Hillier supports renovation of Holly Bush estate

Hillier Trees has recently completed a project to supply semi-mature trees and mature hedging plants to Holly Bush Farm in Staffordshire.

Hillier Trees account manager Jamie Gormley said: "The landscape contractor for the project, Midland Contractors, was responsible for all hard and soft landscaping, all of which was designed to be of the absolute highest standard across the large estate.

"When commencing the soft landscaping elements, we were contacted by them to support, given our reputation for top quality trees. Alongside the quality requirements, it was also an important specification of the project that the finished result looked as though it had been in-situ for many years.

"At Hillier, we love getting involved in the early stages of projects and working alongside our customers to help ensure we achieve the best possible results. Trees are the backbone of almost all landscape schemes and so it is really important we work together to get this element right."

One of the elements of the estate renovation was the creation of a swan lake at the entrance to the property with semi-mature evergreen trees to create tall canopy boundaries. Hillier visited the property to make recommendations for further tree species which would establish well within the site-specific conditions and offer visual appeal.

Large quantities of semi-mature trees were supplied over a series of deliveries, all of which were British-grown by Hillier Trees on the company’s Hampshire tree nurseries. These included more than 50 semi-mature native pines for large evergreen boundaries to the properties.

Also planted were Betula nigra multi-stem trees and Betula utilis ‘Jermyns’.

Hillier Trees also grew instant mature hedging and supplied 40 fully-formed 3.5m yew hedges, which had been grown in airpots for 18 months, planted around the existing stately home and garden.

Midland Contractors' Alex Veitch said: "Hillier Trees provided tree recommendations which would not only be visually rewarding for the client, but establish well within the site conditions. The semi-mature trees and instant hedging were all of the highest quality and delivered punctually."

Trees used in the project include:

  • Pinus sylvestris
  • Betula nigra
  • Betula utilis ‘Jermyns’
  • Ulmus ‘New Horizon’
  • Prunus avium ‘Plena’
  • Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’
  • Taxus instant hedging

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