Root-balled Trees and Transplanting

Bare root trees

Autumn heralds wonderful colours and falling leaves but for growers the cooler soils signify the ideal time to start transplanting trees and shrubs. Specimen trees, typically too large for containers, are systematically transplanted by skilled growers and root-balled with a compact root system, which enables trees to be re-located without stress or shock. This process continues into the winter when the trees are fully dormant making it perfect to transplant them.

Practicality Brown’s preferred growers throughout UK and Europe are now preparing and shipping  those trees selected and reserved during the summer, either to our nursery in Iver or direct to site to satisfy clients requirements.

These trees have their root system carefully enclosed and held in place with wire-wrapped hessian, which ensures the soil remains in contact with the roots throughout lifting, transportation and planting operations. Our root-ball trees have been prepared by being ‘undercut’ i.e. root pruned or transplanted several times (every 3 years for Deciduous and 4 years for Evergreen) to encourage the development of a fibrous root system.

The root ball season is now open; please call us to discuss your requirements. We can advise on preparation, planting and aftercare too.

Formal Private Garden, Buckinghamshire

A client with a Grade II listed manor house in Buckinghamshire appointed garden designer Caroline Davy, who created a beautiful formal garden.

Practicality Brown Ltd supplied and planted specimen trees, topiary and instant hedging, after winning a competitive tender. Planting included elegant Hornbeam Square Columns, taxus pyramids and a line of Box head Hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus).

major tree planting project

Major tree planting project

Major tree planting project 

Practicality Brown had a large scale planting project in Buckinghamshire. The private development required over 250 semi-mature trees of at least 7 metres height, together with associated landscaping works, including Carpinus betulus box head trees, box hedging and topiary such as columns, Taxus pyramids and Buxus balls. The designer and client chose Practicality Brown, stating Read more