Why are our trees so special ?
An extensive range
We grow an extensive range (400+ varieties) of specimen trees. These trees can be as young as 4 years old or as old as 150 years; 4ft to 40ft tall or from 12cm girth to over 1m+ in girth (circumference around main stem).
Each winter our managing director spends weeks visiting some of Europe's finest nurseries to select the best trees possible to grow on at our nursery. This attention to detail in how they have been grown to-date, in terms of regular undercutting, transplanting, crown development, pruning, fertilisation and pest and disease control, ensures that the stock he has selected have the necessary traits to develop into the best mature trees available.
Air-Pot grown for the best root system on the market
A Majestic tree begins its life as a rootball or bare-rooted specimen, brought in during the winter season, the only safe time to lift and transplant field-grown trees. However, when the trees come to us, instead of being planted into yet another field, we settle their roots into Air-Pots, a revolutionary new growing system which promotes rapid production of a vigorous, fibrous root system, and once this root system has developed, allows the tree to be moved and planted any time of year. Our Air-pots range in size from 50 litres, which one strong person can usually manage, to 5000 litres, which could be nearly 8ft across and 4ft deep!
Fully rooted for year-round planting
All new stock spends its first growing season here at the nursery to ensure it roots out fully and is in good health. After this initial production period, during which further pruning of the roots and crown are done, along with vigilant inspection and treatment for any pest and diseases, fertilisation and watering, the tree becomes a fully fledged Majestic Tree, ready for planting any time of year. Some of the trees will sell after this first season of production, others will continue to be cultivated in their airpots for many years, being periodically potted on as required, each time undergoing another season of production, during which they are not available for planting. Of course, trees in a production phase can still be purchased and then released when they are ready - a great way to literally secure 'the cream of the crop'!
A full listing of our current availability, including sizes, can be found on our "Availability" page.