Protocol for buying trees
Many pests and diseases are currently threatening trees in the UK. It is vital to take great care when planting trees to help protect Hertfordshire from these threats.
Tree planting is a common but preventable starting point for new pests and diseases. To minimise the risk, we recommend planting trees which have been grown in reputable UK nurseries from seeds sourced locally.
As well as protecting us from pests, this makes them easier to establish. Trees planted in the same area they came from are more likely to grow successfully.
The best possible source for trees is from the woodland where planting will take place. In the example above, seeds were collected nearby and grown in a nursery before the saplings were returned to Bencroft Wood for planting.