Wyevale Nurseries’ new cold store extends the bare root season

Wyevale Nurseries’ new cold store facilities have allowed the company to extend its bare root hedging and forestry transplant supply season to assist customers seeking supplies.

Its recently doubled cold storage capacity means that although the final date for lifting bare root hedging and forestry transplants was March 31 the stock will be prime for despatch throughout April into mid-May.

Carol Dickinson, head of Business Support at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, said: “We now have 3,000 cubic metres of cold store space to help extend our supply season, which is highly beneficial to our customers, who may be behind with the season due to the very wet spring and subsequent Coronavirus outbreak.

“The new cold store facilities are heavily stocked with hedging and forestry transplants waiting to go out to customers who require them, and we have a huge range of varieties and sizes of hedging and forestry available right now.

“Coronavirus also bought about a very abrupt end to our root ball tree lifting. Work efforts had to be quickly shifted into production and we have a full range of container grown trees ready and waiting to go. Please contact us to find out more via enquiries@wyevale-nurseries.co.uk.”

Wyevale Nurseries, which is one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries, invested in its new market-leading transplant facility in response to increasing demand for British-grown native trees and transplants. 80% of its transplants are now British sown and British grown.

Wyevale Nurseries specialise in ‘British sown, British grown’ transplants, with a full range of native broadleaf varieties. A large proportion of its transplant stock is seed raised and then grown and cared for at its Ledbury site.

The soil at this site is a sandy loam, perfect for producing fibrous root systems which will boost the plants nutrient take up and promote strong, vigorous growth.

Wyevale Nurseries is also an approved member of the UK Sourced & Grown Assurance Scheme (UKSG). A scheme organised by the Woodland Trust and Grown in Britain.

The scheme guarantees buyers that trees in its stock marked with the UKSG badge are raised from seeds sourced only from the UK and grown in the UK for their entire lifespan.