National Tree Week, 29th November – 7th December

National Tree Week, 29th November – 7th December

Malus 'Evereste'
Malus ‘Evereste’

Our clients often ask us for advice on tree planting and maintenance. As we approach National Tree Week I thought I would share some thoughts about trees with you. Firstly, a Greek proverb – ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in’.  It’s vitally important that our trees and woodland areas are kept in good health and can be enjoyed by future generations. With tales of rainforest deforestation coming from so far away, it can be easy to forget that we can make a difference here at home. I strongly believe that being in a woodland has a strong and beneficial emotional effect on people. One of the great joys of my job is being able to plant so many trees. The tree that always seems to be top of my planting list when a smaller tree is required at the moment is Malus Evereste, a lovely variety of ornamental crab apple. I like it because because it has three distinct seasons of interest, lovely flowers, late Summer fruit, Autumn colour and I still like the tracery of the branches in the Winter. It’s also really good for attracting birds to the garden.

And finally, another proverb (this time Chinese) -‘The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now’.  We offer tree surgery services and specialist advice on choosing the right type of trees for your garden throughout the South East of England, please see

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2 responses to “National Tree Week, 29th November – 7th December

  1. Sounds the perfect tree for my wildlife garden. What aspect does the Malus Evereste need, and when is the best time to plant?

    1. Thanks for your comment Claire. Best time to plant is from December to March. If you buy bare root or rootballed stock you will get better value for money as well.

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