Hillier is the foremost nursery for British-grown Semi-Mature trees, nurturing stock from bud or seedling through to specimen tree. We have been producing semi-mature trees for longer and to a higher standard than any other nursery in the UK.
Stages of Semi-Mature Tree Production
Producing properly prepared trees takes time. For 14-16cm girth it takes up to nine years; 20-25cm girth takes 12 years, 30-35cm girth takes up to 15 years and 60-70cm girth up to 22 years depending on species.
The first stage of Semi-Mature tree production is propagation. This is followed by a continuous cycle of transplanting, pruning and nurturing, producing larger and larger well balanced trees that are viable for successful planting out in the trees’ eventual planting destination.
Throughout a tree’s life on our nurseries, it is regularly transplanted to keep a viable, compact root system close to the base of the tree in readiness for final lifting.
This continual transplanting means the customer will receive a tree with a prepared fibrous root system. As well as pruning the roots regularly, the canopy of the tree is also pruned to keep the ratio of roots to shoots in balance thus ensuring a successful transplant at any stage of production.
It is important to us that these procedures are a standard for all our nursery-grown trees, whether they are eventually supplied bare root, rootballed or containerised.Contact Us