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Welcome to the Barcham Trees blog area. Here you will find lots of interesting information about trees including planting tips, pruning tips, selection tips, nursery information and much, much more!

February 08th 2016
Over the summer we have not been idle! We have taken video footage of our wide assortment of large and semi mature trees throughout the growing season to capture the beauty of their spring flower, summer foliage and autum...
February 03rd 2016
It has been so windy over the last twelve months, especially in the north of the country, with storm Henry now clobbering our shores. A great way to diffuse wind in a garden is to plant trees. If you look at a mature tree...
January 27th 2016
Acer campestre, our native Field Maple, is a medium sized tree that boasts many clones to suit differing aspects. The seedling tree has a spreading but rounded crown and rough bark whereas clones such as Lienco and Elegan...
January 20th 2016
We are frequently asked if our trees can be planted into decorative containers and kept happily on patios or driveways for many subsequent years. Anything is possible but this is solely dependent on the amount of soil vol...
January 13th 2016
This recent spell of wet weather is a challenging time for trees that find themselves in the wrong place. A tree seed germinates where it lands and can grow for years before a calamitous event comes along to kill it. Unli...
January 04th 2016
Trees are often blamed for subsidence or for roots rampaging through drains and services underground. In my experience most of these problems are caused by shrinkable clay soil types but a tree close by is an easy visible...
December 17th 2015
For such a large tree, Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon really is easy on the eye. Personally I think the Sweet Gum Worplesdon offers the most magnificent autumn colour, and I am yet to find a mature tree to beat it. I ...
December 09th 2015
Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer is one of the most popular deciduous trees that we sell here at Barcham, and for good reason! If you want a tree that ticks all the boxes, i.e. shape, blossom and autumn colour... Then look no...
December 02nd 2015
Cockspur Thorn - Crataegus lavallei & Crataegus lavallei Carrieri A small handsome tree but tough as old boots! Whatever the time of year, this pretty Hawthorn ticks all the boxes, whether you are looking for a spec...