Planting Tips

Over 500 species of tree grow happily in Ireland. Picking the right one isn’t easy, so take time to choose the right tree for the right place and purpose.

The importance of buying good quality trees of the right size, and planting them well, cannot be underestimated. Good aftercare is the difference between the success and failure of your tree’s establishment.

You must:

  • Control grass and weeds around newly planted trees
  • Protect trees from animals
  • Check your trees regularly

If you are planting a large quantity of trees, consider how you could turn your woodland into a haven for wildlife. This will enrich the wildlife value of your trees and add to the overall enjoyment of your investment.

We have a wonderful Book for sale, full of information and inspiration:

“Badgers, Beeches and Blisters” Tree planting and woodland ownership By Julian Evans and Ken Gill Price €18 including post & packaging.  This book makes a wonderful gift “…an easy-read guide to get one started on the basics of growing and caring for trees.” Joe Barry, Crann Director.

Please refer to the ABC Publications below for invaluable information: