Tree Surgeons
Expanding our Land Clearance Expertise

Practicality Brown Limited have recently acquired the commercial business of Midland Tree Surgeons Ltd, which reinforces its position as a leader in the land clearance industry.

Midlands Tree Surgeons (MTS) founded and managed for over 40 years by Robert Kennedy, until his recent retirement, has a strong reputation for professionalism and reliability in the development site clearance business, which we have every intention of continuing. We look forward to expanding our Midlands tree and vegetation clearance activities, with locally based expertise and resources.

Skilled tree surgeon

Extending our expertise

Managing Director Alastair Beddall announcing the purchase of MTS said

“It was a perfect fit, there are many similarities in the way we manage our business and in our high customer satisfaction ratings. We have worked closely together on several large tree clearance contracts in the Midlands area and the purchase of Robert’s company made commercial sense”.

 

Whilst the existing MTS telephone, website and email addresses are being maintained, all new enquiries are welcome at midlandtreesurgeons@pracbrown.co.uk

Midland Office: 01295 690011 Iver | Head Office: 01753 652022 www.midlandtreesurgeons.co.uk

 

We operate our own compliant fleet of specialist mechanised resources including:

5  Dymax Tree Shears up to 16”

8 Mulchers up to 400hp

2 whole tree chippers both 550hp

stump grinders

excavator mounted winch

forestry forwarder

heavy duty flail mower

remote control tractor mulcher

2 tree spades and more.

PBL’s chainsaw teams are based regionally and wood chip produced is processed at our own wood fuel hub into premium grade biomass fuel.

 

Prunus avium plena blossom
Top 10 Trees for Small Gardens

Trees for small gardens

Trees will enhance even the smallest of gardens and we have listed the top 10 trees that are suitable for small gardens.  Position such trees well and they will make an ideal focal point, or use them to screen out unwanted views; trees create structure and seasonal interest to any garden and landscape. A pleasure of planting semi-mature trees is that they can be enjoyed now and for succeeding generations.

When choosing trees for a small garden, it is worth considering just how much space you have and which seasons best suit your planting scheme. Trees can bring all sorts of focus to your garden whether it’s through their flowers, foliage, fruit or bark; creating colour and attention all year round whether through welcome shade, as  a wildlife magnet and even tasty harvests, if you are planting fruit trees.

Don’t let a small garden stop you from enjoying all the benefits of trees. We have many spectacular specimen trees for sale that will grace your garden, in all shapes and sizes, evergreen and deciduous. It is important that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings, in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.

Here is a selection of the top 10 trees for smaller garden, also consider the space you have available. Trees with a weeping form rarely increase much in height; similarly a columnar tree, will not spread too much further.  If you only have room for one tree, look for one with more than one season of interest such as fruit or autumn colour following on from spring flowers.

Top 10 Trees for smaller gardens

  1. Acer palmatum Japanese maples
  2. Amelanchier (Snowy mespilus)
  3. Arbutus unedo (Strawberry tree)
  4. Betula utilis jacquemontii (Himalayan birch)
  5. Catalpa bignonioides Nana (Dwarf Indian bean tree)
  6. Cercis siliquastrum (Judas tree)
  7. Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat)
  8. Magnolias
  9. Malus / Flowering Crab Apples
  10. Prunus serrulata / Flowering Cherry
Trees specimen and semi mature
Top Quality Containerised Trees

Top Quality Containerised Trees

Available for Planting Now


Comprehensive Range

Practicality Brown’s tree nursery specialises in large trees, both evergreen and deciduous. With a combination of home grown and outsourced specimen and semi mature trees, we offer a broad range which includes many native UK species; trees that are suitable all occasions.

Containerised Trees

We have an excellent selection of beautiful trees that are available in containers and are ready to plant now, ahead of the traditional root ball season. These trees are in girth sizes 20cm to 65cm, up to 8m high.

All our acclimatised containerised stock has been carefully tended to at our nursery to ensure it is ready for delivery in perfect condition. We continually monitor conditions to ensure that trees are in the peak condition for planting, paying close attention to bio security and plant health management.

See our stock list for the trees we currently have in stock at our nursery; all are available for delivery now.

From delicate Acers (Maples), fully feathered Magnolia grandiflora to pleached Quercus palustris (Pin Oaks) and classic English Yew, there is something on the list for everyone.

Magnolia grandiflora fully feathered

Magnolia grandiflora

Image of a Yew Taxus baccata 1.5m element

Yew Taxus baccata 1.5m elements

Quercus palustris Specimen tree

Pleached Pin Oak

The trees detailed on this list are those we currently have in stock at our nursery; the heights and girths reflect actual sizes of these individual trees. The availability can daily, so please call to confirm availability of particular stock.  All prices shown are ex vat and exclude delivery, please use our enquiry form to request a detailed quotation.

 

A 30% discount will be applied to ex vat orders of trees worth a total of £2500 or more.

The discount applies to the tree stock value of the order only, not to delivery and planting etc.

Prices correct as at August 2017. E&OE.

 

We would be delighted to see you at our nursery in Iver, Buckinghamshire; please make an appointment to ensure one of our team are available to show you around.  We are located near to M4, M25 and M40 junctions, about 6 miles from Heathrow Airport and 15 miles from London and just 1 mile from Iver Station, with trains from London Paddington.

We look forward to welcoming you onto our nursery soon.

Holly & hornbeam mature hedge
Hedges Help Combat City Air Pollution

Cities need to ‘green up’ to reduce the impact of air pollution

The study is a collaborative effort by partners from the UK, Europe and USA, led by the Professor Kumar under the umbrella of H2020 funded project, iSCAPE: Improving Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe.

The report findings include that the harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up city environments. Hedges are often better than trees at soaking up air pollution among tall buildings, as they can trap toxins at exhaust pipe level, so reduce people’s direct exposure to harmful pollutants.car exhaust air pollution

Green Infrastructure

Professor Kumar, who is Chair in Air Quality & Health at the University of Surrey, said future urban planning need to consider designing and implementing more green infrastructure, such as trees and hedges in the built environment to create a healthier urban lifestyle.

Taller trees have more of an impact in reducing air pollution in areas which are more open and are less densely populated by taller buildings.

Further Research

Professor Kumar concluded: “Under the framework of the iSCAPE project, we are currently performing targeted field investigations to quantify the effects of different types of green barriers along the busy open-road sides. This will help to develop evidence-based guidelines to support future urban planning and the public to make informed choices to “green up” their surrounding environments.”

The BBC’s environment analyst, Roger Harrabin reported on the study on the Corporation’s science news webpages.bbc science report air pollution

Practicality Brown have a number of hedging solutions that will work in urban environments – call us on 01753 652022 – or complete our contact form.