature weeping willows for the islands in & around the new lake. It’s a big plot at over 100 acres but we’re just concentrating on around 25% of that.

I’ll post more as it progresses & there’s plenty more to do as you can see, but I’ll leave you with this one showing just how large the rootballs are.

Planting Wingnut trees for Jo Alderson Design

Huge thanks to Tom & his team doing a great job as usual.


Until next time…