Rootball & Bare Root PlantingOctober 19, 2015
If you are thinking of planting a new hedge or trees, now is the time to start this.
Rootballs are a tree or hedging plant that has been field grown. They are lifted at this time of the year and wrapped in hessian sack to make a ball around the root. The sack remains in place once planted and decomposes naturally. Choose rootballs if you are looking for an established hedge or tree for your planting scheme. A wide variety of trees come in this format and numerous hedging plants such as Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), Yew (Taxus baccata) and Privet (Ligustrum).
Bare root is an economical method of buying hedging plants and trees. It is generally best when planting bare root to buy younger, smaller specimens such as 40-60 cm plants. These will take well and establish themselves into a strong healthy hedge or tree. One thing to be mindful of is that they do need to be planted within one week of purchase. Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Oak (Quercus) and Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) are all common forms of bare root.
For successful planting the ground needs to be well prepared with ample amounts of organic matter dug into cultivated soil. We specialise in this field including both the supply and ground preparation so please contact us for all your planting needs.