Trees are a precious natural asset and, as a natural carbon sink, are a vital part of the fight against climate change. Woodlands and forests will play an important role in the UK’s efforts to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2050, which is why the government is committed to planting 11 million trees by 2022. Funding for this scheme was announced by HM Treasury in the 2018 Autumn Budget.
By planting more trees and creating new woodland, land managers also provide a range of other ecosystem benefits such as preventing flood risk, soil conservation and boosting biodiversity.
We are a young tree nursery which will grow approximately 170,000 trees annually from British seed and nuts procured from controlled supply which is batch coded for traceability to conform to plant health regulations. Trees are grown at our nursery location in North Cave and in 2022 we will start production at a second site in Wilberfoss near Pocklington in East Yorkshire to grow a futher 140,000 trees annually.
Our cell grown trees are grown in root trainers, which unlike bare root trees, better hold the water and the root ball is contained for ease of planting. They can therefore be held for longer durations in the pods during large planting projects, which is helpful to planting teams.
We have the capacity and operational knowledge to grow large volume orders for conservation projects, carbon emission offsetting projects and currently supply many county tree planting schemes under the Northern Forest project, Trees For Climate and the Community Forest programmes.
We are currently working with the Hull Butterfly City initiative growing Alder Buckthorn to encourage the Brimstone Butterfly amongst 24 other native varieties. (Please see our tree list below in Tree Prices.) Our tree planting numbers are shared with the HEYwoods management team to contribute to their Northern Forest planting target and we have recently planted another 2000 trees on our own conservation area onsite.
We are working towards developing a programme with service personnel veterans to engage them in learning about tree planting.
Our tree nursery is growing cell grown trees from British seeds and nuts in root trainers. Our trees are traceable and come with their own passport. We have capacity and resource to grow on large volumes for large scale planting and annual carbon offsetting projects. All of our trees are grown as part of our charitable green therapy operations teaching horticulture to adults with learning disabilities. We have over 100 adults per week working at our commercial plant and tree nursery and focus on trees has allowed us to expand the team members to help with this vital work.
We procure native seed and bring it on in seed trays.
When young trees have germinated we transfer to root trainers.
After time in the tree nursery, the trees are moved to mature outside.
Trees are sold to rural and urban projects.
We also provide more mature trees to the onsite retail stock.
What we grow for Habitat and Conservation projects
This video is aimed at the UK landowner looking to improve the biodiversity of their land. This may be in the form of planting trees, planting hedges, creating wildflower meadows, building new ponds or renewing older ones, improving filed margins or creating cover for game. The video explains the key advantages to the consumer of the products and services available and why Mires Beck is the one stop shop for all your habitat creating needs.