Welcome to the Read Up Hub, where you can find all the information you need to become a discerning tree buyer. Whilst specification details may not be the most enthralling of reading topics, we can assure you it’s time well spent. Trees of the same height or pot size can vary dramatically in quality, making it easy for unscrupulous sellers to exploit novice buyers, especially online. Taking a few minutes to learn what key specifications and quality marks to look for will ensure you get the best return on your investment.
How to Select Quality Specimens
using our five-point quality check.
Understanding Size Specifications
and why they’re so important.
Understanding the Form Specification
An illustrated guide to the cultivated shape options available.
Understanding Root Quality Grades
Why checking the root protection specification is so vital.
Ninety percent of our trees are planted in Air-Pots – for a very good reason.
Pitfalls to Avoid
By all means shop around. Here’s how to check the small print.
Other Useful links
Ask for Advice
Our advisors will be happy to help by phone, email or in person at the nursery.
Review our delivery options and estimate costs to your area.
Learn about our planting services (subject to our terms and conditions).
A rundown of the basic care requirements your trees will need to establish and thrive.
Read Up FAQs
Answers to frequently asked technical questions.