Trees to plant in November - a good time to plant trees?
November is one of the busiest months in the year for planting trees and hedging. The ground is cold, soil is moist and with plenty of humidity plants and trees will need very little attention once planted. It's also the start of the dormancy period when deciduous trees and hedging plants have lost their leaves and go to sleep for the winter. As you know they don't completely switch off as the leaf buds start to develop for next springs explosion almost the moment the leaves have been shed so there is plenty to observe for the interested eye! The weather in November can be unpleasant and we do get enquiries from customers who are concerned that the tree seedlings or saplings or hedging plants that they have bought may not survive the wind, rain and low temperatures but there is almost nothing that the winter weather can throw at these young plants that would damage them. However we would recommend planting certain trees like Silver Birch trees that grow quickly and can be bent by the wind in sheltered spots and to use a tree protector tube like a Tubex Ecostart as these will protect young trees from wind, rabbits and will also suppress weeds and grass around the base of the tree which would compete for moisture and nutrients in the summer months. So despite the weather (for the planter)
So November is an excellent time to plant all trees, tree saplings and hedging. The good news is that our cell grown tree seedling plugs are very quick and easy to plant so unless you are planting a hundred metres of double staggered row hedging the job of planting one tree could take less than a minute ( and that minute may include deciding where to plant it..)