Ornamental Trees Blog

Japanese Gardens 03/09/2010
Cherry Blossom Trees, Get The Look, Japanese Maples, Ornamental Trees

Japanese Gardens

Originally Japanese gardens were intended to express Buddhism and Taosim but during the Heian period (794-1185) the purpose of Japanese gardens shifted to becoming a place for contemplation, amusement and ceremonies as well as being a place with religious meaning.  As with Chinese gardens nature has a huge influence on the design of Japanese gardens. The pine tree is a symbol of longevity in Japanese gardens, the black pine would be used to evoke a maritime scene whilst the red pine was used in more mountainous settings. Mostly, Japanese designs... Read More

03/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Ornamental Trees

A Guide To Buying Trees

How should I choose which trees to buy? There are a few things to think about when choosing what sort of tree to buy. Listed below are some points to consider; Would you like an ornamental, garden tree for aesthetic purpose only or a productive fruit tree? Do you require a tree for a particular purpose e.g. screening trees, fast growing trees, shade giving trees, avenue trees? What space is available for your trees? Do you require a dwarf tree or is there room enough for a larger growing tree?... Read More