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By Dunbar

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Dedar Sir/Madam. We would like to plant a tree in memory of a loved one. On the advice of an arboreal expert it is suggested the a Swamp Cypress or a Lebenon Cedar or a Tulip tree would be in keeping with other trees on the estate. The intended location for planting the tree is apprx 5-6 yards from a river and is in the Stoke on Trent area. Can anyone suggest which would be the best tree please? Many thanks



Hi Dunbar, You can find a list of native trees on the websites and would be well worth considering, we have just planted 'in memorium' a Fagus Sylvatica, Purpurea, a Copper Beech. You will get plenty of suggestions on here but just thought I would share this thought with you.

6 Apr, 2011


It makes a difference whether the ground is very moist, or indeed if the river sometimes floods. Interested to know where this is, as I lived in that area for many years.

6 Apr, 2011


How about Planting Alder Glutinosa? does well by rivers and sreams.

6 Apr, 2011


Liriodendron (tulip tree) likes a position in well drained, acidic soil and in full sun, so if the conditions are like that where you want to plant, then it'll be fine. The Taxodium (swamp cypress) is a good subject for planting near water - it's relatively unfussy, but does like a good bit of moisture. Drops its needles in winter, so not an evergreen.
Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon) is tolerant of a wide range of conditions, is evergreen, and gets about 130 feet eventually, with a very wide spread, so pretty large.

8 Apr, 2011

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