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Tree Planting

Tree planting is a simple operation but many schemes end in failure due to poor plant handling and aftercare.

Guidelines on the choice of plant stock, ground preparation, timing of planting, plant handling, planting methods, use of stakes and ties and application of mulches can be found in 'Tree Planting' - a technical guidance card produced by Durham County Council - this can be downloaded below in PDF format.

Species Selection

Further information on species selection can be found in the Woodland and Forestry Guidelines,


Tree Planting (PDF, 216kb)

Further Information

  • For advice on caring for newly planted trees, established trees and ancient trees visit the Tree Council website.
  • The International Society of Arboriculture offers a range of tree care information, including brochures on pruning mature and young trees, and mature tree care.