Field Grown Trees

Field Grown Tree Supplier in Southport

Field grown trees are supplied either bare root or root balled from mid October to April, dependant on variety and size. Growing on our 105 acres of ‘Grade 1’ type soil, excellent fibrous root systems are naturally produced which when combined with our strict growing regime, produce strong healthy trees ready for the most challenging of sites. Lifting and dispatch is carried out strictly to order from November to mid April, and are despatched with the minimum of delay to ensure they leave ‘nursery-fresh’.

Bare root (BR)
Bare root trees lifted from our fields are supplied with their roots protected by a co-extruded bag.   J. A. Jones uses exclusively the co-extruded bag with its tough black inner & white shiny outer surfaces, at no extra cost to the customer. This is the best available and needless-to-say, plays a vital role in aiding the successful establishment by preventing the roots from drying out.

Advantages of bare root trees include:

  • Ease of handling
  • Low cost
  • Complete root systems
  • Minimal installation requirements

Root-balled (RB)
Trees of 10cm girth & above can be supplied with a wire root ball. This ensures the soil remains in intimate contact with the roots throughout lifting, transportation and planting operations. The ball of soil enclosing the roots is secured by the use of hessian wrap, and an un-galvanised wire net. This should not be removed during planting, and will bio-degrade within two seasons. These can be easily handled using tree hooks available from J. A. Jones. Root balls are particularly useful with species which are known to be difficult to transplant. Such species include Betula, Carpinus, Fagus, Liquidamber, Pyrus, Quercus and Robinia.

Advantages of root ball trees include:

  • No packaging waste on site – hessian and wire are biodegradable
  • Low cost compared to equivalent ‘container grown’ tree
  • Ease of handling using tree hooks
  • Better establishment at larger sizes

If you would like to learn more, get in touch with the team at J. A. Jones & Sons today on 01704 228235.  

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