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
E: hugh @

Our Services

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

Summer 2018 has been a difficult time for tree nurseries with large water bills and fuel costs. Some trees such as sweet chestnut have reacted well to the heat while others such as hawthorn just stop growing and are reluctant to start again. Aveland Trees grows native trees and shrubs from seed that we collect […]

From the Blog

My hedge is covered in spider webs

Spring 2019 has been notable for the number of reports of web forming caterpillar nests. In early April a farmer near Chatteris rang to tell me that a mixed native hedge which I had planted 3 years earlier had a whole lot of football sized webs and caterpillars were eating the emerging leaves. I told […]

Spotted Flycatchers in New Woodlands

I have just been walking in Bullen’s Wood, a small farm woodland planted in 1989, and was pleased to hear and see a spotted flycatcher. Looking around I could see that this was ideal habitat for flycatchers. The 30 year old trees were generally straight and tall but the woodland has been regularly thinned for […]

Update on Ash Trees in Nursery Wood

Ash die back disease (hereafter called Chalara) was first noted in Nursery Wood (planted Spring 2008) in summer 2014. Infected stems were cut out, new leaders encouraged, and a program of pruning all ash trees up to 2 metres was established (see details in an earlier blog). This management seemed to be working well, previously […]