Shelterbelt tree pack
Create a shelterbelt to protect your livestock, crops or buildings from fierce weather. This pack can create a 10 x 125m shelterbelt and is subsidised (part-funded) by the Woodland Trust* to help you grow a shelterbelt that not only protects your animals or crops, but also provides a haven for wildlife, cleans air and water, and provides food and fuel.
These packs are made up of trees suited to growing on large plots of land and include 210 cell grown saplings, approximately 20-60cm in height (depending upon species). Trees should be planted 2.5 metres apart; you can mix species at random or plant the smaller shrubs down one edge to create a graded woodland which may improve the value for shelter and wildlife. You’ll also receive 210 spirals and canes to help you protect your new trees from small mammals**.
These packs come in regional varieties and, wherever possible, we try to match tree provenance to each location. We recommend you select the variety that is the closest to the location of your planting site:
- England: 75 pedunculate oak, 45 wild cherry, 30 downy birch, 30 rowan, 15 hawthorn and 15 hazel.
- Upland UK: 75 downy birch, 60 sessile oak, 45 rowan, 15 hazel and 15 hawthorn.
- Scotland: 75 pedunculate oak, 45 rowan, 30 downy birch, 30 wild cherry, 15 hazel and 15 hawthorn.
- Wales & West of England: 75 sessile oak, 45 wild cherry, 30 downy birch, 30 rowan, 15 hazel and 15 hawthorn.
Estimate full-grown height: Downy birch: 30m, Hazel:+10m, Hawthorn: 15m, Pedunculate Oak: 20-40m, Rowan: 8-15m, Sessile Oak: 20-40m, Wild Cherry: 18-25m.
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 these packs 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.