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Young Trees: Achieving Longevity in the Landscape (a Lantra endorsed course)

By Mark Chester, 10 November 2014

Young Trees: Achieving Longevity in the Landscape (a Lantra endorsed course)

There is more to establishing the next generation of young trees than may meet the eye!  The physical process of planting a tree is only part of the process.

The journey begins with selection of the species, with colour and shape of foliage only a small part.  Height, spread, suitability to the site, avoiding over use of one or two species, drought tolerance, longevity, are just some of the factors to consider.  Not to forget the air (coastal settings need salt-tolerant trees).

Mark Chester is a practising tree consultant at Cedarwood Tree Care, executive director of the Consulting Arborist Society and a former Tree Officer. A graduate in Amenity Horticulture, he holds the AA Technician′s Certificate. He is a Chartered Arboriculturist and Chartered Environmentalist. A Fellow of the Arboricultural Association and professional member of the Institute of Horticulture, he is a Cardiff University Expert Witness. Follow me on Google +.

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