Tree Planting

At Civic Trees we believe that a specimen is only as good as the way it is handled, planted and maintained. Ground preparation, secure fixing and aftercare are crucial to the successful establishment of any tree.




At the forefront of technology

Advances in machine technologies have opened up a world of affordable options for the secure handling and moving of large, delicate specimens. Whether rootballed or containerised, large trees need the correct support when being lifted. Civic Trees maintain an extensive fleet of vehicles with specialist equipment dedicated to the handling of large trees.

From courtyards to country estates, a single specimen to an entire avenue, trees from 4 metres tall are supplied and guaranteed, having been planted with the precision, care, and attention they deserve.

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Large Trees

Large trees provide a variety of benefits from social, communal, environmental, and economic perspectives. Whether you are a local authority officer, a property developer or a local resident, our large tree planting capabilities will benefit your tree scape immediately.


ower pollution and CO2 from the atmosphere, improving your environment


re harder to damage so they are less prone to vandalism


reduction in ongoing maintenance costs compared to small trees


ive a density of crown and height to achieve effective screening


stablish landmarks and help to frame views


Domestic private gardens

It is becoming increasingly common that gardeners are realising the potential of large mature trees in a private garden environment. Whether it is to provide shade to a sunny garden or screen an unsightly view, large trees are a quick and effective way of improving your landscape.


Wildlife lovers

A mature oak tree can support over 300 different types of wildlife. Birds often like a safe, raised area such as a tree as it gives them time to survey the surrounding area to ensure it is free from predators. Insects and bird life add diversity to your land as they help to pollinate other plant life.


Equestrian horse owners

Equestrian horse owners will enjoy the instant benefits that just one semi-mature tree can provide, shading a paddock area from all the elements. Trees can be used to cast shade onto stable blocks, preventing them for overheating during the long summer months.


rees can help prevent soil erosion and reduce rainwater runoff


etain broader crowns, giving better shade


ffective way of adding maturity to a young landscape


ffective barrier to urban noise pollution


upport the ecosystem by promoting biodiversity and giving wildlife food and shelter


Commercial applications

Consider the benefits and added value of planting large trees in your community. Large tree planting makes a statement about the intentions of the funding body – “We want tree cover in this location and we are prepared to pay for it.” Large tree planting creates instant shaded areas in public open spaces or school grounds and can reduce the need for air conditioners to cool adjacent buildings. Civic Trees has developed planting specifications that can be included in development reports.


Architects, designers and specifiers 

Civic Trees has participated in many of the largest and grandest planting schemes in the UK and abroad. We have been involved in projects such as:

  • Screening the Berlin Wall
  • Emphasising the approaches to Disneyland Paris
  • The pedestrianisation and re-development of Trafalgar Square



Public realm planting

The public realm has been Civic Trees core business for nearly 50 years. Since the company was founded in 1962, it has been working closely with local authorities, public bodies, and landowners to use trees to enhance public space. Benefits  include:

  • Increased property values
  • Reduced anti social behaviour
  • Improvements to health and well being


Civic Trees is proud to be part of the Trees & Design Action Group (, a pioneering group of individuals, professionals, and organisations from both the private and public sector who have come together to increase awareness of the role of trees in the built environment.