Creating Instant Impact with Trees
Large quantities of semi-mature trees were delivered through a series of shipments, all of which were cultivated in the UK by Hillier Trees. This included over 50 semi-mature native pine trees intended for extensive evergreen boarders around the properties.
Among the planted trees were Betula nigra multi-stem specimens, chosen for their capacity to thrive near water and their visually striking peeling bark. For a complementary contrast to the greenery of the pines, a Hillier cultivar, Betula utilis ‘Jermyn’s’ was recommended. This particular tree features remarkable pure-white bark that illuminates beautifully in the moonlight, creating a stunning reflection in the night-time waters of a lake.
The robust quality of the trees root systems was crucial to ensure successful establishment. Each tree had undergone four transplantations during its growth, resulting in fully fibrous root systems that minimised the risk of failure.