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Kent Downs: Targeting tree disease packs

A mix of species specially selected for the Kent Downs landscape.
Availability: In stock
SKU: 2WTDPP45
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£66.25

Kent Downs: Targeting tree disease packs

Trees and woods are crucial; they give homes to wildlife, clean air and water, provide food and fuel. But they're under threat. 60 million trees have already been taken by Dutch elm disease and 126 million trees in British woods are at risk of ash dieback. There are 19 pests and diseases attacking our native trees, six of which have reached epidemic levels and at least 11 more diseases are nearing our borders.

These tree packs have been developed in partnership with The Ash Project with the aim of maintaining the highest possible biodiversity across the landscape and enhancing the natural characteristics of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Subsidised (part-funded) by the Woodland Trust, the pack is designed to address the impact of ash dieback on landscape trees rather than hedgerow trees or large blocks of woodland. These are trees that might form boundaries, individual field trees or small copses.

This pack is made up of trees suited to growing on large plots of land. It includes 45 cell-grown saplings, approximately 20-60cm in height. You’ll receive 15 of each tree species, the tree provenance of which we will try to match to your location; along with 45 1.3m hardwood stakes and 45 1.2m tubex shelters.

Choose from our 4 different mixes depending on the soil type where you are planning to plant:

  • Clay: hornbeam, oak, wild cherry

  • Sand: beech, small-leaved lime, rowan

  • Wet: alder, oak, goat willow

  • Chalk: beech, field maple, small-leaved lime

Please note that some species within these packs can grow to a height of up to 40m, so take this into consideration when planting to ensure they have sufficient space.

Estimate full-grown height: alder: 20m, beech: 10-40m, birch: 18-25m, field maple: 20m, hornbeam: 30m, oak: 20-40m, small-leaved lime: 40m, rowan: 8-15m, goat willow: 6-10 m, wild cherry: 18-25m.

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.

Visit the Woodland Trust website for more information about the trees in this pack.

Read our guides to learn how to identify and prevent tree diseases.

*The Woodland Trust is funding approximately 60% of the cost of these tree packs.

Kent Downs: Targeting tree disease packs

Trees and woods are crucial; they give homes to wildlife, clean air and water, provide food and fuel. But they're under threat. 60 million trees have already been taken by Dutch elm disease and 126 million trees in British woods are at risk of ash dieback. There are 19 pests and diseases attacking our native trees, six of which have reached epidemic levels and at least 11 more diseases are nearing our borders.

These tree packs have been developed in partnership with The Ash Project with the aim of maintaining the highest possible biodiversity across the landscape and enhancing the natural characteristics of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Subsidised (part-funded) by the Woodland Trust, the pack is designed to address the impact of ash dieback on landscape trees rather than hedgerow trees or large blocks of woodland. These are trees that might form boundaries, individual field trees or small copses.

This pack is made up of trees suited to growing on large plots of land. It includes 45 cell-grown saplings, approximately 20-60cm in height. You’ll receive 15 of each tree species, the tree provenance of which we will try to match to your location; along with 45 1.3m hardwood stakes and 45 1.2m tubex shelters.

Choose from our 4 different mixes depending on the soil type where you are planning to plant:

  • Clay: hornbeam, oak, wild cherry

  • Sand: beech, small-leaved lime, rowan

  • Wet: alder, oak, goat willow

  • Chalk: beech, field maple, small-leaved lime

Please note that some species within these packs can grow to a height of up to 40m, so take this into consideration when planting to ensure they have sufficient space.

Estimate full-grown height: alder: 20m, beech: 10-40m, birch: 18-25m, field maple: 20m, hornbeam: 30m, oak: 20-40m, small-leaved lime: 40m, rowan: 8-15m, goat willow: 6-10 m, wild cherry: 18-25m.

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.

Visit the Woodland Trust website for more information about the trees in this pack.

Read our guides to learn how to identify and prevent tree diseases.

*The Woodland Trust is funding approximately 60% of the cost of these tree packs.

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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