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Offering a professional tree planting service in Nottingham and across the county of Nottinghamshire, trust Urban Tree Care to look after all your tree planting requirements whether it's a single tree in your garden or you're creating a mini woodland.

Many people think that an open space or garden isn't complete without at least one beautiful tree. They provide a long-lasting focal point, additional beauty to the space plus the wonderful environmental impacts, including improved air quality and space for wildlife to nest and thrive.

As professional Nottingham tree surgeons, we love to care for trees. We can advise, supply and plant young trees that will be well balanced and suitable for your needs, and ensure that the tree's ultimate height and spread won't be too large for the spaces they're in. It's vital that trees are planted properly and are maintained after platning for the first 2-3 years to ensure that they grow well.

To discuss your requirements or ask questions, call us on 0115 841 8614 or enquire through our quote form.

tree planting in nottingham

why get trees planted?

Perhaps you're wanting to create a nesting area for local birds and wildlife, or you want to improve the look of your garden with a beautiful tree. A business or local authority may want to improve their green spaces and add some much-needed colour and natural life to the landscape. Some people choose a tree for additional shade, or for privacy from neighbours. They also provide protection from the wind in bad weather.

Whatever the reason, our team will advise you through every step of the way. We can understand exactly why you want a tree and advise on the ideal tree species for your requirement. We'll assess the area, then plant the tree (or muliple trees!) of your choice and offer advice for ongoing care, in addition to providing maintenance and pruning of the tree to ensure healthy growth.

What's the best tree for me?

It's important to work out the ideal trees for you. Some basic knowledge can be invaluable to selecting the best tree for your garden. Autumn is a great time to buy and plant a new tree as you can choose from container-grown, root ball and bare-root plants. If pushed for time, you can plant at any time until early Spring as long as the soil is dry enough to work. Tip: if it sticks to your boots or tools, it's too wet.

Questions to ask yourself include...


  • What final size do you want the tree to be?

  • Will it be deciduous or evergreen?

  • Single or multi-stemmed?

  • Vigorous or slow-growing?

Other factors include the site conditions... is the soil dry or moist? Rich or poor? In a sunny or shaded position?


Bare root plants are cheaper but only available in Autumn and Winter. Container-grown plants are more expensive but they're available all year round. Root-balled plants are a halfway house between the two: field-grown but lifted and the roots tightly wrapped in fabric, usually hessian.

planting trees in nottingham

established tree planting

Can't wait for your new tree to grow? If you don't want a sapling and instead would prefer a more established tree planted, we can plant trees that are up to 3.5m tall already, depending on species. The cost for this is £135-300 +VAT, depending on the species of tree. We can plant larger trees for additional cost and with more aftercare requirements.


alder tree planting in nottingham


Grows to a height up to 18-25m making it an ideal tree for smaller gardens (and a personal favourite), especially if the area is prone to water logging.


Its catkins will attract bees and the seeds will attract small birds such as goldfinches, robins and blue tits.

silver birch tree planting in nottingham


Grows to a height of around 15-20 metres, though older, mature trees can grow higher and the tree can adapt to most soils but is particularly suitable for sandy soils.


It’s a great addition to a garden when grown as a specimen tree as its bark will provide year round interest. Small birds, such as long-tailed tits, greenfinches and redpolls are attracted by the seeds and insects that it hosts.

bird cherry tree planting in nottingham


Grows to a height of up to 25m and is also good for smaller gardens and will grow on poor quality soils.


It’s a tidy tree that doesn’t produce lots of new shoots at the base and has impressive white flowering spikes in the spring, yellow autumn leaves and pretty bark.


The fruits are eaten by blackbirds and thrushes.


rowan tree planting in nottingham


Grows up to a height of 15m and is ideal for smaller gardens making a slim, perfect specimen tree. In spring it’ll produce clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by vibrant orange-red berries twinned with burnt red leaves in autumn.


It’s a hardy tree and will grow in all soil types but prefers well-drained areas and the flowers will attract bees and other pollinating insects, while the berries are eaten by birds, especially blackbird, thrushes and redwing.

walnut tree planting in nottingham


Grow up to a height of 35m so only suitable for larger gardens. They typically have a short trunk and broad canopy with smooth and olive-brown bark when young, developing fissures and fading to silver-grey with age.


It prefers well-drained, fertile soils and has been widely planted throughout the UK in parks.


The leaves when crushed give a smell like polish and the nuts are a favourite for squirrels.

ginkgo tree planting


Grows up to a height of 25m and is conical when young, becoming more irregular with age.


Its leaves are very delicate in appearance, fan-shaped and turn a clear yellow in autumn. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun.


As the tree isn’t native it doesn’t have any particular known value to wildlife in the UK.


hazel tree planting


Grows to a height of up to 10m and it can easily be pruned from tall tree to smaller shrub. In spring hazel is laden with lovely 'lambs tail' catkins and in autumn it produces delicious nuts popular with people and wildlife.


A shade-tolerant tree for all soil conditions and is ideal planted as part of a native hedgerow. Hazelnuts are eaten by woodpeckers, jays and the nuts are liked by squirrels to fatten up for winter.

amelanchier tree


Grows up to 8m in height and is an ideal tree for a small garden. It forms a dense, upright small tree, spreading with age. The pale pink flowers open from pink buds then fade to white, and are followed by dark purple berries. The leaves are a bronze colour in early spring, turning green in summer followed by orange and red shades in autumn.


It will prefer a wet but well drained soil and can tolerate being in partial shade.

cercis tree


Grows up to a height of 12m and is a lovely tree for a prominent position.


In spring the pink flowers are followed by the delicate heart shaped leaves that turn golden yellow in autumn. It will prefer a well-drained soil and can tolerate being in partial shade.


As the tree isn’t native it doesn’t have any particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

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