After the field trees were selected, they were containerised into Spring Rings or Air Pot containers at our container nursery in Hampshire. They were then kept in a dedicated area. The containerising process aims to optimise the trees chances of successfully establishing when it is planted in its final spot on site. Additionally, each tree was labelled with its intended orientation upon final planting, whether facing the road, towards the shops, etc. To meet the stipulated 3m clear stem requirement, we carefully raised the canopy on the trees.
Due to the size of the trees, only a limited number could be safely loaded onto each lorry during the planting phase. Consequently, multiple deliveries were scheduled over a relatively brief timeframe, aligning with the progress of the development work.