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Planting Trees – Don’t dig too deep

As we once again approach the tree planting season, it is worth revisiting some important points when planting trees.


A common problem is planting too deep. We are all concerned that the roots are well covered with soil when we have finished planting, but this often leads to a bigger problem. Planting too deep is as detrimental to the tree as planting too shallow.

On every tree after lifting there will be a nursery soil mark on the stem of the tree. It is most important not to plant below this mark, as doing so will deny the tree oxygen and may lead to further sinking as the ground settles. Make sure the tree pit is wide enough to accommodate the root structure with room to allow expansion of the rootplate. By following this simple but important advice, you are sure to obtain successful establishment.

Shopping online

You can buy trees, hedging, shrubs and topiary online by browsing our website.
If you do not see a plant or size that is suitable for you then please call as we stock a wide variety of plants in our tree nursery. It’s worth noting that many other websites sell other people’s stock (i.e. they act as an agent) so you cannot view the products at their own site. At King & Co, all of our advertised plants are available for viewing at our tree nursery in Rayne, near Braintree, situated just over an hours drive out of London.

Our knowledgeable and experienced tree nursery staff are always contactable via phone on 01376 340469 or if you have any questions regarding any of our trees or accessories.

If you cannot see what you require on our website, please complete the enquiry form. We will give it our urgent attention and will get back to you shortly with a solution that meets your needs.


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