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May 2014 - Pleached Trees

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As people look to create height in their garden, whether it be to block an unsightly view, give you more privacy or just as a feature of interest in the garden, Pleached Trees are becoming more and more popular in domestic gardens, even in small outdoor spaces!


What is a Pleached Tree?

A pleached tree is one that is trained into a certain shape. It is trained by attaching a frame (usually timber) to the head of the tree and as the tree grows, it does so around the frame, giving a unique and attractive shape.

What types of trees can be pleached? 

The most common types pleached available in the UK are Photinias, Beech, Hornbeam, Pear, Wysteria, Acers, Cherry and Privet.

Pleached trees give instant height, impact and borders to a garden.  In terms of maintenance, as long as you or your gardener has a set of ladders they are relatively easy to maintain compared to a non-pleached tree. At the correct time of year they can be pruned back to the existing framework, to ensure a neat finish – it’s as easy as that!

Please take a look at this recent project in Hale in Cheshire to see what you think, they don't look like much now but they're going to look great!

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