Tree planting

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under

The average annual death rate of newly planted trees in cities is one in ten.  This is not caused by vandalism but by poor planting techniques and maintenance.  The figure increases dramatically when larger trees are transplanted and the cost for tree loss alone, was calculated at over £10 million per year in 1995.  At the same time, planning conditions often place a requirement on a developer to ensure that newly planted trees are maintained for a period of up to five years.

Future Arbor have responded positively to this challenge and we are immensely proud of our success rates in tree planting.  This is why, irrespective of the reasons for a tree’s failure, Future Arbor offer a 100% replacement guarantee for the duration of all termed contracts.

Our approach

cherry rowTrees have been an integral part of city landscapes for centuries, their major aesthetic and environmental contributions to our surroundings are well understood.  Tree planting is an investment for the future and, if undertaken correctly, will significantly enhance a development or location with proven increases in property values and the well-being of local residents.

We offer an initial site surveying service and use cable avoidance and underground radar in street tree planting situations.  We promote the planting of indigenous species in accordance with local biodiversity action plans, however we respect the fact that you may wish to plant alternatives and we are happy to advise with regard to species suitability.  We always select the healthiest trees with the best rooting habit, to guarantee long-term success.

We know that careful site preparation beforehand and regular aftercare and maintenance are significant contributors to our planting success and we promote regular checks, watering, pruning and tree-base care.  We offer a variety of tree planting and tree maintenance packages to suit all budgets and requirements.

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Our philosophy

Posted by admin on Tuesday Aug 24, 2010 Under

We plant trees!

climate change“Climate change is one of the most serious threats that we face.”  Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Climate Change

We have a collective responsibility to counter the affects of climate change and we believe we are uniquely positioned to help.  Future Arbor contribute directly to wildlife habitat improvement and tree planting and as such, we believe we are pioneers in the fields of environmental arboriculture and woodland management.

Our first tree planting venture, pre-2000, resulted in our planting approximately 10 acres of native woodland next to the River Severn in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.  We could claim to have started early with carbon off-setting, but the truth was born from a simple desire to contribute in some small way to local public amenity.

Future Arbor’s support for wildlife habitat improvement continued in 2004, with the Admaston Woodland Initiative, a project jointly run by the International Tree Foundation and Telford and Wrekin Council, to convert a derelict, brownfield site into a native, community woodland.  tree planting site

This year, to celebrate ten years of dedicated support in arboricultural consultancy and planning, Future Arbor have purchased 100 acres of derelict land, specifically for the purpose of establishing a new community woodland.

We will release more details as this project develops, but for the time being it is enough to say that the site will be planted with native trees, to create a community woodland which will remain in perpetuity.  The land is in Scotland (where land prices are better suited to tree planting) and overlooks Loch Bra, a small loch where Macbeth is known to have resided.  We hope to attract like-minded support for this tree planting initiative and simply want to do our bit and enhance the quality of life in Britiain for both people and wildlife.

We hope to grow our tree planting projects at an exponential rate and following the successful establishment of our first 100 acre site, have set a target of planting 1,000 acres by 2020.  The photo to the right shows our 2010 site, looking over neighbouring land to the distant Loch.

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