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Bare Root Alder Tree

Bare Root Alder 'Glutinosa' Tree (5-6ft)

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Bare Root Alder Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Alder Tree
  • Alnus Glutinosa
  • Fast Growing & Hardy Tree
  • Bareroot Plant
  • Plant Size: 5 - 6ft
  • Age: 1 + 2
  • Form: Single Stemmed Whips

Bare Root Alder Tree - Characteristics

  • First trees to come into leaf & last to loose their leaves in Autumn
  • Foliage: Dark green with irregular leaf margin
  • Deciduous tree, they lose their leaves in Winter
  • Flower: Catkins appear in April - May
  • Habit: Upright & columnar
  • Mature size: 12m tall x 8m spread
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Very hardy tree

Bare Root Alder Tree - Uses

  • Ideal for large gardens
  • Great trees for fast results
  • Quick to establish & fast growing
  • Suited to poorer soils or wet soils
  • Grow to form wind barriers & visual barriers
  • Common in native hedgerows

Bare Root Alder Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Ideally, plant as soon as arrive
  • Bare root trees can only be planted during the dormant season (September to April)
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen
  • These saplings will establish fast

Positioning Trees

  • Position in a sunny spot
  • Soil: Happy in all soils
  • When planting, hold plants at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants
  • Support with bamboo cane for first 2 years
  • Replace cane with larger stake when required

After Care

  • Water before & after planting
  • Weeding is also essential, especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Bare Root Alder Tree - Quick Facts

  • Common along river banks, it's fibrous root system acts as a bank stabiliser
  • The wood of the alder is known as 'Irish Mahogany'
  • The wood was used to make shields in ancient times
  • More recently the wood was used to make clogs

Glas Scheme - DAFM

  • Rural Development Programme
  • Glas - (Green, Low Carbon, Agri-environment Scheme)
  • Points to Note
    • Not a whole farm scheme
    • All farmers may apply
    • Receive up to €5,000/yr over 5 years
    • Approved advisor must prepare the application
    • Nutrient Management Plan required
    • No guaranteed entry to the scheme, priority basis
    • If there is a Priority Environmental Asset (PEA) on the land, it must be chosen before any other action can be taken
    • There are deadline dates to have actions completed by
    • Once submitted, a plan cannot be changed

Glas Scheme - Planting a Grove of Native Trees

  • Planting Requirements
    • You can plant Alder, Silver Birch, Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Mountain Ash, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Scots Pine, Goat Willow
    • Minimum of 500m2 with 250 plants
    • Maximum of 900m2 with 450 plants
    • Plants must be a minimum of 40cm in height at time of planting
    • Spacing: Plant trees 2m apart in rows 1m apart
    • Grove needs to be protected from livestock. fencing off area will be necessary
    • Dead plants must be replaced
    • Weeds must be controlled
    • Plants must be purchased from a registered grower or supplier (Including ourselves)
  • Rates of Payment:
    • €0.90 per plant per year for 5 years
    • We can supply your EC plant passport when you order your hedging from us
    • Keep this passport reference number for your reps

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €2.50 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets