Acer platanoides - Norway Maple is a beautiful fast growing tree of large stature which is best suited to parkland or settings where its superb autumn colour can be fully appreciated.
Deciduous. Native to Central / Eastern but widely adapted to the UK. Norway Maple has a typical maple shaped leave which turns bright yellow in the autumn.
Cheviot Trees are proud to distribute the Pottiputki range of planting tools and harnesses in the UK.
The Pottiputki is the original, tried and proven planting tool for Cell Grown trees. Manufactured in Finland from high strength steel the tool is ergonomically designed to achieve maximum planting rates with minimal planter stress. When used in combination with the Planting Harness the Pottiputki system enables planting to be carried out from an upright position.
Features and benefits of the Pottiputki:
- Ergonomically correct working position.
- Adjustable planting depth.
- Light and comfortable for extended use in the field.
- Rubber coated handle fitted with damping spring.
- Jaws are oil-hardened.
- Sturdy and robust construction.
Acer campestre - Field maple is a versatile and resilient fast growing small to medium sized tree that is also suitable for hedgerow planting.
It is a colourful species; the attractive five lobed leaves are flushed red in Spring, turning green and then yellow / gold in the Autumn. Deciduous. Native to the UK
Our cell grown Field Maple plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel etc. Usually at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.
Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore. The marmite of forestry that needs little or no introduction. Undemanding, tolerant, and productive.
Deciduous. A native to central and southern Europe but is considered by some to be an honorary native to the UK. Simple, large green leaves and interesting grey, flaky bark.
Betula pendula - Silver Birch is one of the UK’s most well-known and hardiest native trees which offer so much interest due to its graceful habit and papery/peeling white bark with brown contrast.
Deciduous. A true pioneer species which rapidly colonises open areas and supports over 300 species of insect. Silver Birch is one of the most productive broadleaves species in Scandinavian countries and a multifunctional species for the UK. Excellent planted as a mixture with other species, superb as a windbreak and provides excellent quality firewood!
Betula pubescens - Downy Birch is probably one of the toughest native species. Its range extends into the artic, more northerly than any other broadleaved species!
Deciduous. It is similar in appearance to Silver Birch but has a more upright habit and a darker bark.
Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut is a good example of a multi functional species. Excellent as a parkland tree, great for coppicing, and the chestnuts provide a tasty treat for red squirrels!
Native to Southern Europe but thought to be introduced by the Romans, Sweet Chestnut is found throughout the UK and is commonly associated with Southern England. Deciduous with long, narrow glossy leaves.
Corylus avellana - Hazel is a small shrubby tree which is often found in mixed native woodlands and hedgerows.
It is well known for its long yellow catkins which appear in the Spring and then produces hazelnuts in the summer. Native to the UK.
Our cell grown Hazel plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dog Rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.
Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn is the backbone of most British hedgerows and is one of the first species to produce new leaves in the Spring. If left untrimmed it will grow into a small tree with a very dense crown.
A very showy native species with fragrant, creamy white flowers in the Spring followed by green haws (berries) turning red in autumn.
Spiny, dense deciduous foliage which provides an excellent habitat for birds and insects.
Our cell grown Hawthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Blackthorn, Dog Rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.