St Michael’s has teamed up with Wyevale Nurseries to create our first ever tree planting initiative.

At a time when we all need to be considering our carbon footprint, what better way than to do this and banish the New Year blues by getting out in the garden with the family and planting your own specimen tree.

Planting a tree is also a fitting way to remember a loved one and provide a living legacy to that person whilst supporting your local Hospice in the process.

We have four fabulous trees for you to choose from each which will provide you with year round interest over a long period of time – for a full description of each variety please see below under the tree section.

Our tree packs cost £20 each and include your chosen tree, cane support, tree guard as well as a “How to” planting guide.

1. Select your tree
2. Pay £20
3. Collect your tree and planting guide!

Everyone and anyone can get involved! All you need is an appropriate space in your garden and you can plant a beautiful tree that will last a lifetime.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect type of tree, simply sign up and you will be able to collect your tree from St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree, Hereford between 7th – 11th March between 9am and 5pm on any of the days.

You tree will be rootless meaning no mess!

Your tree is totally unique and will vary between 0.8 – 1.5m in height.

We recommend that you plant your tree soon after you’ve collected it to ensure it gets off to the best possible start in life and to also make sure your garden/planting area is large suitable for the size your tree will grow to.

Step 1: Pick a tree!

With four beautiful trees to choose from, and varying sizes to suit your landscape, you’ll find a tree that will give you years of enjoyment.

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Step 2: Order your tree

Click here to order your chosen tree! Each tree costs £20 and includes your tree, tree planting kit and planting guide.


Step 3: Collect your tree

Once you’ve ordered your chosen tree, it will be available for to you collect from St Michael’s Hospice in Bartestree, Hereford between 7th – 11th March between 9am and 5pm on any of the days.

When you come to collect, your tree will be rootless meaning no mess! It will vary between 0.8 – 1.5m in height.


Step 4: Plant your tree!

We recommend planting your tree as soon as possible. Use your tree planting guide and instructions to fit the tree guard plus support and to give it the best start in life!

A stunning tree. The Rowan or Mountain Ash is a small native tree with lovely bright berries in autumn which are a magnet for birds.

The foliage has a serrated edge and it develops fantastic autumn colour.

White flowers appear in April-May which are attractive to bees.

Its abundance of features make it a good choice for small gardens.

To find out more about this type of tree, click here

How big will it grow to?

It is a rounded tree that will grow 6 x 4 metres in 20 years.

The Silver Birch is a native graceful tree.

It forms a light canopy with elegant, drooping branches.

The leaves are light green, small and triangular-shaped with a toothed edge and they fade to yellow in the autumn.

The tree is also characterised by its white bark.

It is able to tolerate a broad range of site conditions.

To find out more about this type of tree, click here

How big will it grow to?

It will grow 12 x 8 metres over a 20-50 year period.

The Hornbeam us a gnarled and mighty tree and it is as tough as they come, Its year-round leaf cover makes it a winter haven for wildlife. The leaves are smaller and more deeply furrowed than Beech leaves and have finely toothed edges.

The foliage becomes golden yellow to orange in colour in the autumn and most leaves stay on throughout the winter.

It has grey-green smooth bark and a fluted trunk and it is a wonderful, stately, rounded native tree.

To find out more about this type of tree, click here

How big will it grow to?

It will grow to 12+ metres x 8+ metres over a 50+ year period.

This European Beech is a beautiful, large, deciduous tree with a densely pyramidal to rounded-spreading crown. Often referred to as a ‘Copper Beech’.

Its foliage of broadly elliptic, lustrous, coppery to deep purple leaves, turns copper-red in the autumn.

The smooth, grey bark is truly stunning and looks amazing in the winter landscape.

It makes a superb specimen tree for a large landscape and it is also excellent for hedges and screens.

To find out more about this type of tree, click here

How big will it grow to?

It can grow to a height of more than 40m after 100 years. 

Wyevale Nurseries

In partnership with Wyevale Nurseries

Established in 1930, Wyevale Nurseries is a family run wholesale grower dedicated to the production of top quality nursery stock. Their product range is extensive and they are regularly introducing new and exciting plants to enhance this. Find out more