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Tree Forms


Standard trees are defined as “trees with a substantially upright stem, clean of lateral growths, supporting a well branched crown.
The crown may have a central leader or a branched head, and branching appropriate for species or cultivar, with no main branches crossing in the crown.



Feathered trees are defined as “trees usually with an upright central leading shoot and a stem furnished with evenly spread and balanced lateral growths down to near ground level, according to species”.


Multistem trees

Multi stemmed trees are defined as “trees with two or more main stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system”.



A single stemmed tree, with lateral growth trained to a two-dimensional vertical frame and clipped to create a panel, usually used for screening.


Roof shape / Parasol

A single stemmed tree which has its central leaders cut and the lateral branches trained over a horizontal frame, creating a parasol effect.


Box shape

A single stemmed tree, with lateral growth trained to a three-dimensional frame and clipped to create a box / cubed head.



Mature, specimen multistems where lateral growth is pruned from the lower parts of the main stems to raise the canopy and create an umbrella form.



A tree with a single stem,  regularly pruned back to the trunk to encourange a regrowth of a dense mass of branches.


Instant Hedging

Individual plants which have been clipped over many years to create a dense rectangular form. When planted side by side,  an instant dense hedge is formed.




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Deepdale Trees Ltd.,
Tithe Farm, Hatley Road,
Potton, Sandy,
Beds. SG19 2DX.

  01767 26 26 36


Deepdale Trees

Grower of the UK's finest and widest selection of semi mature trees and shrubs.
From our convenient location in the heart of England, we are able to make year round deliveries Europe wide, selecting from over 140 acres of UK production. We are also able to source plants on request through our extensive supply network. Fully plant-passported and therefore able to supply trees throughout the UK and Europe.

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