Plants for Shelter Belts & Hedges
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Plants for Shelter Belts & Hedges

Important Dates:

Buy March – April:
You can buy any time over the planting season, but a lot of species sell out – so for that reason this is best time to purchase.  They can be stored until planting season in a cool sheltered place and regularly watered.  Or, if fully paid for, I can store them in the nursery until needed.

May – September: Planting season.
This is the best time to plant, as the plants are more dormant than in the growing season. Optimal planting time is June – July. It can be a month either side of this depending on local growing conditions.

Beautiful plants, well packed, speedy delivery. Thanks, Elmarie.
Once again all good. Trees received in great condition, as and when expected. Will trade again. Nev. (March 2016)

We operate in sunny Northland where the climate is just right for growing quality shelter belt seedlings.

This business concentrates on the most popular and versatile varieties that not only grow fast, but often provide good firewood too.

This business has been used for educational site visits by Northtec Polytechnic's Sustainable Rural Development course. We have supplied plants and other products to Ellerslie Flower Show medal winning Landscape Architects and Landscape Construction Companies.

Varieties include: Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood), Casuarina glauca (Swamp Sheoke), Eucalyptus cordata (Heart Leaved Silver Gum), Eucalyptus fastigata (Brown Barrel), Eucalyptus ovata (Swamp Gum), and Pinus radiata (Monterey Pine). Also plant protectors (from rabbits and possums) and repellent spray are available for sale.

PlantsShelter belts offer a number of very beneficial attributes to farm and horticultural properties in New Zealand. They effectively screen livestock from prevailing weather, animal production decreases in cold, windy conditions, with energy being used to maintain body temperature rather than meat, milk or wool production. In summer, the trees provide shade for stock, reducing heat stress. They also greatly reduce moisture loss in grass and crops from drying winds on the leeward side of shelter belts. Hill stabilization is another major benefit as slips, even though temporary, reduce grazing area and can damage farm access tracks.

I am concentrating on varieties of shelterbelt and hedging plants that are recommended as best suited to a wide variety of conditions found around New Zealand. So there should be a variety of shelter belt species that suits your local climate on your farm or lifestyle block on this website.

Production design in this business is being continually developed to offer the best value to our customer.

PlantsDelivery is nationwide to your door, or for local sales, pick up is from central Whangarei.

When calculating the number of trees required for your property, it is recommended to plant between one to two metres apart. As a general rule, one and a half metres is suitable for most shelter belt species I sell.

For further information visit: www.teara.govt.nz/en/shelter-on-farms

Contract Growing:

If you can’t see the species you want here, or find it at another website, I can grow almost any species you require at similar prices. Let me know by June 30th and I can grow them for the next years planting season. I can source the seed. A 30 cent deposit is required per plant.

Nurseryman

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology from Massey University. I am also and experienced Nurseryman, and am a qualified gardener and Landscape designer, and have worked as a Landscape gardener in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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