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.
This pack is subsidised (part-funded) by the Woodland Trust* to help you restore existing woodland or hedgerows and regenerate countryside that is threatened by disease.
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 8 different mixes to ensure you can get a pack to suit your location:
- Common beech, Silver birch and English oak mix
- Silver birch, Rowan and Common oak mix (recommended for Scotland)
- Common beech, Hornbeam and English oak mix
- Hornbeam, English oak and Wild cherry mix
- Common beech, Hornbeam and Wild cherry mix
- Silver birch, Rowan and Sessile Oak mix (recommended for Wales)
- Silver birch, Hornbeam and Wild cherry mix
- Silver birch, English oak and Wild cherry mix
These trees can be planted with spacing to meet your requirements and are ideally suited to replacing diseased trees that have grown through hedgerows. Please note that species within these packs can grow to a height of 20-40m so take this into consideration when planting to ensure they have sufficent space.
Estimate full-grown height: Beech: 10-40m, Hornbeam: 30m, Oak: 20-40m, Rowan: 8-15m, Sessile Oak: 20-40m, Silver Birch: 15-20m, 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 this pack can be found here.
More information about how to identify and prevent tree diseases is available here.
*The Woodland Trust is funding approximately 50% of the cost of these tree packs.