The benefits of using tree protection around young seedlings are widely known. They help with fast establishment and improved growth rates, protection from nibbling animals, which can stunt a plants growth or transform what should be a tree into a shrub, and they can help protect from land operations such as mechanical weeding and spraying.
The core principles of plant protection apply whether you are planting out a tree, shrub, hedging or vine plant. If you protect your young plants from pests and chemical spraying, whilst at the same time creating a micro-climate that fosters growth, you give your young plants the best chance of not only surviving their early years – but thriving.
The Forestry Stewardship Council® helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. The FSC® system enables companies like British Hardwood Tree Nursery to demonstrate that the FSC certified square sawn stakes we sell come from well-managed forests.
The government has committed to increase new planting of woodland to 30,000 hectares a year in the United Kingdom. In England, a significant proportion of this will be with broadleaved trees which must have adequate protection to ensure successful establishment.
Farmers and land managers can apply for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme to create new woodlands that help tackle the effects of climate change. The Forestry Commission has announced that £10m will be available in the second auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.
Looking for funding to support your urban tree planting scheme? The Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) was developed in response to HM Treasury releasing £10 million in the 2018 Autumn Budget announcement for planting at least 20,000 large trees and 110,000 small trees in urban areas in England.
If you plan to create woodland in England, you may be eligible for a grant from the Forestry Commission. We've listed the 3 major funding schemes available for woodland creation in England, plus links for funding sources for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland below.
As we enter the second half of the bare root planting season we are now in a position where one political party has a large majority and a clear mandate to deliver its election promises including tree planting.
British Hardwood Tree Nursery is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary as the bare root season commences. Established back in 1989, BHT has become the UK's leading specialist wholesale supplier of UK grown bare root trees, shrubs, hedgerow plants and planting accessories.
A movie title? Not quite, but we've enjoyed recording the building of our 6th warehouse here at the BHT HQ in rural Lincolnshire, which has been completed just in time for the start of the 2019/2020 bare root season.