Expert Tree & Hedge Planting Services

Serving Hertfordshire & Devon

Your trusted partner for tree planting, hedge planting, and hedge screen services. Get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.

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Local Tree & Hedge Planting

With years of experience in the arborist industry, we are fully committed to enhancing your landscape with carefully selected trees and hedges that thrive in your environment and blend harmoniously into your established miniature ecosystem. Our services are available throughout Hertfordshire and Devon, ensuring that your local landscape receives the expert care it deserves.

Trees and hedges are more than just plants, they are vital to creating a healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment. Whether for wildlife, privacy, or curb appeal, the importance of expertly considered planting services cannot be overstated. Our expert arborists offer comprehensive tree planting services tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your green spaces are both beautiful and sustainable.

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Hertfordshire Planting Services

We’re based in Hitchin and have worked extensively throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our knowledge of trees and hedges in the Hertfordshire landscape help us deliver a top-tier planting service throughout the region.

Based in Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, or Hertford? Looking for professional planting? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Devon Planting Services

We’re also based in Totnes and our proud to provide our full range of professional tree and hedge planting services to homes and businesses across Devon. With it’s diverse tree landscape, you need arborists equipped with the right tools and knowledge.

Based in Plymouth, Exeter, or Torquay? Looking for any of our range of planting services? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

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01626 299420

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Comprehensive Tree Planting Services

As part of our full tree planting service, we provide a range of essential steps to ensure the success and longevity of your trees:

Site Assessment
Our team conducts a thorough analysis of your property to determine the best species and locations for planting. This involves evaluating soil type, sunlight exposure, drainage, and existing vegetation. By understanding the unique conditions of your landscape, we can select tree species that will thrive and complement your surroundings. This careful assessment ensures that your trees are positioned optimally for growth, aesthetics, and environmental benefit, creating a harmonious addition to your property.

Soil Preparation
We ensure the soil is well-prepared with necessary nutrients to support healthy growth. Proper soil preparation involves testing the soil to determine its pH level and nutrient content, then amending it as needed with organic matter, compost, and other soil enhancers. This process is crucial for the development of strong root systems, as it creates an ideal environment for your trees to absorb water and nutrients. By improving soil structure and fertility, we lay the foundation for robust and healthy tree growth.

Professional Planting
Utilising best practices, we plant your trees to ensure they establish strong root systems. Our expert planting techniques include proper hole depth and width, careful handling of root balls, and precise planting depth to avoid issues such as girdling roots. We also use staking and mulching methods to support young trees and protect them from environmental stressors. These meticulous steps minimise transplant shock, promote robust growth, and set the stage for your trees to thrive for years to come.

Aftercare
We offer ongoing maintenance and care advice to help your new trees flourish. Our aftercare services include detailed watering schedules to ensure your trees receive adequate moisture, especially during critical establishment periods. We also provide pest and disease management strategies to protect your trees from common threats. Additionally, we offer guidance on pruning and fertilisation to encourage healthy growth and structural integrity. Our comprehensive aftercare support ensures that your trees continue to thrive long after planting, maintaining their health and beauty.

Specialised Hedge Planting and Screening

Hedges serve multiple purposes, from creating privacy screens to enhancing the visual appeal of your property. Our hedge planting services are designed to meet your landscaping goals, whether it’s for privacy, noise reduction, or simply adding greenery. We provide:

  • Custom Hedging Solutions: Choose from a variety of hedge plants like boxwood, privet, yew, and more, tailored to your preferences.
  • Hedge Screening: Perfect for creating natural barriers, our hedge screening solutions ensure your privacy while adding a touch of elegance to your garden.
  • Expert Planting: We carefully plant your hedges to ensure uniform growth and a lush, dense appearance.
  • Maintenance Services: Regular trimming and care to keep your hedges healthy and well-shaped.

Why Choose Us for Tree and Hedge Planting?

Our team consists of experienced arborists with extensive knowledge in tree and hedge planting. We source only the healthiest plants from reputable nurseries to ensure long-term success. Listening to your needs, we provide personalised solutions that align with your vision. Committed to eco-friendly practices, we use sustainable methods to ensure the health of your landscape and the environment.

Have you got a larger environmental project in mind? Check out our Habitat Regeneration services.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the long-term costs associated with maintaining newly planted trees and hedges?

The long-term costs for maintaining newly planted trees and hedges can vary depending on the species, local climate conditions, and the level of care required. Generally, these costs may include regular watering, fertilisation, pest and disease management, and pruning. Initial years might require more intensive care to establish strong root systems, which can involve additional expenses for water and professional care services.

How do you determine the best types of trees and hedges for a specific property beyond just soil type and sun exposure?

In addition to soil type and sun exposure, determining the best types of trees and hedges for a property involves assessing the local climate, the property’s overall landscape design, and the specific functional needs such as privacy, shade, or aesthetic preferences. We also consider the growth rate and mature size of the plants to ensure they fit well within the available space without requiring excessive future maintenance.

What specific species of trees and hedges do you recommend for achieving the best privacy and noise reduction?

For privacy and noise reduction, dense evergreen trees and shrubs are typically recommended. Species like Leyland Cypress, Arborvitae, and Boxwood are popular for hedges due to their dense foliage and fast growth rates. For trees, species like Holly or Spruce can provide year-round privacy and act as effective sound barriers due to their thick branches and foliage.

Can you explain the process and benefits of your habitat regeneration services?

Our habitat regeneration services involve restoring and enhancing natural environments to support biodiversity and ecological health. This process includes planting native species, removing invasive plants, and sometimes modifying the landscape to better support local wildlife. The benefits include increased plant and animal diversity, improved soil health, and enhanced aesthetic and recreational value of the area.

Do you work in both Hertfordshire and Devon?

Yes! We’ve been based in Hertfordshire for over 10 years and have recently opened a new branch in Devon headed up by our founder Ben!

Specialised Arborists & Horticulturists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

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Tree Felling & Tree Removal Specialists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come. In the event that a tree needs to be felled, we responsibly remove, careful not to damage the surrounding landscape, and recycle all waste.

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Z

Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

Jobs Completed

Years Of Experience

Areas Covered

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?

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Health and safety is our top priority

Each job is planned as one would expect and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival of each site every day.

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Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years’ experience. As an Arboriculture Approved Contractor, we are also CHAS & SAFE Accredited and our staff are CRB Checked and hold CSCS cards.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook

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Insurance for peace of mind

Waterman Tree Co. are fully insured and with up to £5 million worth of public liability insurance.

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Environmentally responsible

We recycle 100% of all our waste, which is then taken to power stations to generate carbon-neutral electricity.