Nicholsons Service – Trees, Woodland & Hedgerow Planting.
Nicholsons provide a full planting and maintenance service with trained and highly experienced forestry teams, equally capable in handling mature as well as small bare-rooted planting stock.
The service extends to all situations, whether we have provided initial advice and specifications, or where other parties have.
We work with clients in deciding the correct planting location and design, species selection, protection requirements, as well as planning full aftercare and maintenance programmes.
Our portfolio includes farm woodlands, restocking sites in forests, hedgerows, historic and modern parklands, avenues, shelterbelts, arboreta and burial sites.
In planning any tree, woodland or hedgerow planting job, we will be pleased to advise and support you in the following areas:
||Planted trees must be suited to the site conditions. Soil type, exposure and future climatic conditions must be considered prior to planting.
|Size of Planting Stock
||Subject to the species choice, a range of plant sizes will be available for planting. Bare root seedlings up to large standard trees are possibilities, with site, budget and speed of establishment the primary considerations to be taken into account.
|Protection of New Plants
||From the moment of planting it is vital to protect from vermin and livestock. Deer and Rabbits are the primary concern, but Sheep, Cattle and Horses must also be considered. Depending on the scale of the tree planting, fencing, individual guards or a combination of both will be required.
|The Layout and Design of New Parkland, Copses and Woodland Developments
||Early consideration of layout and species placement is important to maximise the long-term benefits and enjoyment being sought, be it for gamebirds, wildlife, landscaping, screening, horse riding, or glamping
|Aftercare and Maintenance
||To secure optimum plant growth and continued health, a maintenance programme will be required. This may include herbicide applications, fence and guard maintenance, pruning and watering. Nicholsons teams involved in initial planting are dedicated to individual sites to help ensure continuity of management and to keep costs to a minimum.
||Grant support for tree, woodland, hedgerow and parkland planting is available from a range of sources. Eligibility, suitability and complexity must be considered. We offer support in grant applications and ongoing management of grant contracts.
||Planting must be undertaken with due consideration of protected landscapes, the historic environment, endangered or protected habitats, water catchments and access rights. We will advise, plan and undertake consultation to ensure compliance and best practice is met.
We also offer a Supply Only service for all plants, guards and sundries though our garden nursery.
For further details on any of these aspects of planting and planning, please contact us