Broadcaster and horticulturist Christine Walkden said:, "Trees to me add movement and grace to any garden situation, raising the eye into the third dimension, with stunning foliage, lovely flowers, great fruit and the ability to attract bird life and insects into the garden. We should all be planting more trees."
Recommended RHS AGM varieties include:
Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Worplesdon'
Those looking for companion plants to complement conifers in the garden are recommended to try:
Juniperus ‘Old Gold’