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Shelterbelt tree pack

Plant this pack to protect your livestock or crops
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SKU: WTSBT210
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£108.25

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 hazel and 15 hawthorn.
  • 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.

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.

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 hazel and 15 hawthorn.
  • 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.

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.

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.

Size and spacing: Our shelterbelt pack contains 210 trees. We would suggest you plant these 2.5 metres apart which will allow your shelterbelt to be 10m wide by 130m long, or 5m wide by 260m long, and will give you a total area of approximately 0.13ha. 

Design: You can mix different species at random by planting in staggered rows, or you can plant each of the shrubs (hawthorn, hazel and rowan) along one side of your shelterbelt. The latter approach will create a graded woodland edge on the chosen side, which can help to improve the value of the belt for shelter and wildlife. You can also plant alongside an existing hedgerow or you could enhance the value of your tree belt further by widening it. This can be achieved by adding some evergreen shrubs or trees, or by planting a double-row hedge on the windward side. The longer your tree belt and the better connected it is to existing woodland and therefore the greater the benefits there will be for biodiversity. 

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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