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We have now been informed that Ash may not be moved around the UK until the authorities have conducted their nationwide surveys and inspections. We expect this to take most of the winter and we are hopeful that all nurseries, Alba included, will be permitted to send out healthy ash trees in spring 2013.
If you were thinking of including Ash in your planting scheme, then our sales team can help you find appropriate alternatives. Please call us on 01620 825058.
ALBA TREES HAS NEVER IMPORTED ASH TREES
We believe that importing trees risks importing disease from Europe. As an island nation, we have the potential to keep ourselves isolated from the recent waves of pests and diseases which have ravaged the continent. It is not just about trees - many plants are hosts for diseases which can kill trees. Please check where your plants were grown, every time you order - we publish it on our quotes, orders and invoices. And spread the word - Buy British!
Visiting for the first time?
For those visiting our web site for the first time, the About Us menu option on the side bar provides information on who we are and what we do as well as giving a short nursery tour.
Let us help you find the right tree for you
Choosing the right tree or plant can be a difficult decision, with many factors to consider. That is why we have designed the species finder, which suggests what to plant according to your requirements and site. Your question may be covered in our FAQs, or for hedging advice try our hedge page. Our prices and availability are updated daily. If you are still not sure, please contact us and ask to speak to one of our sales team, who will be happy to talk you through the options.
As well as being the largest supplier of cell grown trees to UK forestry, we specialise in native trees for sites of ecological importance. We pay particular attention to traceability and provenance so you can be sure of where your plants came from. Take a look at examples of sites we have supplied to date. We hope you find your visit to our website both interesting and informative.
The contents page, again accessible via the side bar menu, is a good place to start and to find new ideas.
Shrubs and Wildflowers
As well as native trees, we also produce a wide range of shrubs, wildflowers and reeds. With the rapid decline in bee numbers in the UK, the importance of wildflowers is being increasingly recognised as an essential element to ecosystems.
If you are interested in planting trees, you may like to learn of the benefits of cell grown trees by looking at our handbooks. We have two pricing structures: one for wholesale and one for fewer than 150 plants. It is best to check availability on the ordering menu before contacting us, as we sometimes sell out of species towards the end of the growing season.
At Alba, we take conservation of our ecology and forests seriously. We are proud to have been involved in many vitally important conservation projects throughout the UK and would be delighted to hear about any future projects. If you would like to learn more, watch this Forests Matter video.
For those wishing to purchase FEWER than 150 plants we offer a special on-line ordering facility through our sister site at Buy-Trees-Online. Through our partnership with the Woodland Trust you can buy small quantities of native trees and also help the valuable work the Trust do in looking after our woodland heritage.