Tree planting is one of the most easily understood and universally accessible ways for businesses to make a positive impact on the environment.
Tree planting is quite self-explanatory, but requires a significant amount of work. At FiveRivers, we’re proud to boast an in-house woodland management team, with tree planting being just one element of the fantastic work that they do. Our specialists select the right species for the location, a choice dependant on factors such as ground conditions, shade and/or sun and potential exposure to weather. Once this selection is made, we manually dig a pit, backfill it with soil, then guard or stake the tree, depending on its size. Finally, our tree planting specialists mulch around the tree to retain moisture.
Our tree planting service can significantly benefit your business or project, no matter where in the UK you’re based.
Tree planting may sound straightforward, but it’s a process that really does require expert advice and delivery. For example, it’s important to acknowledge that trees cannot be planted just anywhere: there are restrictions around which areas are right for planting, and which tree species can be selected for planning based on SSSI or conservation restrictions. Some habitats can actually be degraded if unsuitable species are planted in the wrong place. Large areas of woodland, particularly ancient woodland are poorly managed and degraded. These areas require management plans and ongoing improvements. Another example of when trees should not be planted is when the habitat itself is more valuable than the trees, e.g. on a mire. Timing is also important – planting in the dormant season (late winter to early spring) will give your new trees the best chance of success
Here at FiveRivers, environmental improvements are in our nature. We understand how valuable trees and woodlands are to a number of habitats, and are happy to offer our expertise to a variety of clients, including commercial clients with a carbon-offsetting scheme in mind. We also understand that your project’s planning permission may dictate that trees are planted in order to meet conditions.
We’re proud to be able to say that:
- all our trees are sustainably sourced from UK nurseries.
- where available we advocate the use of non-plastic biodegradable tree guards.
- over the last three winters our teams have planted over 100,000 trees across the UK.
Interested in tree planting for climate mitigation? We can also discuss other options for your land such as pond and wetland creation and river restoration.