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Tree Planting

Breathe new life into your outdoor space with our expert tree planting service. Our arborists will advise on the best types of tree for your space, then undertake careful and strategic planting for healthy growth.

Tree Planting in South East London

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100s of happy customers

 Free, no obligation quote

 30+ years experience

 ARB accredited

“From start to finish TreesUK have been excellent to deal with; friendly, punctual, professional, very helpful and competitively priced.”

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About our Tree Planting services

We provide a comprehensive tree planting and management service for both urban and rural environments. The goal of our tree planting service is simple: to restore a natural balance to an area where trees have been damaged, destroyed or need planting due to development.

Often in urban environments trees are planted in the wrong place: up against buildings, in tight spaces, and require care and pruning quickly as a result.

Effective tree planting is built around balance, and aims to help an area to thrive and flourish when things have gotten in the way of this process. With this in mind, we like to plant the correct tree in the correct location. Then, once a tree is planted, the idea is to have as little intervention as possible (pruning, etc).

As tree planting experts we welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns, and to help design and implement the right tree solution for you. Whether you’d like trees for privacy from neighbouring properties, reduced air or noise pollution, more substance and maturity to your garden, or indeed simply to offset your carbon footprint with carbon-neutral tree planting – we can help.

We have extensive experience in advising clients of appropriate species of trees to plant, and on where to plant, so that ultimately we can maximise the impact to your garden space whilst minimising the detrimental impact to property structure.

What tpyes of trees do you plant?

We can plant many types of tree, and our recommendations will combine your preferences with our experience to ensure the best fit. Some of the trees we can plant are detailed below:

  • Beech tree – Fagus Sylvatica These are a delight to see and walk amongst. Beech can grow very large, and while native to the south of England, isn’t really suited long-term to a small garden environment.Beech is a shade-tolerant species, so planting in close proximity, in a shady garden, or as a specimen tree in a large garden are all options. Grey squirrels and beech bark disease can be problematic in some areas. Size: 6 metres within 10 years; 10 metres within 20 years.
  • Mulberry tree – Morus Nigra Black mulberry produces delicious edible fruit, while white mulberry produces leaves for silkworms. Both have heavy golden brown timber, but their heritage and amenity value means they are rarely cut down for timber.Trees often recline to one side in old age (300+ years). Size: 3 metres within 10 years; 5 metres within 20 years.
  • Rowan mountain ash tree- Sorbus Aucuparia A native species seen at its best amongst acid rocky uplands. Its golden leaves and radiant scarlet berries are a memorable autumn sight.The name reflects Norse legends and superstitions about the tree: the old Norse name is a charm. Size: Typically 6-12m tall.
  • Hazel or cobnut – Corylus Avellana British native hazel is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation. Traditionally this tree was coppiced on a short rotation (6-15 years) under a well spaced outcrop of standard oaks.Treated this way, the stumps are known to live more than 500 years. Size: 6 metres within 10 years; 12 metres within 20 years.
  • Silver birch tree A tough, thoroughly hardy pioneer tree that looks great with its silver stems and yellow leaves. Once established the silver birch provides shelter for other less robust trees.This tree is ideal for amenity or commercial use, and is a good choice for a small garden. Size: Generally 12-18m tall.

How does tree planting work?

First the area is prepared to receive the tree, giving it the best chance at taking. Then specialist tools are used to transplant the young tree (or ‘whip’) into the ground.

We make Tree Planting simple

With years of experience in urban tree management, our specialists are on hand to help you establish an outdoor space filled with healthy, happy new trees.

Why choose TreesUK

We're ARB accredited

We're proud to be accredited by the most comprehensive accreditation scheme for UK tree surgery businesses. You can view our other accreditations here, too.

We're trusted on Checkatrade

We do right by our customers, and we're proud to have an extensive and growing collection of customer reviews over on our Checkatrade page.

All major payments accepted

For your ease and peace of mind we accept all major payment methods: whichever is most convenient for you.

Our process

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Step 1 - Consultation

Every customer has unique requirements. Before each project we discuss the client's ideas before suggesting work we feel needs to be done. Based on this consultation we provide a quote and propose a plan.

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Step 2 - The work

Our highly skilled team will spend time preparing the site and planning the job. In close consultation with the customer we will explain each stage of the job and clear up meticulously at the end.

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Step 3 - Aftercare

Whether as part of a maintenance service or simply a follow-up call we believe that revisiting the work increases customer satisfaction. We offer flexible maintenance services to suit all customer types.

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You're in safe hands

All of our tree planting adheres to the strictest safety standards, to keep you, your property, and our team safe. Our team members are receive regular safety training, and all wear PPE including chainsaw protective trousers, boots, and hard hats with appropriate ear defenders.

We also have access to specialist equipment as each job demands, including rigging equipment, cranes, and MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms).

We also pride ourselves on our environmental credentials: tree selection takes into account a balanced and healthy ecosystem, and our planting is aimed to minimise the need for ongoing maintenance or future removal.

Tree Planting FAQs

Legally, no. But we recommend taking time to evaluate the decision: consider how the tree will affect the area as it grows, whether it will present any risk to buildings and structures, whether it will annoy your neighbours and so on.

Generally autumn is considered the best time, as it gives the young tree a good chance to get acclimatised. This timeframe will vary depending on the type of tree and various other factors, and we’ll discuss this with you during the quoting process.

The price depends on the number and type of trees required, along with the size of the space and the complexity of the required preparation. We’ll run you through the quote during our no-obligation quoting process.

Tree Planting in South East London

 100s of happy customers

 Free, no obligation quote

 30+ years experience

 ARB accredited

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