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Aspen

A beautiful tree with shimmering foliage.
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£8.95

Aspen

Populus tremula

Aspen is a fast-growing tree which is known for the way its leaved leaves flutter and move in the breeze, this movement is referred to in its scientific name 'tremula', which means to 'tremble'.

Estimate full grown height: 12-20 metres, growing an estimated 70-80cm each year.

Purchase size and growth: These trees are cell-grown saplings, ranging from approximately 15cm-60cm in height. Cell grown trees can be planted all year round in most situations as long as they are given the correct care. Please be aware that depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival, but please do not worry, as once it has been planted it should pick up quickly.

Value to wildlife: Aspen trees attract a wide variety of insects, including two gall midges and the aspen hoverfly, which feeds in dead aspen wood. These insects provide a variety of food for predators such as bird and ladybirds. Deadwood cavities provide offer nesting opportunities for birds such aslike the woodpecker. Aspen is even a preferred species for beavers, which are native to thehave recently been reintroduced to the UK.

Preferred soil type or environmental conditions: Aspen flourishes in open sunlight and moist soil and is intolerant of shade. It is most common in the north-west of Scotland.

UK sourced and grown: Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about this tree on our aspen species profile.

Aspen

Populus tremula

Aspen is a fast-growing tree which is known for the way its leaved leaves flutter and move in the breeze, this movement is referred to in its scientific name 'tremula', which means to 'tremble'.

Estimate full grown height: 12-20 metres, growing an estimated 70-80cm each year.

Purchase size and growth: These trees are cell-grown saplings, ranging from approximately 15cm-60cm in height. Cell grown trees can be planted all year round in most situations as long as they are given the correct care. Please be aware that depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival, but please do not worry, as once it has been planted it should pick up quickly.

Value to wildlife: Aspen trees attract a wide variety of insects, including two gall midges and the aspen hoverfly, which feeds in dead aspen wood. These insects provide a variety of food for predators such as bird and ladybirds. Deadwood cavities provide offer nesting opportunities for birds such aslike the woodpecker. Aspen is even a preferred species for beavers, which are native to thehave recently been reintroduced to the UK.

Preferred soil type or environmental conditions: Aspen flourishes in open sunlight and moist soil and is intolerant of shade. It is most common in the north-west of Scotland.

UK sourced and grown: Every sapling that we provide is UK sourced and grown to minimise the risk of importing and spreading tree pests and diseases. Seeds are collected and stored in the UK, and they are all coded and batched so that we can track each individual tree.

Learn more about this tree on our aspen species profile.

Planting information: As a rough guide, trees are usually planted at around 2m intervals but please take into account the final size of the tree and be aware of buildings, services and other plants nearby to ensure that damage cannot occur from the roots and canopy as the tree grows.

Oct-Feb - This is the best time of year for planting trees and your sapling is dormant, as long as it is kept free from frost and wind as well as being kept moist and in light conditions then it will last a few weeks before planting.

Mar-Sept - Your sapling is growing fast and will need planting as soon as possible. Planting it immediately will ensure it does not dry out, lose nutrients etc.

On-going care requirements: Once planted, your tree will need some care and attention for a few years; this will mainly be weeding around the base to reduce the competition for nutrients and ensuring your tree has enough water. For more information about caring for your trees, click here.

Delivery information: Free delivery is available for all tree orders but please allow up to 7-10 days for your delivery to arrive. You will receive a cell grown sapling, ranging from approximately 15cm-60cm in height. Please be aware that depending upon the time of year you receive your sapling (particularly early spring) it may not look very perky upon arrival, please do not worry once it has been planted it should pick up quickly. 

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