Independent Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

Whether its improving an area, establishing your favourite tree or redesigning a landscape, Independent Arboriculture & Urban Forestry has the skill set to assist you with:

  • Sourcing trees
  • Recommending tree and shrub species for particular locations
  • Planting location and pit design
  • Advice on incorporating trees into the landscape and site design (green space and infrastructure)
  • We love planting trees so much we are happy to do it for you. See our Contracting Page

Great Example

The owners of a tree collection engaged our services to recommend and source trees to stock an area. This was such an exciting project because it required a mix of genera and structure to the planting. We went above and beyond, sourcing and specifying the stock. Pictured is the magnificent Cornus kousa, such a simple and stunning addition to almost anywhere.

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Want to know more?

Don’t just settle for anything: the best place to start is the Plant Finder.

Plant names have changed a lot over the years. The Plant List is a good starting point if you are struggling to find something. Its name might have changed…

Find out more about endangered plant species

A few of our favourite tree species that are commercially available:

Small spaces deserve small growing trees. Whilst we have already mentioned the Chinese dogwood above (Cornus kousa), you can’t beat a magnolia (e.g. Magnolia × loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’), or the blossom and bark of Japanese cherry varieties (Prunus serrulata), not forgetting the bark of snake-bark maple (Acer grosseri). Also, Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii). If it’s a much smaller space try a common lilac – Syringa vulgaris ‘Sensation’ really is sensational when in flower.

A great medium sized tree at maturity is the Caucasian maple (Acer cappadocicum) – unique leaf shape, fine form and amazing autumn colour. Slightly smaller is the bee-bee tree (Tetradium daniellii) – squat and broad with fine flowers and a redness to branch tips.

If you have some space and fancy a conifer, try the magnificent and glowing blue giant redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Glaucum’). If you prefer broadleaved trees, golden beech (Fagus Sylvatica ‘Zlatia’) is under planted in the UK and a weeping silver lime (Tilia tomentosa ‘Petiolaris’) makes a glorious landscape feature.