Plant for pollinators tree pack
This pack is specially designed to benefit bees and other pollinators, with species that flower at different times providing nectar, pollen and nesting sites. It can create a 10 x 125m shelterbelt or a small copse and is subsidised (part-funded) by the Woodland Trust* to help you grow the perfect habitat for our pollinators as well as providing a haven for other wildlife and cleaning the air and water.
These packs are made up of 210 cell grown saplings; 30 blackthorn, 30 goat willow, 30 crab apple, 30 rowan, 30 hazel, 45 hawthorn and 15 dog rose, which are all suited to growing on large plots of land. The saplings are approximately 20-60cm in height (depending upon species) and should be planted 2.5 metres apart. Wherever possible, we try to match the tree provenance to your location. You will also receive 210 spirals and canes to help protect your new trees from small mammals**.
Estimate full-grown height: Blackthorn: 6-7m, Crab apple: 7-9m, Dog rose: 1.5m, Goat willow: 6-10m, Hazel:+10m, Hawthorn: 15m and Rowan: 8-15m.
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, please do not worry once it has been planted it should pick up quickly.
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.
More information about the trees in this pack can be found here.
*The Woodland Trust are subsidising approximately 60% of the cost of these tree packs.
** If your trees are being planted in a location that is prone to grazing by deer, we would suggest that you purchase tubes and stakes from our accessories to help protect your trees.