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 for 20 years or so until they have formed a canopy dense enough to shade out most of the ground vegetation. This is […]

The Nursery The Nursery

Aveland Trees grows native trees and shrubs from seed that we collect ourselves. Excess seed (Hawthorn and Blackthorn in particular) is grown on contract for us by other British nurseries. This way Aveland Trees controls the seed source of its plants while benefiting from the economies of scale and excellent growing conditions of the larger […]


Planting woods as a crop or as an ecosystem

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Forestry in the UK, Woodland planting

For many years new woodlands in Britain have been planted as a crop. An assessment is made to determine the most suitable species of tree to plant with regard to the soil type, climate and likely return from the mature timber.  Usually just one species was planted to simplify management of the crop; after all […]

Where to Plant a Wood

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Woodland planting

Many sites are suitable for woodland planting; arable fields, grass paddocks etc.

The Wintercrack Plum

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Nursery

The Wintercrack Plum, Prunus insititia, is often considered a native shrub to Britain. It grows readily from seed to produce a suckering bush similar to Blackthorn, Prunus spinosa, but without the spines and with an edible fruit.