For the Olympic Parklands projects, our field grown trees underwent containerisation to facilitate an extended planting schedule, allowing for year-round planting. Containerised trees exhibit rapid on-site establishment with minimal to no growth setbacks.
Selected at a suitable size from our field nursery in Hampshire, the trees were containerised at our container nursery, designated exclusively for Contract Growing projects. The trees were clearly marked and left in a dedicated area, ensuring the client could inspect their trees, and have confidence in their security and readiness for delivery to site.
The containerisation process involved using Air Pots, designed to encourage the development of extensive fibrous roots which are critical for optimal air and water exchange. This approach significantly enhanced the success of transplanting trees to their final on-site locations. The high quality of trees, coupled with effective containerisation and professional maintenance at the Olympic Park, resulted in a 0% failure rate, with no losses.
In addition to trees, a diverse range of shrubs and herbaceous plants were cultivated at our nursery to meet the clients precise specifications. Notably all tree production at Hillier Trees adheres to a 100% peat-free approach.