The benefits of planting trees and trees for gardens
Trees help to combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide, removing and storing carbon while releasing oxygen back into the air.
They provide us with welcome shade from the sun and shelter from the rain.
Trees provide shelter for wildlife for birds, mammals, butterflies, moths and insects
Trees for Gardens
There are trees for every garden and it’s worth taking some time to explore the right tree for the right space go and ask you’re local nursery for some advice.
The Prunus amanogawa – this is a small upright cherry that is perfect for a small garden. Birds can happily come and sit on the branches, you can admire the beautiful pink blossoms and the autumn colour. This tree will not dominate your garden in years to come if you’re lacking space.
Pryus chanticleer – is an upright tree and is an ornamental pear with lovely white blossoms in the Spring. It holds it’s shape well and can be used for a medium sized garden
Amelanchier lamerckii – is one of my favourites and I have this in my garden. It has lovely white blossoms, black berries that are unseen but the birds suddenly come in June and amazing autumn colour. For a garden with limited space this is a lovely tree to possess.
The Magnolia x soulangeana is a beautiful tree with it’s saucer shaped large blooms in the Spring but this tree will grow so find a spot that will enable it to come to its full glory
When considering a tree
When thinking about what tree you’d like in your garden consider. Do you want it to keep it’s leave in the winter? Do you want flowers or fruit? Are you hoping to attract wildlife?