Jubilee celebrations sow the seeds for a new online business

WITH plans to mark the Queen’s Royal Jubilee – and the Woodland Trust’s vision to create 60 Diamond Woods gathering pace – a Lincolnshire tree specialist has launched a new venture.

Spurred on by the rising popularity of tree planting schemes to mark special occasions, Andrew and Zoe Henderson have taken the wraps off treesandhedging.co.uk, an online shop designed to serve everyone from farmers to charities, school groups and individuals.

Treesandhedging.co.uk is a sister business to Mr Henderson’s wholesale company, The British Hardwood Tree Nursery, which is based at Snitterby.

“We have spotted an opportunity to use our 20 years of experience in this field to offer everyone a fast and easy way of selecting and ordering trees, plants and sundries.” said Mr Henderson.

“Tree schemes are a brilliant way of marking important milestones, such as the Royal Jubilee, but you don’t need a special occasion to get planting. People may get together to create community woodlands, owners of estates may want to develop woodland for wildlife or even for green fuel.

“The Tree Council’s National Tree Week will be celebrated from November 27 to December 5 and that usually results in many more people thinking about ways of using trees to good effect in their own environment.

“And right now is the ideal time for communities, landowners, schools and individuals to be thinking ahead, designing a scheme and considering which species of trees, shrubs or hedging they might need.”

Treesandhedging.co.uk offers woodland/forestry trees, hedging plants, fruit trees, planting and gardening products – even gift vouchers.

The new venture is also selling tree and hedgerow packs for customers and, in addition, a Wood Fuel Pack to meet the growing demand from people looking for new options in a climate of soaring fuel costs.

Treesandhedging.co.uk will distribute on a nationwide basis but will also be offering shoppers an easy ‘click and collect’ option for those who live closer.