Cheviot Trees, situated in Scotland’s Border countryside, has experienced steady growth over the past five years after winning new contracts and also expanding its customer base.
This latest expansion is one of a series of initiatives designed to provide the additional capacity required for it’s anticipated business growth over the longer term.
The grower specialises in producing cell grown & jumbo plug plants for the forestry, landscaping & agricultural sectors. Established in 1988 by founder and managing director, Harry Frew, the company now supplies many million plants per year to clients throughout the UK and Europe.
Earthworks are underway to prepare the site for the installation of a further greenhouse complex and associated equipment – designed to be state of the art, to maximise efficiency and produce consistent product.
Frew said: "The acquisition of additional land, adjacent to our existing production facility, will greatly assist our continued expansion. The combination of our progressive growth & a specific increase in the species and seed sources that we are now being asked for has presented our team with real challenges.
"UK forestry is beginning to explore the use of ‘new and alternative species’, more suited to climate change, and able to withstand some of the new diseases which are constantly threaten our forests. The extra space will enable the business to continue to progress in a structured way, and to keep up with the strongly increasing demand for our cell grown trees. The increase in production has resulted in additional jobs for the local area - in all departments throughout the company."