Established in 1981, Aveland Trees specialises in growing native trees and shrubs from seed, as well as woodland and hedgerow planting throughout Eastern England.


We are based in the village of Dunsby,
5 miles North of Bourne, Lincolnshire.


Contact us:
T: 01778 440716
M: 07889816411

Our Services

A little about what we do.

Woodland and Hedgerow Planting Woodland and Hedgerow Planting

Aveland Trees has been successfully planting woods and hedges for over 30 years. The planting season runs from the beginning of November through to the end of March. Woodland Planting Choice of species, density of planting and planting patterns are all critical decisions to be made that will have a lasting influence on the management […]

Woodland Management Woodland Management

Newly planted woodlands need to be cared for by weeding for the first 2 or 3 years but once the young trees are established and growing well they can be left alone until they start to compete with each other which may be at 8 to 15 years depending on the density of planting and […]

The Nursery The Nursery

Aveland Trees grows native trees and shrubs from seed that we collect ourselves. We collect large quantities of hawthorn berries (haws) each year which are sold to other British nurseries, we then buy back the hawthorn as one or two year plants.  This way Aveland Trees controls the seed source of its plants while benefiting […]


Nursery Wood

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Woodland management, Woodland planting

Nursery Wood is 1.1 hectares in size. It was planted in 2008, next to my tree nursery that grows native trees and shrubs, to demonstrate best practice in the establishment of multi purpose broadleaved woodland.

Grey Squirrels in Young Woodlands

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Woodland management

The damage that grey squirrels can do to young trees has been widely documented and the different methods of control (principally shooting and trapping) have also been discussed. My observations in a small mixed woodland point to a silvicultural solution to the problems of squirrel damage to young trees. Nursery Wood was planted in 2008 […]

Alternative Countryside Hedges

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Hedge planting

A 21st century hedge does not need to be stockproof, but it needs to be the best for wildlife and to look good.