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Sizes

Many clients who visit our well-maintained nursery in Potton, Bedfordshire, will instantly get a feel for the different sizes on offer and it helps to envisage how your garden or landscape will look.

Sizes can be rather deceptive, so it’s important to have some measurements to hand if you don’t want to underestimate or overestimate the size tree you need for your project. You can learn more about how our trees are priced and sold below, but if you’re unsure on the height, girth or weight you require, our friendly team are always on hand to offer guidance and advice.

Girth / Circumference

Standard trees are priced and sold according to their girth. The girth is the circumference of the stem measured one metre from ground level. Girth is a much better gauge of maturity than height, which can vary enormously between species.

Note: Only applies to standard trees.
Feathered and Multistem are measured in height (metres).

Girth Type
08-10cm Standard
10-12cm Selected Standard
12-14cm Heavy
14-16cm Extra Heavy
16-18cm Extra Heavy
18-20cm Extra Heavy
20-25cm Semi Mature
25-30cm Semi Mature
30+ cm Semi Mature

Weights

Nearly all of our trees are prepared and loaded with mechanical lifting tools, but a few of the trees we supply are suitable to be planted “by hand”. The weights given are approximate and may vary according to the tree variety, soil type and moisture content on your delivery date.

Tree Sizes
Girth/cm
Rootball Sizes
Diameter x Depth
WRB /cm
Weights
Kg
Container Sizes
Diameter x Depth
CG /cm
Weights
Kg

14-16

50x50cm

100

60x50cm

100

16-18

50x50cm

150

60x50cm

175

18-20

60x60cm

200

70x60cm

250

20-25

70x60cm

250

80x60cm

350

25-30

80x60cm

350

90x60cm

500

30-35

90x60cm

500

100x60cm

650

35-40

100x70cm

650

110x70cm

850

40-45

120x70cm

850

135x70cm

1100

45-50

130x70cm

1100

145x70cm

1600

50-60

140x70cm

1600

160x80cm

2500

60-70

160x80cm

2500

180x80cm

4000

70-80

180x80cm

4000

200x80cm

5500

80-90

200x100cm

5500

225x100cm

7500

90-100

225x100cm

7500

250x100cm

9000

100-120

250x100cm

9500

275x100cm

10000

Heights

The correlation between the girth and height of a deciduous tree varies greatly between varieties and even between different batches of the same variety. The table gives you an idea of the average height of a typical tree in each available girth.

Tree Sizes
Girth/cm
Height (metre)
14-16 3.0-4.0m
16-18 4.0-4.5m
18-20 4.0-5.0m
20-25 4.5-5.5m
25-30 5.0-6.0m
30-35 5.5-6.5m
35-40 6.0-7.0m
40-45 6.5-7.5m
45-50 7.0-8.0m
50-60 7.0-9.0m
60-70 7.0-10.0m+

Example of Quercus palustris in different girth sizes

Standard trees are available from 12/14 cm to 90/100 cm girth. Our example photographs below show Quercus palustris in different sizes.

Girth: 14-16cm
Rootball: 50cm diameter x 30cm deep
Height of plant: approx 4.0m

Girth: 20-25cm
Rootball: 80cm diameter x 50cm deep
Height of plant: approx 5.0 - 6.0m

Girth: 35-40cm
Rootball: 110cm diameter x 70cm deep
Height of plant: approx 7.0 - 8.0m

Girth: 80-90cm
Rootball: 220cm diameter x 100cm deep
Height of plant: approx 10 - 12m

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