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how many trees have you planted so far?

LTobyLToby Posts: 211
We have planted 8 flowering trees last year. Several dogwoods, Cherry trees and conifers of various cultivars. We love these trees as their foliage changes during a given season as they are all adding unique features in the garden.
Aberdeenshire, Scotland


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,547
    How many so far? In my life?  Fifty years ago I belonged to a group called the Puggled Muckers that went round the Edinburgh area doing tree planting among other things. A fair number of trees got planted then. I see that they are still in business!

    In my current garden? At least 20 fruit trees, not all of which have survived disease or the weather. Plus other things such as laburnum and so on. And then a row of conifers to block out certain aspects of the view.

    A lot. 🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 601
    A meagre 4, but was lucky enough to inherit some in both the houses I lived in. 
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,940
    In my current garden which already had a mature Acer japonicum and a Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia), I've planted 4 additional trees, another Rowan (Sorbus vilmorinii), a Whitebeam (Sorbus Lutescens), an Arbutus unedo and a Catalpa bignonioides, plus a Tree fern, if that counts! 
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,131
    My garden is small and there were already a large purple-leaved cherry plum , a lilac, a laburnum and a rowan, all quite old and the rowan has since died and been removed (in that order). Also took out a conifer (suspected leylandii but not sure) that was near the house, small but grew 2 feet in the first year so we got rid quick. I've planted an Amelianchier lamarkii (now up to the eaves of the house) and two new Sorbus that I bought as 12" high saplings and grew on - S. gonggashanica and S. Olivacea, both now about 8'. I quite fancy some cordon apples but don't really have the space unless something else goes.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,955
    edited 18 March
    At my last house which had a very big garden I planted a copper beech, silver birch Jacquemontii, cercis Forest Pansy, Robinia, Tree of Heaven x2, pink Horse Chestnut x 2, Plane trees x 3, variegated maple, apples x 6, peach tree, greengage, plum, cherries x 2, flowering cherries x 2, Indian bean tree, Cornus Controversa and some conifers.

    My current house already has several trees, Cercis, silver birch, maples, various fruit trees and conifers, Indian bean tree. I've only planted a silver birch Jaquemontii and an Amalanchier.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • SYinUSASYinUSA Posts: 180
    Only 5 - 3x cornus florida, 1x magnolia soulangea, 1x vitex agnus-castus. We have dozens of mature trees on our property, mostly pines but also pyrus calleryana, lagerstroemia, albizia julibrissin (mimosa tree), various oaks, and liquidambar. 
  • To my shame, not many - but the garden isn't that big.
    One each of cherry, apple, plum and pear. 
    Two Cornus - kept as bushes rather than trees.
    But plenty of shrubs, hedging, fruit bushes, etc. 
    I did remove a conifer and buddleia.
  • Living on a small farm I have planted over a thousand if you count the ones that go into making hedgerow. Lucky to have the space to have a good range of trees planted with the golden weeping willow now starting to look like a proper tree, like the Italian stone pine and giant redwood. Grew an evergreen variety of dogwood (?Cornus capitata) from seed from fruit I collected and initially had about a hundred of these but there have been some of them lost and a lot of them I put into making a small length of a hedge row that I keep trimmed in the garden as an experiment. Only got to plant an olive for the first time last year and it looks to have had a rough time over the winter so hoping it survives and settles in. Main tree experiment for this year is Carob tree seeds I collected on holiday but I know its a bit of a stretch to get them to survive here.

    Happy gardening!
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Posts: 206
    3 conifers, 2 silver birch, a cherry, a pear, 2 apple and a weeping pear, so that's 10 for me. I never knew it was that many, my garden isn't that big
  • CrankyYankeeCrankyYankee Posts: 227
    I spent a small fortune last year cutting down trees!  I'm lucky to own a small piece of land, and about 4 of my 8 acres are heavily forested. I'm working to remove the invasives (autumn olive, oriental bittersweet) and trees toxic to livestock (cherry trees, etc), as well as white pines that have grown to dangerous heights.  We've been dealing with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, so many of my ash trees have succumbed and need to be taken down.  Poplars are at the point where they're so tall, they pull out by the roots during violent storms and create dangerous snags, so many of those have been taken out.  What's left is breathing room for the sugar maples, some spectacular oaks, hemlocks (important to wildlife), elms, birch, beech, and to my delight, dozens of native Pagoda Dogwoods (cornus alternifolia).  My ex-husband was in the logging business, and he always said "treat your forest like you would your garden and it will give back to you everything you put into it"; prune, weed, nurture, harvest.  I'm working very hard to provide a better environment for the trees that are here already.  :)
    New England, USA
    Metacomet soil with hints of Woodbridge and Pillsbury
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