|There are thousands of trees to choose from, so where to start to find the best one for your garden? First, you need to be clear on the purpose of your tree - do you want it to add colour to your garden, produce fruit, attract wildlife or keep its leaves all year round? Once you know this you are on your way!
Next you need to think about how much space you have. A tree may look small when it is planted but some species can grow very tall with large spreading branches. Thousands of trees are unnecessarily felled or cut-back each year because they grow too big for their surrounding space, or because they were planted too close to buildings. Thinking carefully about how big your tree will grow when it is mature, before you get planting, will help you avoid any issues in the future.
Even though your trees may be in your garden, their size often makes them part of the wider community too. While your own tree is a source of beauty, to your neighbour it may be a nuisance, casting shade and blocking views.
Find out more about trees and the law by downloading the factsheet below:
Which? Gardening fact sheet GWF 426 The law on trees
Help me choose a tree
For help finding a special new Jubilee tree for your garden (whatever its size), have a look at our Buy a Tree range.
Alongside our own Native Tree Shop where you can buy 20 -40cm saplings at excellent prices, the Woodland Trust is proud to be working with a number of expert tree suppliers to offer you a wide selection of Jubilee trees. For every tree sold through these partners, 10% will be donated back to the Jubilee Woods project. For the month of February Sainsbury's will also be giving 10% back for every tree sold through our partners.
For 4 - 5ft stunning ornamental or native
trees, visit Trees Direct website
For an excellent selection of tasty fruit trees,
visit Thompson and Morgan
For instant impact garden trees, already
grown to be above head height, visit
Barcham Trees website